Dacrza (346) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Situation: Friday before Thanksgiving week...perfect time for a final look at a Fest!
Glassware: Ayinger willibecker...
Appearance: light amber, orange-brownn body that colors the season well; off-white head that leaves tracings et remains whole...
Aroma: piercing malts and spices that punch with honey and candied sugars--a rather bold presence....
Palate: rounded, slightly carbonic presence with a zesty finish; enjoyable as a stand-alone or with pub fare...
Taste: malt profile is clear, crisp and round while delivering an aftertaste worth revisiting; nuanced enough not to be monolithic in maltiness...
Overall: sugars assert themselves in a way that mkes me want to seek out leftover candy corn! A solid/just short of exceptional offering in the fall sampler....
Quack-Duck (6885) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Orangebrown colour, mid-sized head. Malty, hints of boiled vegetables, spicy hops.
Imaena (1073) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is a good widely available Marzen but nothing special if you are into malty beers its worth a look.
mike5326 (108) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a chilled bottle into a glass. Light brown body with a medium tan head. Not much of an aroma. Sweet lager taste with a hint of bitterness remaining on the palette.
Groogrux108 (31) - Recife, BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bit too strong on the caramel flavor and toffee. The sweetness is not well balanced by anything else making it a bit hard to finish up.
McTapps (1624) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear deep amber-light reddish colour with a very low head and medium body. Nose of malt. Taste of copper, fresh hops, ripe dark grains, kefir, toffee, burnt caramel and nuts. On the first sip it seemed more like a light Bock but it got better. Quite quaffable, but the finish is little bit too coppery and sour.
MichaelBruch (1621) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice one from Sam Adams without being in the near of outstanding. Malty, bit sweetish with some sour aftertaste. Loads of caramel and nuts. Could also be a Bock or a Vienna. Drinkable, huge quality, but the taste doesn´t hit the points at all.
petexner (691) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. I am not a big fan. Its orange, with nice head, long palate, hoppy taste but overall nothing special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OKplus (560) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Pours an amber orange. A 2 finger head that is tight and has excellent retention. It stayed at a 1/2 inch for a solid 7 min before I took a drink. Thick rings of lacing left behind.
S - Caramel malt, doughy bread, toasted malt, lightly nutty.
T - Rich caramel, fruit dipped in toffee, hints of brown sugar and cotton candy, some lager yeast in the background. Subtle hops add a faint spice note and cuts some of the sweetness.
M - Superb! Medium body, soft a creamy.
This is my favorite fall beer. It is almost perfect. When I think of fall this is the first thing that pops into my head. I honestly don’t know how anyone could not find this beer full of glorious flavor. I wish they sold this year around.
Serving type: bottle
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m not a huge fan of this variety, but it’s not a bad version. Pours a nice amber color with a frothy white head. You get some of the malt on the nose and plenty of the caramel and toffee. It smells sweeter than it tastes. The taste is muted a bit and compares a bit to a marzen perhaps. Pretty decent, just not my favorite style.
Nekronos (3231) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Did not see the greta thing about it. Was creamy and soft. A little bit of strong hints but not much to say about.