Reynolds314 (2833) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best of the style I’ve had. Malty nutty caramel bready with dry finish to a sweet up front malty ness. Medium bodied crisp and tasty.
Leighton (13979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Pro Pig - VT. Pours clear burnt gold with a creamy white head. Nice toasted biscuit nose with hints of caramel, orange. Medium sweet flavor with toasted cereal and biscuits and caramel, some crackers, light berries and citrus. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with simple toasted malts, sugary caramel, some graham crackers, cereal. Good for the style.
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Grainy German Malts, Honey, Mild Caramel
T: German Malts, Mild Caramel
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a nice mild Oktoberfest, great if you like german malts.
bellco33 (481) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (flight sampler) at Trapp Family Lodge: Pours red / orange with a thin white head. Perfect Marzen color. Aroma is malt rich, Munich stands out. Taste is great, especially for a Marzen, malty and caramel. The key to this is that it is very dry for a Marzen as some can be extremely sweet. Seemed a bit strong in the carbonation department, and I only had a small pour. Excellent marzen.
deekyn (1366) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- pours a misty deep orange amber, with a bit of off white head that quickly disappears. Minimal lacing. S- heavy cereal grains and honey. Toasted malts also bring some punch. Hints of burnt sugars and mince meat spices. Some grass and mineral quality. M- mild to medium body with healthy carbonation. Palette is sweet and slightly sticky. T- honey, malts and strong grains are present up front. Some orange and mineral water in the middle along with some bitter hop qualities - grasses and grapefruit. Ending is bitter and efficient, with more minerals and grasses coupled with the faintest of malts.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint shared two ways.
Appearance : Clear amber with small foamy head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Big bold cereals with honey and light spices. Rich wet cereals.
Taste : Big cereals with light sweetness. Grainy finish with light honey and light caramel bite. Persistent cereals on finish. Slightly toasty malt finish.
Palate : Carbonation is pretty intense. The worse feature of this beer.
Overall : Pretty good stuff. I like the big bold cereal profile. Nice elegance with the light spiciness and light caramel notes. I really like the way the malts were rendered. Big big downside if the carbonation. WAY over the top, fizzy and bubbly. I can’t think this was done on purpose.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Defined pils malts develop bread-y and toasty lengths in this otherwise quite bubbly lager.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam covers the misty amber.
-Light citrusy and herbal hops get dominated by the malts.
-Carbonation was way too prickly (artificial) for this to go down easily.
-The finish is more malt, quite flavorful.
On tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Light cop perish color with a light head. Crisp malty and refreshing. Caramel notes. Very drinkable.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Phone rate. Draught at The Reservoir. Clear orange amber with a small light beige, down to a thick ring before long. Aroma of some toffee malts folowed by some toasted grain, and a tinge of diacetyl and grape. Flavor is toastier as well as having stronger grape notes. Less bitter. Still a little sweeter than I’d like. Bitterness at a 2, lightly spicy. Low carbonation with a medium body. Not bad.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Willys. Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of caramel, some spicy hints. Tastes vegetal with some spicy hints and an earthy finish.