bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear copper body with a spare white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, and corn husks. Flavor of caramel, grain, and some earthiness.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop a clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, cookie. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some cookie, light metallic. Light-medium body, light acidity. Not bad, but lacks the characteristics of what I think of as a marzen.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: May 25, 2007
Appearance: hazy amber, fine white head
Aroma: sweet munich malt aroma with earthy hops
Body: medium body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice caramel sweetness balanced by light earthy bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Pours light amber with a foamy off-white head. Sort of a burnt caramel aroma. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is pretty much scorched caramel with a little grassy hop. It’s drinkable, but it’s not to die for.
Tmoney99 (9988) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a large frothy white head that is lasting. Average wheat malt aroma. Medium body. Moderate bitter light sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of average duration. Below average but interseting brew.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours brass with loads of tiny fast-rising bubbles and a small diminishing off-white head; some falling lined lacing. Light caramel malt (meal, cereal) and cardboard yeast (horse blanket) aroma and faint fruit (apple) hops. Light roasted caramel malt sweet yeast flavor with apple hops and a sour to bitter finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth, very drinkable palate.
hopscotch (8464) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear, golden lager with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The malty nose is full of butter and caramel. Well-balanced flavor is mostly bland with just a hint of caramel carrying over from the aroma. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, lightly bitter finish.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Clear dark orange appearance with an off white head. Sweet caramel apple, floral, light grassy, fruity aroma. Fairly sickly sweet, light veggie, tangy, grassy flavor. Fairly off and a waste of time.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle opened 9/16/10. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma of toasted malts, faint fruity notes and grassy hops. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, faint berry-like fruits and a nutty, grassy finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad beer from Shiner, easily their best - but stylewise it’s not a great marzen. Good, but not great. Appearance is clear light copper hued with a perfect white head. Smells a bit grainy, some festive corn or hay with some brown sugar scents... a bit sour in the nose and on the tongue but I expect a little bit of that. Flavor is a bit light, some honey, grains, hay, light corn. Not bad, but there’s a bit of a sour, skunky flavor even in brand new bottles, so that’s where this beer suffers.