Jblauvs (1356) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with an offwhite head. Aroma is caramel malt with some toastiness. Flavor is toasted malt, some caramel, clean and crisp, pleasant, but not much to set it apart from the hundreds of other marzens at this time of the year. Nonetheless pretty enjoyable.
Ron (2905) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Rohrbach’s. Amber in color with a small head. Aroma of sweet malt. Good flavor of sweet hops and hops.
jb (2430) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 This was one of many different ones they had at the main location since the last time I was there. Brought a growler home. This was a nice dark orange. Minimal head, possibly because of the transport. Very clear. Nose is malty and a bit of alcohol noted. Palate is butterscotch, has a nice velvety mouthfeel. Nothing special but pretty good.
From the website:
MÄRZEN (Premium) – Before refrigeration, beers were only brewed from Fall until the beginning of
Spring. Märzens (or sometimes called Oktoberfests) are traditionally brewed in March. This Märzen is
full-bodied, rich, toasty, dark copper in color weighing in at 6.5% ABV.
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at the Railroad St. Brewery. Apparently not the same as the Oktoberfest that was available last fall (I asked). Pours amber with a thin head. Malty aroma, with sweet and toasty notes. The flavor is well balanced with toast, sweet malts and light herbal hops. Quite good.