merc7186 (1956) - 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 (241) - 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 (1115) - 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 (2113) - 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 (7677) - 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 (1087) - 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 (2690) - 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 (6354) - 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.