KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewery.
Light amber/orange color. Malty aroma, sweet and not complex. Sweet, malty taste, though without much distinction in the malt character and not enough hops. Decent enough but too sweet and rather uninteresting.
TimE (3091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber color with a bready nose that had a touch of caramel. Body lacked the malt backbone the Pils had, but still well balanced and clean with solid caramel and bready notes.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: A light amber pellucid color, some light toasty malts in the nose with some mediocre grassy hops. I didn’t find this one that impressive, but it has a subtle malty body for sure, a bit of caramel and some molasses. Super lacking vs. their pilsner and the food they carry.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Nutritious toasted bread laced by caramel showcase once again this brewer’s proclivity for well-extracted maltiness. This Märzen’s is a year-round serving at Susukino’s, and entirely deserves so.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam clings to the copper amber.
-Body is comfortably round and drinkable.
-Some fruitiness seeps from the sublte yeastiness, and some citrusy character from the hops.
-This is as well done as the Pilsener, but maybe not as satisfying for me.
On tap at the brewery restaurant.