Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
These guys never dissapoint in their scratch series brews. I always seek them out. This one was a nice fest brew worth the time and money
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a large creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of caramel, nutty notes, grain, herbal hops. The taste is caramel, burnt sugar, herbal hops. Lingering bitterness, medium bodied.
orangesol (686) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at the brewery.
A - Pours deep amber orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of rich german malts, caramel, light spice and a nice earthy hop aroma. Smells like the typical Märzen with a little extra hop zip to it.
T - Starts off with plenty of the typical Märzen flavors. Hints of caramel, mildly toasted bready grains, dash of spice and some nice earthy hop bitterness. The malt to hops ratio is pretty good, hops grow a little strong toward the end of glass.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel with a lightly bitter finish, not lingering on the palate for very long.
O - Over the last few years I have found myself looking forward to the scratch Märzen and this years did not disappoint. It still tastes like a classic Märzen but with a little extra pop. A very nice beer.
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic marzen until the finish when those 35 IBUS come through. Less sweet than several American versions of the style but level of sweetness on par with the German ones I have had. If you’re a purist you may not care for the finish. Worth a try.
KornDogg (528) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper body with thin lasting head. Flavor starts with toasted malts quickly followed by crisp hops. Bitter finish.
Damico (2553) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours somewhat clear amber with a smaller gray head. The aroma brings some sweet malty, bready notes, almost floral and soft in the nose. The flavor brings wheat like malty flavors and some pure yeast on a crispy body.
matty (187) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a dark copper color with a slightly off-white head. Somewhat sweet aroma with some spice and hop notes. Medium bodied. Sweet and toasty flavor with heavier than average hop presence than what I am used to with Oktoberfests. Sweet and bitter with just a touch of a dry finish. Well worth a try. Good job Troegs!
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt with light earthy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice fall brew. Has a nice faint spice aroma. Bit of a toasty grain flavor with some caramel and a bit of hops, good drink
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper color with persistent white head and some lace. Aroma is spice, resin, earthy. Taste mild bitterness, malts, sweetness, well carbonated, sticky and dry bitter finish.