rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber with small head. light bodied oktoberfest-style beer. caramel malt. rather thin, but what’s here isn’t bad.
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper color with no head. Aroma of roasted malt and grain, Grain flavor with roasted malt, and some caramel. Decent.
Bif (2049) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a fairly small head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, mild sweetness and bit of grain. Taste of roasted malt, nice malt sweetness and bit of grain in the background. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, smooth with a good balance. Enjoyable beer, better than I expected.
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a very thin fizzy white head that faded very quickly. Looks rather thin on the pour. The nose is fairly thin with a slightly husky note and some light sweetness. I don’t smell any hops in here at all. The flavor is rather thin and sweet with light huskiness on the finish. This is seriously lacking in body and depth of the malt profile. The flavor profile really comes across as more of an Amber Ale than a true Marzen. Light bodied and thin in texture with a slight stickiness on the finish, light fizzy carbonation. Not exactly a role model for the style.
VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright amber, mild sweet aroma, filtered appearance, small but lasting head unlike the Point Amber, good lasting lacing to the end. Excellent overall sweet flavor, not hoppy, great drinkability for all day festivals in New Braunfels like wurstfest. Great flavor and lighter body.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light copper with a pretty good-sized head. Very little aroma beyond some vaguely earthy and toasty malts. Taste of yeast, bread, and toast. Light and crisp and creamy. Not a wower, but it hits all the basic examples of the style. Pleasant, easy drinker on a hot day.
Patrickctenchi (6037) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with a puffy, light tan head.
Aroma is caramel malt, bread...
Taste is sweet, toasted bread.
Average, but pretty good.
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the Sampler 12 pack. Gave this one a try after it one the GABF award in 2012.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home courtesy of elkhunter36. Thanks man! Pour is clear amber with a small cream head and good lacing. Grainy, old, malty aroma w tih light touches of grass, corn, and wet-dog. Taste is caramel, somewhat grainy, corn, grassy, citrusy, bready, light toffee, and nutty. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Meh.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach. Pours a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy toasted malts. The taste is toasted malts, apple, faint hop finish. Thin and slightly watery.