Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from erzbierschof.ch - hazy reddish-brown colour with no foam left; hoppy aroma of red fruits, toasted, earthy and chewy; rounded palate and with a subtle and moderate carbonation; sweet and quite tasty; quite dry and decently bitter; grapefruity hoppy finish with light notes of caramel - very nice
daknole (8327) - 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.
Drake (7831) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7769) - 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.
GT2 (7693) - 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.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep copper with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is roasty vienna malt, hops, earthy. Tastes caramel malty, smooth, complex, with backup hops and a vienna/munich malt flavor profile. Nice.
Rune (7218) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml bottle picked up at Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo. Clear amber body, minimal off-white head. Dry, nutty malts to the nose. Earthy malts to the taste buds together with almond. More sweet than bitter towards the ending. So and so (hotel room, 27.04.2011).
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.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, subtle spice, pepper, earthy. Tastes of caramel, some light fruity splashes, spice, some sweetness on the finish. Enjoyable.
Meilby (6228) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ home
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of sweet malts, caramel, toffee, yeast and nuts. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.