beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bready malt aroma. Pours dark amber thin tan head. Medium sweet flavor. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish. Nice Oktoberfest!
ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark orange color with a lacy white head. Notes of caramel, sour mash, earth, and bread. Pretty basic but some nice maltiness.
AdamT (189) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark orange-reddish hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing off-white fizzy head. Virtually no lacing. Sweet fruit aroma. Bland fruity taste up front with the same finish. As it wared there was more malt flavor on the finish. Lively carbonation on the palate.
scotchzombie (367) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange brown with a fast-fade-to-rim off white head. No lacing. Aroma is sweet bready malts and corn. Taste is sweet caramel and bread malts with noble hop bitterness. Thick, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Pretty representative Marzen-style. Quite decent.
rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear deep copperish-brown with a thin soapy head. No head retention at all and also no lacing. Pretty disappointing.
Aroma is an interesting mixture of caramel, vegetables, and metal. Some apple notes too.
The flavor is a little better but still an odd mixture of what seem to be off-flavors. Caramel and fruit are more pronounced with apples figuring in even more prominently. A touch of tartness with a bit of a chalky finish.
Overall, this beer just seems a bit "off". Not sure if it is a sanitation issue or a yeast issue but there are definitely off-flavors here. Really needs to be cleaned up.
tnkw01 (1192) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sodium amber color. Aroma is caramel, grains. Taste is caramel, but not too sweet and grains.
Westchesterco (1113) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear light amber color with a slight head. The aroma is sour apple the taste is a slight bitterness with black licorice overtones
Iphonephan (3650) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a hazy amber with an ecru head. Flavors of caramel. Medium bodied. Slight bitter finish.
BrettTaylor (544) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into shaker. Pours a reddish gold color with a 1 finger head which rapidly reduces to a skim. Aroma - lots of malt on the nose, some spiciness from the hops. Taste - lots of caramel initially, then some biscuit notes, a touch spicy, goes back to a nice caramelly finish. Nicely carbonated, with good finish and really pretty clean. This is a really nice marzen.
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of toast, dried fruit, caramel. Clear ruby with a somewhat lasting off-white head. Dry, toasty. Light-medium bodied, clean.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good Marzen. Great autumn color and smell of bread and sweets. Taste was malty but well balanced.