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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A full bodied fest beer, amber colored, very smooth, Original Gravity: 13.5, made from a variety of roasted malts, 2-row pilsner malt and imported Hallertau hops. One of Michael Jackson’s 24 favorite American beers.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Malty... in... your... mouth.
Duff: Now, Homer, we’ve developed this additive that makes beer super, super malty. Care to try it?
Homer: Wait a minute, will this erase my memory?
Duff: No, not at all.
[Duffman prepares a hypodermic needle, and injects Homer. He’s immediately knocked out]
Thankfully, my memory isn’t erased either. Wait, what was I writing?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Excellent flavor and color. Full body and complex presentation of malts. Very good overall - another Fat Head's beer on tap!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Sweet and spicy, with a nice copper color and a very smooth aftertaste. Very drinkable. Not my favorite beer of all time, but I definitely look forward to it every year.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Perhaps it is because of my limited samples that I like this brewery’s beer so much. Perhaps it would wear on me. THis is my favorite Maerzen, with the sole exception of Burgerbrau. I think the two are comparable, however. Each is light, with a candy (but totally uncaramelized) malt sweetness and beautifully managed hops. I dig.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1143) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours a clear reddish brown. Aroma of banana and syrup. Taste is smooth and well-balanced. Not cloying the hops are enough to balance the sweetness and make for a drier finish. Nicely done. I could get a case ad this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Pleasantly surprising. Nice copper color, sweet, roasted, clean flavor, quite refreshing with wings.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2006
UPDATED: APR 10, 2006 12 oz bottle from Beer World of Largo <P> The aroma presents grassy hops and loads mild caramel malt as it warms. Rich amber in color with a perfect thumb thick, quite lasting, creamy white head. The sweet fore is smooth with malts and even some mild nutty notes and a bit of toffee throw in. Very lively, tongue tickling carbonation. It’s pretty damn tasty and has a great feel to it. Damn nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tiffany Beer Mug (yeah, I know, but it was a 5th anniversary gift from my work and actually pretty cool). Appearance: Clear, rich copper but it struggles to form a head. Aroma: Fairly dry caramel, cherry, biscuit and noble hops. Taste: Semi-sweet at first with cherry and caramel before becoming more biscuity and spicy on the finish. Nicely balanced and it has a sweet core that is not at all cloying. Palate: Moderate carbonation, smooth, fairly light body, semi-dry finish. Overall: Another winner from Penn, as the 4 beers I have had from them (alas, two were in my pre-review days) have been well above average examples of their respective German styles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
The dark copper beer pours with a thin, off-white head. It displays average retention, and fades to a thin layer of foam. The aroma is very strong on malt sweetness, with a hint of alcohol. The taste is almost all malt, with caramel, roasted malt, and just a hint of hop bitterness. The beautiful sweetness caresses the tongue, while the piney hops clean the palate. The mouthfeel is full and robust, almost feels like you could chew this beer. Just a hint of malt alcohol sweetness lingers on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2005
Cool Mardi Gras/St. Patricks day label. A light copper color with a tan head. A mildly sweet pleasant aroma. An excellent beer. A slight caramel, sweet taste with a slightly sour finish. Really well done and very good.


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