Drake (7940) - 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).
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a tight light tan head and copper color. Aroma is musty light/medium malt-peat, secondary earthy hops. Taste is sweet musty light/medium malt-toffee/peat, some earthy hops. Soft/minimum carbonation.
biznizness (1070) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this back at the Oktoberfest in CLT, but I’m rating it from a bottle now. A little bit sweet and heavy for me. Flavor was certainly there, but it was kind of stuffy, and didn’t have the smooth crispness that makes me love this style (formerly my arch nemesis style).
douglas88 (5554) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Brent. Pours a clear and bright ruby hue with a medium white head. The aroma is toasted caramel malts. The flavor is sweet bready caramel malts. Light hops. Smooth and easygoing. Enjoyable. Cool label.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottle has been in the fridge for at least three weeks, I just have not been too exited to try it. A märzen another style Im just not into. Bright Copper pour with a slight haze. Fizzy off white head, short lived. Toast, caramel, and fruit. Caramel, spice, toffee and a light hop presence. Decent beer for the style
unclemattie (4032) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Purchased @ Brusin’ Ales.
Deep copper color. Medium tan colored (in the appearance of sea foam) head. Aroma has loads of toasted malt, a good bit of toffee, toasted bread, earth, and a touch of spice. Flavor is full bodied, rich malt. Smooth and mellow. Soft and creamy. Very nice Vienna Malt. A bit of biscuit in the finish along with a touch of spice and earthy hop. Perfectly balanced. I could drink this beer all Autumn long!
05 Nov 09
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper orange color with a decent off white head. Nose is heavy malt with a slight toffee sweetness. Flavor is caramel, some spice, bready with a nice mouth feel. Finishes clean with a pleasant after taste. Not a bad Marzen.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. copper/amber in color with a small off white head. malty aroma with some toasty bread, caramel, and light earth. Taste is malty, with caramel, some very light spice, earth, and a mild bitterness. very clean- medium bodied...this is a pretty nice marzen.
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL. Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, maraschino cherries. Taste is biscuit, vienna malt, light caramel, but overall fairly watery. Also has a bit of a smoked taste and then turns a bit sour. Drinkable. A bit earthy. Meh- festbiers just aren’t my thing.