brokensail (14590) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Sudwerk Dock Store. Clear amber colored beer with a finger of white foam. Bread, toast, and biscuit malt aromas. There’s a light spice and leafy, floral hop quality to it, too. Maybe a touch earthy in terms of the flavor. Light bitterness, some sweet malt, and a touch of orange peel. Maybe a very subtle acidity. Decent enough.
J_man (864) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much in the aroma other than what seems like raw pumpkin. Slightly murky orange amber color with a small bubbly white head. Flavor is toasted wood and some more very slightly vegetal gourd. There’s a light sugary sweetness that seems separated from the rest of the flavor that finally resolves into more of a caramel sweetness. Hops are evident but also seem strangely disconnected from the rest of the flavor. Finishes a bit watery with lasting bitterness and some sweetness. There’s very little here that reminds me of a Marzen. My label looks different from the photo here, so it makes me wonder if this is a different/new version. Although this seems to be a somewhat disjointed beer, it’s not bad overall. I’d like to try this fresh from the brewery to see if this one’s just off since Sudwerk is a find brewery.
bytemesis (5584) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear Amber, small off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is Bready, caramel, grass. Flavor is fairly sweet, malty, hints of cardboard, light bitterness, a tad sour, lemon. Medium light body. Meh.
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Evernote. Malts up front with a nutty finish... there’s something in the mid-palate that’s bitter / herbal that I didn’t care for, otherwise pretty good especially the finish.
loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Nose of yeast with some toast. Taste of light caramel, molasses and bread. Very smooth and a bit sweet. No floral or citrus hops here. Slight bitterness is dominated by a rich, smooth malt. Soft carbonation. Easy to drink and very satisfying. One was definitely not enough...
Travlr (18706) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear bright amber color, medium fluffy white head with decent retention. Aroma of granola. Taste is toasted biscuit. Tasty.
slowrunner77 (8406) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"of course since this one is (before I rate it) the lowest scoring SW beer...i liked it best. but i was not alone...the 4 of us that were there all thought this beer, along with the XP were tops, with the pale ale and hefe bringing up the rear. fits the style to a tee...not incredibly exciting, but good on a cool day. nice, crisp malt character. well balanced."
MikeJslc (770) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, clear, beige head. Malty, bready, nutty, grainy finish with a little residual sweetness. Clean.
pkmd1 (44) - - AUG 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with thin white head, peanut brittle and dates with full smooth flavor, hops noted with moderately bitter finish, nice at 50 degrees in a typically pub glass
MarinEvelyn (741) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very sweet like candy, fairly bitter finish. fairly smooth otherwise, malt, starts light then ends a little fuller