Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Papago on 8/6/10. Pours dark gold with a thin tan head. The nose is almond extract and malt. The taste is roasted nuts, sweet malt and toasted grains. Medium bodied. OK brew.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold pour with a small head. Aroma of toasted nuts, marzen, sweet caramel and light spice. Flavor is dominated by almond extract. Good, but I was hoping for something more.
Maverick34 (1912) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from Rattle & Hum. Poured an oragish brown with mild head. SOme almond aroma and such, some piney hops.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap @ RnH - I probably would’nt have gotten almond from this if I hadn’t been primed by the name. In any case: clear, nut brown pour, grassy toffee-marzipan candy and light grassy notes. Maybe a hint of almond nuttiness in the arouma. Grainy bread and smooth bodied.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a clear gold color. Nose is malty. So somewhat typical marzen wouldn’t have picked out the almond flavor but i do tasted it. A bit sweet, with some bitterness in the finish.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at DTJBs. Bright orange with thick white head. Nose is subtle with tones of nuttiness and grains. Flavor is malty sweet with tinges of melanoidins and pecan/almonds, finishes slightly sweet. Medium body and smooth texture, medium carbonation. A nice malty, nutty brown ale with good depth and complexity.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Amber/ruby and clear with some white head that laces nicely. Aroma is malty with a mild but distinct almond note (more like almond butter if you’ve ever tried it). Light bodied, malty body, light bitterness on the finish.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap from notes, Sierra @ Sierra. Really excited about this one considering who helped make it. Pours out a very nice copper/orange hue, great retention, looks like a marzen to me. The nuts is what I was hoping to detect, but didn’t get too much in the nose, some slightly sweet caramel notes. Palate is super clean, maybe the almonds gave the outside edge a smooth/creamier texture, but still left a crisp clean finish. Really fun seasonal, it would have been fun in a beer camp seasonal pack.