Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Binny’s, surprisingly haven’t had this until recently at Great Taste of the Midwest. Pours a translucent amber/golden brown in color with a small white head. Nose is a solid traditional marzen, there is toasted malt and some breadiness. There is also faint hops and some light spice. The flavor is a little hoppier than I would typically prefer, but it doesnt really detract from the beer. In addition to noble hops, I get toasted malt, some honey, and light spice. Light to medium mouthfeel, light carbonation, no booziness, and a moderate finish. Pretty solid domestic interpretation of a marzen, I will gladly grab another bottle or two of this to enjoy during football season. Great value at $5 for a 22 oz.
maekchu (2450) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Good roasty nose, some tropical fruit, caramel. Medium amber color, thin tan lace. Roast malt initial, a little burst of chocolate and berries, cake dough, and light final hop bitterness. Thin-medium body. Pleasant. Somewhat surprising flavors in mid palate. Tasty enough but not really special.
Drjohnrock (514) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 ounce can purchased at Delhi Liquor Store (fka One Stop Party Shop), tasted on October 26, 2014. Slightly cloudy amber hue, moderate toasted malt/sugary nose, smooth toasted malt flavor--not much hoppiness but what’s impressive about this beer is that it has none of the harshness/off flavors found in lesser examples of the style. It doesn’t have the depth of flavor of Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest but I’m giving it the same score. Really nice brew.
cheap (4336) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very slightly sweet honey aroma. From a can this has a really nice sparkling pour with a big head. Looks a orangish pale lager. Taste is quite strong but it seems to have lots of that fest feel to it. Could have a few more manners. A little bit medicinal, you can tell this stuff is 6% +. So they make fest beer year round now? OK, so be it, technology can do everything, we are so smart, heheh. Yessir, goes down pretty easy but that little kick keeps reminding you that it a higher % beer. OK overall.
GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is not much. Taste is a light caramel malt. Ok beer.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of bready dough, light caramel, herbal hops, rye spice, and soft pretzels. Finish is slightly more spice/hop.
GRM (3149) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample, 4 ounces, draught, drunk at Revolution Brewing - Milwaukee Avenue, trip to Chicago, savoured on September 27 2014; eye: coppery, clear, tiny ring of off-white head, light lacing; nose: malt, sugar, slight fruity; mouth: malt, sugar, slight fruity, light acridness, malty finale with acrid presence, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct
Échantillon, 4 onces, en fût, bue chez Revolution Brewing - Milwaukee Avenue, voyage à Chicago, savourée le 27 septembre 2014; œil : cuivrée, limpide, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, légère dentelle; nez : malt, sucre, très léger fruité; bouche : malt, sucre, très léger fruité, légère âcreté, finale maltée avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : correct
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewpub. This years batch is 5.7%. Light copper/deep gold. Fruity caramel aroma and flavour, hints of chocolate, moderately sweet with excellent malt structure and a nice hoppy finish. Excellent.
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear amber with sticky lacing. Mild aroma is a little musky with earth and baking spice notes. Palate is medium-full with a musky caramel flavor. Good structure and a nice finish. Very good for the style.
Dogbrick (8902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of burnt malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Distinct in this style for its balanced caramel malt and lack of overall sweetness, gaining subtle brown sugar elements and finishing with understated hops. Well-balanced through the medium length.