CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a semi-sweet toasty German malty nose with some noble hops and a hint of lemon tartness. Starts with pretty good fullness and some authentic grainy German malty sweetness with a nice balance of noble hoppy bitterness before a crisp, clean finish. Pretty true to style and quite drinkable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at Bocktown in Robinson Twp PA this beer poured a dark red-amber color with a medium sized khaki head. The aroma was sweet, fruit and malty - quite pleasant if a bit vague. The flavor was malty and sweet with caramel and fruity hops prominent and a faint nutty and yeasty undertone. The finish was medium length with caramel really lingering. Medium body. Very nice.
ben4321 (3560) - 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 (5393) - 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 (8540) - 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 (4662) - 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 (7788) - 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 (2532) - 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 (10886) - 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