seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle into a snifter. It poured a mostly clear orangish-amber color with persistent creamy off-white foam and a little lace. Aromas and flavors of bread, sweet malts, caramel, faint noble hops, faint black pepper. Smooth and balanced, it tasted a bit like an Oktoberfest but fruitier with a mellow spiciness. Mild, balanced and unassuming. Good stuff.
gregwilsonstl (1938) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy brown. Thin head. Very sweet and light. Like a wheat soda. Very drinkable.
vyvvy (5528) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Fest - Pours clear copper / orange with an off-white head. The aroma has smooth caramel lager maltiness, good amount of toast, light spice and smooth hazelnut. Medium smooth body with a minor amount of carbonation. The flavor start with slick lager malt, dry caramel, spice, toffee and a nice balance to everything. The finish adds some crusty bread. Really nicely done.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. From perennial. Tropical fruity but based on caramel malt. Glowing red amber with beige head. Good lacing. Balanced. With malt slightly winning overt in the taste expression, with a nutty biscuity ness. This has a slick drink ability and hop expression that is unique to the style.
wxman (1724) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear pale amber with a nice white head. Slight bready aroma. Sweet toasted malt, buttery, bready and light hop taste. A really good Munich/Marzen! BTW, this beer is identified as a Munich style lager by the brewmaster. There is nothing Dort or Helles about it. Don’t know who entered that into the description here, but it goes against the brewer’s description and the taste, overall appearance and mouth feel.
jandd1983 (3737) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a golden color with a small white head. The aroma was some maltiness with hops and a little roastiness. The taste was also similar with maltiness and hops. It was a lighter beer than they normally brew, but still very good.
beernbourbon (1520) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Pour is clear amberwith a medium white head. Aroma is light biscuit malt with faint hints of floral hops and a touch of roast. Pretty light. Flavor is also quite light with hints of biscuit malt and light floral hops. Very light all around. Session.
phaleslu (9251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Perennial. Pours a bit darker than a typical Dortmunder/helles; rather than a clear gold, this one is more of an orange color with a small off-white head. Notes of pale and cereal malts, grassy hops, straw, crackers, and toasted sugar. Light-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a crisp, dry mouthfeel. I split a small one with my wife, so I need to try this one again and re-rate when I get a better handle on it.