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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Flight 1: Roasted Malt and Creamy. Marzen Style.

Brewing moved from City Brewery to High Falls (Genesee) in 2008. The ABV went from 5.7% to 4.5%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Thanks Arnie and Vic! This was a really great amber ale. Clear, sharp amber pour with a thinnish head, nose of baked bread, hops, chocolate. Tastes very balanced. Outstanding example.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2006
12 oz brown screwtop bottle found at Shaw’s in Augusta of all places. I was rather impressed with the bottle. It was nice looking enough, but on the front it says "Roasted malt and creamy. Marzen style" They obviously know their market. That, and they’re trying for an Octoberfest beer but doing it as an ale, but are overtly obvious about it unlike some American brewers who make some worthwhile Octoberfest beers. Anyway... Orange-red body with rather thin and quickly dissipating head. Smells malty with a definite floral hop presence - a really good smell. Tastes malty but not overly so, with a supporting hop presence. Reminds me somewhat of an Irish red. A little lighter flavored than I thought it would be, but very very well balanced. Very drinkable too. I hope this is a year-round offering. I’ll be getting it again

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlyingAngerPig (5) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2012 does not count
simple beer. Looks great when poured. This is a super easy beer to drink. lightly malted and creamy

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enriquez (7) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012 does not count
Earthy slight sweet flavor, burnt caramel color with a light and very thin head, very bubbly but yet creamy smooth after taste. This Ale taste good both cold and room temp. When this Ale is consumed at room temperature it becomes very creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Crystal clear, light sparkling amber body with luscious creamy head. Delightfully marzen-like malt nose, full of munich/caramunich. Medium-bodied mouthfeel, with constant rolling waves of malt flavor. Some fusels in the palate lend a warming quality and make this seem strong for a marzen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Dark tan, a bit hazy, with a smallish white head. Nose is of honey and cereal. Flavor has a smallish shot of citric hops, and a nice bit of honey. Surprisingly well-crafted product from a big regional brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2230) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Poured from a 355 ml. bottle with no noticeable date or lot number printed on the bottle or label. I sampled it in January 2009. It pours a handsome copper with good clarity. There isn’t much in the way of off-white head or lacing but it has some of that. The aroma is of roasted malts and is tempting. The mouthfeel is kind oif a honey-like texture but the flavor is nowhere near that. The flavor is sort of a malty-bitter. Overall I thought it was fairly decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (648) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2011
The color of this was perfect for the type of brew, just perfection in the amber resemblance. Taste was solid as well. Went down smooth and refreshing. But man, the color was exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear orange amber color with very minimal alabaster bubbles around the edges of the glass. Aroma and taste are of sweet malt apples, caramel and spice. Medium carbonation with a watery texture.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2302) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
I’d say this is definitely better than its been rated. Thanks for the bottle, Ron. Sweet and spicy nose. A bit like a saison. Mouthfeel is delicate, a bit sour, a little malty, but nice.


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