dekester1 (286) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice reddish amber with a light foamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is of malts with a slight hoppy character. Flavor is of malts upfront with a nice Marzen hoppy finish which was light to moderate. Palate was decent. Overall, a nice Marzen from the folks at Sand Creek. I am guessing they use the same formulation for their Pioneer Red River Marzen style brew.
arkurzynski (1288) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep amber color. Nose of cheap caramel malt and some noble hops. Not much coming through on the malt side, with a resounding bitterness that seems a bit heavy for the style. Some plastic. A bit overly dry as well.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a crystal clear amber with thin white head that vanishes immediately. Aroma is very simple and not very powerful, but full of malt. Taste is very watery but hints at a bit of malt on the tail end of it. Not impressed.
nuplastikk (3820) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Filtered bronzed amber color with a soapy, off-white head. Mild, mellow sweet aroma, some lager tones and a faint hop spiciness. Medium bodied, malt forward, this is a pretty decent example of the style. Some orange tones that seem a little awkward, but a clean, toasty malt bill keeps it sailing smooth. Very subtle and enjoyable, but not quite a World Class example.