bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with an small off-head. Aroma of spoiled vegetables (upfront), grain, corn, caramel, nuts, and a hint of fruit. Flavor of malt, nuts, caramel, and mild hops with a dry finish.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sparkling amber body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, some caramel, lemon. Taste is medium sweet, sugar, earthy, caramel. Moderately crisp light-medium body.
bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color. Little head. Mildly spicy aroma. Near medium body and moderate carbonation. Malty flavor, almost seems to have chocolate. Drinks well.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear deep golden amber color, small white head. Aroma of biscuit. Similar taste. Good stuff.
Tmoney99 (9980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a thin texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is tart green apple and malt, vinegar, and vegetal with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Acetaldehyde is rampant in the flavor.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks! Sparkling clear, copper/amber lager with a small, creamy, white head. Poor retention, but leaves thick, creamy lacing with lots of holes... like swiss cheese. Caramel and milk chocolate in the nose. Very malty flavor. Sweet, but almost balanced-out by a very light hop bite. Medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, bitter-sweet finish. Great, world class Oktoberfest!
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with TannerTavernboys (thanks!). Another bottle pulled from the back of the fridge. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of bread, toasted malts and light toffee. Tastes of toasted malts, grains, bread, and very light toffee. Thinner body.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 Tasted on tap at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City, Missouri. Pretty light orange and translucent body for a Marzen. Sweet, deep caramel, toasty malt yaroma. Quite light, crisp, sweet, malty taste. Fairly grassy. Not bad.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium frothy white head. Decent head retention and nice lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and some fruity notes. The taste is toasted malts, stone fruits, pineapple and caramel. Medium bodied. A little oddly fruity for a marzen, but I’m digging it.