thirdeye11 (5544) - 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 (9100) - 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 (4842) - 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 (7858) - 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 (2613) - 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
Drake (8539) - 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 (11083) - 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 (1071) - 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).