ben4321 (3863) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 9/20/11
Aroma: The nose is caramel malts, some roast, nutty notes, and a little bit of earth
Appearance: The pour is a clear caramel color with bubbly white head and drops of lace
Flavor: The taste is malty like the nose, rich caramel malts and some light-medium sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, with an average carbonation, a decent mouthfeel, and a slightly dry finish
This is another solidly made German-style lager from these guys. The ones I’ve tried thus far haven’t been overwhelmingly good, but they have been both true to style and well made. This one fits that bill as well.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bottle: Lightly sweet aroma of malt, grain, mash, bread, and toasted toffee. Poured amber in color with a tiny, rocky, off-white head that disappeared very quickly, except for around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, bread, and grain. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, grain, bread finish.
AshtonMcCobb (2498) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Re-rate - loads of cherries as well as stewed apples on the nose this time. Good malt profile, toffee plus bitter finish. A bit like a bitter done with lager yeast. Creamy, spicy, fruity finish! A dropped point on the appearance.
Previous rating 02/09/11 7/5/7/5/15 = 3.9
355ml bottle. Pours a lovely orangey-red colour reiniscent of plum jam. There is a lovely head. The nose has delicate smoke and stewed apples. The taste has plum jam and a gentle smokiness. The palate is medium to large in structure, there’s a gorgeous tangy and creamy texture with a nice elegant clean finish. Overall, I really like this, so interesting but also so well balanced.
JohnRMurdoch (3250) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Vegetable resin aroma. Clear reddish amber brown colour, reasonable head. Resin caramelr flavour, creamy texture. Not bad.
cheap (4016) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks creamy smells rather sweet. Taste is big malt. Creamy co2 commences to a palate then fades to flat. Strong alky bitter malt impact at the finish of each slug. Bready creamy. Must be more than 6%.
futre7 (134) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is toasted malts, bread and caramel. I don’t know the pour as I drank it straight down from the bottle. Taste again has caramel and toasted malty taste. The finish is a little like malt loaf. It’s a very enjoyable Marzen. Not the best I’ve had but a brave effort from the Americans.
daknole (9055) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Deep apricot pour. Fluffy white head. Aroma is very malty, a hint of leather, and cooked carrots(what?). Flavor is very heavy on the malt up front, overripe fruit, almost a meaty flavor. This one was not enjoyable to speak of.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours with a small white head over a clear bronze body. Aromas are bready, toasty, light melanodins, flowery, light alcohol. Flavors are a bit spicy, caramel, some diacetyl that adds a slickness. Missing the complex malt profile of some of the better Marzen’s out there. Missing the melanoidins on the flavor. Lively bubbles. Okay.
theOptimator (284) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is clean and crisp caramel. Appearance is ruby red caramel. Crystal clear and very attractive. Taste is just right. Caramel crisp with just the slightest hint of roast at the end. Palate is clean and crisp. Overall an excellent Marzen, easily the best American version of the style I have had.
RedSox2004 (1236) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear reddish amber with a moderate head and minimal lace. Caramel and slightly roasted malt aromas with a hint of yeast. Toasted malt and caramel flavors, with a modest hops bitterness. Medium body nice carbonation, and a clean malt aftertaste. Quintessence of the style.