ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 1/26/10
Aroma: It has some bready malts, quite a bit of caramel, fresh cut grass, and honey.
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear caramel-brown color with a bubbly beige head, and it leaves a good amount of spotty lace on the glass.
Flavor: The taste has a lot of caramel malty sweetness, a good amount of bread, some honey, a drop of spice, and a bit of grassy hops.
Palate: This beer is fairly light, but certainly not watery at all. It is really crisp and fresh, with an average amount of carbonation and a really nice mouthfeel. A very refreshing beer.
This beer has a lot going for it. What a nice refreshing lager. This one just really drinks nicely, and I could see it making for an excellent session lager, but since I don’t know the ABV, I can’t confirm it that is true. Anyway, I liked it a lot. Very flavorful for the style, one of the better Marzens I can recall drinking.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle thanks to emacgee. poured orange with an off white head. aroma was caramel, malt, and spice. flavor was a watery grain caramel thing going on with a light body.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours clear amber with nice oily head. Nose of wet corn husks, caramel, honey, cereal grains and metal. Taste of unsweet grain, offensive old/stale malt, with a thick creamy finish.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hellbilly! Thanks. Cloudy brown. Aroma is an absolute caramel malt blast with some honey and light nuts. Flavor hits with caramel, nuts and bread. Nice for the style.
mar (4475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. deep amber with a cream head. caramel, malts and not much else on the nose. decent thickness with a heavy caramel flavor tagged with bread in the end.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks ericandersnavy. Pours with fading off-white head and a clear orange body. Aroma of caramel, honey, toast, corn. Taste is alcohol, cardboard, caramel and a light sourness. Creamy carbonation, but very thin.
jake65 (2450) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Secret Santa ’09: Pours a dark honey color with a thin beige head. Malty aroma is sweet and lightly floral. More florals come through in the taste and mix with the lager malty sweetness. A little sweet and cloying. Finished crisp enough with lingering florals.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: December 11, 2009
Source: Tasting, ORF
Appearance: hazy burnt orange, frothy beige head
Aroma: big bready malt aroma, light caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor with a big bready character, nice balancing earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and nuts. Taste is caramel, dry leafy hops, nuts and faint fruity notes. Medium bodied. Smooth. Straightforward marzen. Pretty good.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Matt for bringing some of this back with you over Christmas. Clear bronze color with a moderate off-white head. Scents of lightly toasted malt and caramel. Clean flavors, with a bit of sweetness in the form of caramel and toasted malt. Mild noble hops in the background keep it clean. A very nice interpretation of a classic and still one of my favorite styles (when done well).