FatPhil (13062) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Alko, Tallinn)
Golden brown, tight head. Really rich grainy, slightly husky aroma, a
few orangezest and other fruity esters there too. Pleasant
carbonation. The aroma was good preparation for the taste, in the
mouth there’s a lovely deep bitter presence in the retronasals, and
then on swallowing you realise this is jam-packed full of grainy malts,
a really full marzen. And I don’t mean ’malts’ as in sugar, like
fucked up US beers, I mean the malted grains - this is actually quite
dry. The bitterness gives clues that there’s some roastiness too, and
in the finish I even get a cocoa-like roasted hint (though perhaps
more kamatahvelly than real chocolate). Full flavoured and thirst
quenching - that’s what a beer should be like.
marcus (8809) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a thin off-white head and a floral aroma There is a sweet toffee flavor with a slighlty bitter finish, and a little carbonation.
vyvvy (5467) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with an off-white head. The aroma has mildly toasted malt, lots of sweetness and some mushiness. Medium body that’s a bit biting for the style with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with octoberfest style maltiness, a bit of sourness, some hazelnuts and a bit of mush to the malt. The finish is spicier and nuttier and a bit drier malt aspect than most marzens. Better than expected.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Modest two-finger head with even a violent pour. Settles quickly and leaves no lace. The brew color is lightly dull copper with a slight haze.
Malty, light caramel nose. Little to no hops.
Spritzy on the tongue. Mostly light crystal malt flavors with a mild sweetness. Balancing hop in swallow with some pleasant bitter aftertaste.
argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, Monk’s Fest. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some earthy, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, some earthy, light raisin, resin. Light-medium body, a bit watery, quite drinkable.
Strykzone (6273) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer # 1500. Clear light brown with moderate carbonation visible. Miniscule head. Nice spicy and roasted aroma. Flavor is malt dominant with biscuit, caramel, nuts, and fruit. Hops are noted and add significant earthiness. A nice Marzen but not all that memorable.
Ernest (7211) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Monk’s Fest).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, cookie, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a light note of peach.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, metallic.
The metallic finish taints the enjoyment a bit, and it’s a tad too sweet, but otherwise it’s a juicy, enjoyable brew.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 11/27.2009. This marzen pours a light to medium copper brown color from a 50cl swingtop. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and malty, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied marzen. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Good carbonation. A touch of a dry finish. Very drinkable.
Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is sweet.
Earlier Rating: 7/11/2008 Total Score: 3
This Marzen pours a medium amber color from a 50cl flip top bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and bready, with a touch of floral hops. Medium bodied Marzen. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are slightly floral. Perhaps a touch thin tasting. Carbonation is lively but kind of full in the mouth. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
alobar (3432) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a soapy white head. Almost no nose-some grain and caramel malts. Tastes of caramel malts, bread, and some earthiness. Decent body for the style.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with a deep rich color and a bubbly white head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is rich grainy and sweet malt, nice. Flavor is a slightly nutty malt with a dry, semi-sweet flavor. Some grassy hops evident.