pianotu (65) - USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful copper color with medium head; tastes of brown sugar, bread, yeasty maltiness. An annual seasonal favorite
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generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a dark amber color with good clarity. The head is light tan in color, creamy and about average in size. It has good retention as it slowly fades to light covering that hangs on until the last sip. The aroma is full of all the sweet caramel-like malt that you would expect along with some decent mineral/herbal hops. Its flavor has solid, sweet and bready malt with caramel notes and hints of apple-like fruitiness. Hop flavor comes in and adds a good spicy and herbal presence to the middle and finish. It finishes slowly and has a slick texture with good carbonation and a medium to full body. This is just one of the best parts of the Fall.
moderrnlifeiswar (49) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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BrewGoblin (240) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Liquid pumpkin pie! It looks and smells like it only unlike pumpkin pie you shouldn’t drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming these. Cloves, ginger, cinnamon and anise spices tickle the sniffer along with herbal and floral hops, caramel nuts and browned-toast malts. A nice crisp carbonation with a slightly greasy (in a good way) feel help this gourd-flavoured guzzler go down smoove.
Hidden_Pooch (261) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Better than I expected it would be. I actually bought the six pack several times, even though the outrageous price. Has a pretty amber pour, which does feel pretty October like. It tastes of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, and some sweet pumpkin pies spices. Has a medium body with a oily mouth feel. Finishes off with some bitter toffee. I would buy it again if it pops up for the season.
cmacklin (211) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber colour with a long lasting, medium sized, off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruit and caramel. Flavour has sweet notes of malt, caramel, fruit and a slight hoppy, bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Of the Sam Adams seasonals, this one has a special place for me. Truly one of the first Oktoberfest style beers I really came to enjoy, and look forward to it every year. Pours a nice dark amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, bread, roasted malt, and toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice toasted character.
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, fruchtig, süß, Karamell, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.
erickok (3414) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice looks, super stable small bubbly head over a glowing amber, light clear body. Dry malt aroma, Vienna biscuit, English and with very little yeast or hop influence. Bit more interest and bitterness in the taste, drinking quite dry towards the very end. I enjoy the cleanliness of the lager style with the Vienna type malts. The aroma is a bit too simple for me though. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)
mgrissett2 (3) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy, leaves, alcohol, woody, smoke, basement aromas, leather, caramel, cough drop, clove, cooked vegetables, licorice, soy sauce, cooked vegetables, cooked vegetables
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Pretty straightforward marzen. Not going to blow anyone away with flavor, but solidly average.