muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, courtesy of Tidiaguy. Deep golden color, foamy head. Nice malty/bready aroma. Sweet, very full-bodied for a lager, some smoky hints, light lemon zestiness near the end, aromatic piney hoppiness appears, a well-constructed if unspectacular lager.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a nice strong golding amber toned hue, thin off-white head appeared then fizzed out fast, leaves small spots of dripping lace. Smell is faint of crispy fresh toasty malts, somewhat breadish, with a hop note but quite soft on the nose. Taste is pretty light, fresh, crisp, toasty smooth and subtle malts that has a slight breadish quality with some nutty notions. Balanced well with a good mildly spiced hop twinge of bitterness that hits fast, lingers some then disappears pretty fast. Feel is medium to light bodied with a small amount of chalky and dull grainyness into the finish. Don't know what to think of this one other then I won't think about it.
A slightly better then average Marzen.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another very good troegs beer! poured a copper/gold color with nice white head. had a distinct lager smell and taste. i detected fruitiness and finished with a small dry bite. i like this beer alot.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper with decent carbonation and a half inch off-white head. Bland stale malty lager aroma, but true to style. Body has some light dry caramel and peat malt character with a hint at fruit toward the bittering finish. Has good complexity for a lager, but could still use a little more balance.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2004 This tastes like a candied lager. Sweeeeeet! Its like they threw some fruit cakes in during the fermentation. The first few sips are very good but it soon grows a bit overbearing, eventually turning into drainpour.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice medium dark amber almost copper color,small white head that left a bit of lace behind.Malty,toffee aroma,and fairly sweet.The taste is malty and toffeish with just a nice hint of hops,nicely sweet and all around very good.This is a wonderful brew,and well worth getting a few again if you can find it.Thanks go out to Britt(Urbnhautebourg)for this fine brew.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper-gold, very long-lasting head for a lager. Nose is sweet, slightly hoppy. Initial flavor is tart and quite cidery. Quite sweet. Finishes slightly hoppy, nice bitterness. A very enjoyable lager.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good lager overall, dark color with a hint of smoke in the flavor. Sweetness almost seems artificial.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks better than it tastes.
I do enjoy the smoky finsh covering the malt sweetness.
Not my favorite lager, but i would drink it again.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 (Bottled on October/03/03) I poured the beer rather hard, but fortunately, it did not spillover. The beer shows an attractive head and lace. The beer is a bit darker than I was expecting for a Bavarian style lager. I was expecting the color to be more along the lines of a helles. The nose is fresh, clean, and hoppy. I find the palate to be smooth, clean, and a little bit smoky. The beer finishes nice and spicy. This is a hard beer to categorize, it is IMO neither a helles nor a marzen, but nonetheless an ok beer.