astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow. Big creamy head. Aroma: German hops, sweet malts, honey. Flavor: Same but almost like a Pilsner. Clean finish.
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light gold color with a frothy white head. Good retention and lacing. Toasted straw and grain aroma with Saaz hop spiciness. Munich maltiness, some nice moderate sweetness with a citrus/lemongrass hoppiness that provides balance. Mouthfeel is great, carbonation is soft but adequate, body is medium-thin but full-flavored, drinkability is excellent.
jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a clear, pale golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of grassy hops, light pale malts, caramel and sweetcorn. super-light flavour of grainy malts and hops. medium carbonation and body.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
much lighter than i expected in body and taste. grass hops and grain in the aroma. very similar to a pils in some ways. taste is some good caramel and bread to match the light but defined hops in the finish.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A touch lighter than I’m used too. Probably the lightest, goldenrod, marzen I’ve ever seen. Malt nose is laced with a hop spice that seems to find a tone that hums smoke. A delicate smokiness/sensation, very clean. Hop oils are present on the palate and play well into the soft and refreshing finish. Not what I would have expected but well made and balanced. Blindly I would dub thee a Czech Pils.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. The aroma is sweet corn malt with grassy hops. The appearance is pale gold with a medium head. The flavor is like the aroma but with a touch of citrus and a hint of soapy bitterness. The palate is thin but not to the point of being watery.
Radek Kliber (7113) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml
Appearance: perfect show, clean classic gold with snow white large white cap. Great lace placed on glass. 4+
Nose: Light meadow like hop aroma, fresh and clean, light golden malt as base.7+
Flavor/Palate : Soft full bodied Marzen. Soft well prepared malt base frequently found in Helles and Czech Pilsners. Light alcohol burn with slight refreshing, balancing hop profile. Higher Plato helles. Very nice sample.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the "new" fest tyle, more of a lager than a Maarzen. Pale gold, drinks like a Pils. You know the beer without tasting it ... slightly floral, slightly metallic, and, at least for me, slightly disappointing.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
drinks like a pilsner. really good. pours deep straw-gold with a thick white head. aroma is a little metallic, a little funky...mostly though, it’s a spicy, floral and bready aroma. light honeysuckle. taste is awesome; great balance between the maltiness and the spicy hop character. clean, spicy, malty finish. light carbonation, medium oiliness.
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Archetypal lager. Pours clear brass, and very, very hoppy on the nose and palate, with little or no head on the pour.