Dunt (295) - 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.
vmilaxer29 (407) - 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.
DuffMan (6968) - 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.
fraternie (838) - 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.
Dfonorow (1529) - 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.
markducommun (234) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can into a tulip. Deep golden orange, quite clear, light white head. Light honey, some floral notes, some spice. Slightly damp hay. Light bitterness upfront, trailing off through the finish. Round sweetness predominates. Mid to light body, mild carbonation. Some acidity. Quite a long aftertaste. Quite good.
ARH (520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured into a pilsener glass. The aroma is that of toast, some citrus, some grass, and earthy note, and a hint of spice. It pours a clear brown-orange color with a soft, whitish head that retains a decent surface layer and a medium thick, mostly dense, ring. It leaves behind rings of snowy lace on the glass. The taste is a nice balance between medium, malty sweet and medium, spicy bitter. The creamy texture is complimented by a fizzy carbonation. The medium body contains notes of grass, earth, and spice with a caramel undertone. It’s slightly dry and finishes clean with flavors of dry citrus peel, spice, and caramel. There’s also a hint of cough syrup to the finish. The aftertaste is slightly astringent and holds earth notes as well as spice.
JStax (3166) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pour. Clear copper with a white head. The aroma has some fruity and some carrot cake qualities. The taste is somewhat sweet, but remains earthy. Lighter body and medium carbonation.
Christpuncher (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my style of beer. Very strong malt flavor and smells like a lager. Slightly sweet finish. Pours deep orange in color.
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hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mostly cleat light amber, slight thin head, good lacing. Aroma toasted malt, caramel, slight fruity, slightly floral. Taste very rich malty, sweet, toasty, slight caramel, fruity and floral, almost very slight pineapple juice. Mouthfeel medium-full body medium carbonation, clean lager feel, sweet finish. Overall very nice beer for style, one of the best American versions I’ve had, may be a bit too sweet though.
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft 9/16/14 (The Town)-Pours a clear copper with a decent sized head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and slight hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced but a little light in the flavors. Not my favorite style but decent.