mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mostly opaque copper with a thin, tan head that quickly fades. Decent lacing. Malty but intriguing aroma. Odd, almost chocolate notes in the taste. An interesting representative of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
DSG (5052) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear deep reddish amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, nutty notes, light vegetal hints and a touch of noble hops. Sweetish chewy malt flavor with caramel, decent toastiness and a mildly bitter herbal hops finish. Medium-bodied. Not bad.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Jenny. Sweet and caramel characteristics... rich and supple oktoberfest. Some body behind it, hazelnut and light cocoa.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish, hazy brown with a foamy tan head.
Scent is peppery caramel.
Taste is malty, caramel...pepper in flavour as well.
Nice, straightforward Marzen......the spice gives it just the right edge.
crazyvin (1861) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice caramel color body with hints of red to it. A nice tan head that had nice retention but no lace. Caramel malts dominated the aroma, but there was a slight spiciness to it in the back. Flavor had a good malt profile, nice sweet caramel malts which had a nice almost pepper finish in the end. A nice smooth finish, light bodied and great session beer. Although it was mostly one-dimensional the beer was pretty good.
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of bread, caramel, light hops, some honey, and light earth. Flavors follow suit, not the best to this style, but ok overall.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 10/23/09. Poured into my conical pint glass. Pours a clear rusty orange with a very fizzy ivory head on top. Fizzles to nothing quickly; leaves little-to-no lace. Smells of toasted bread, caramel, and light fruity esters.
Big full body on this one. Still retains a nice crisp quality to it though. Carbonation level is moderate-to-high. I really like the flavor profile of this one. There some nice bittering hops in there, but it mostly consists of a full bready mouth, with touches of honey and caramel. Light grainy aftertaste that is pleasant. I really dig this. I wish I could get it around here.
demmbonz (451) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours DEEP copper color. Dark for an OKT. Aroma is that of being on a brewery tour...pure malty heaven. Taste is malty and bready. Hops are very subtle. Creamy and fizzy. Drink it cold.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at the Reserve Tasting at the brewery (Glendale, WI). Pours a rich copper hue, a light glow with a rich orange copper glow, a decent frothy beige head atop cakes and laces ok. Sticks around pretty well, cakey. Striking hue. Aromas are sweeter biscuits, toast, and a distinct nuttiness. Mellow spice, yeast, and earthy hops. Touches of caramel, bready malts. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied offering mellow sweetness, biscuits, toffee. Gentle nuts, toast, and toffee. Touches of spice, earthy hops. Backend is crisp and mellow toast, touches of toffee, spice, earthy hops. Mellow spice. Just a touch sweet, but a lighter body than I expected for that sweetness. Solid, but a bit odd. Could use a touch more hops, but the body is pretty nice. Mellow earthy, toast and nut. Solid.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours burnt orange-amber with an off-white head. Aroma is somewhat sweet with notes of caramel covered nuts, spiced apple, dates, and a touch of earth. Flavor shows the same with a nice balance
between toasted malt and dried fruit sweetness that leads into a lightly earthy finish.