dlovell2 (770) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours copper color with white head. Malt aroma. Caramel malt flavor some nutty flavor. Crisp finish. One of the better American Marzens.
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Snallygaster DC event on October 13th, 2012. Pours a slightly over dark copper. Nice aroma, nice amount of caramel. Along with Bells and Great Lakes, one of the better Oktoberfests made in America that I’ve had.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good example of marzen, just not my style. It pours clean and finishes crisp, it;s all malt. Better than most American marzen, not as good as the best Germans
freekyp (1484) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A superior marzen entry with a classic profile that showcases malt. Caramel Malts blend with graham cracker and light hops to draw you into the aroma. Pours a gorgeous brown with a small off-white head. Clean on the palate with a lingering noble hop fade and some residual malt sugar. Starts off malty and hops steadily rise as you swallow. Right up there with the classics.
jkwood04 (3937) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, and some floral hops. Flavor a nice blend of these. Average texture. A much better beer of this style than what most German beers are.
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Poured a deep amber color with a fairly small head. It was slightly spicy to me, but very subtly. Decent malty flavors, but I was a bit underwhelmed by it. Meh.
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Deep amber with small head. Mild sweetness with caramel and fest spice. Good for style.
zizzybalubba (1417) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Pours brownish-orange with a quickly fading off-white head. Aroma of graham cracker and light floral hops. Lightly sweet malts, caramel, and floral hops are the main flavors. Good for the style.
alobar (2776) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a slight white head. Aroma of bread, caramel, and fruit. Caramel flavor with toasted malt, bread, and fruit. Very nice marzen!
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml Botttle - Copper with a small head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of spicy malt, dried fruit and caramel. Malty, fruity and fairly sweet taste with raisins, spicy malt, nuts and caramel.