DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours dark straw w 2f ow head. Nose is wheaties, grainy, earthy hops. Tastes of earthy malt, fruit, slight hops, and some metallic off notes. Mediocre.
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toffee and unmalted grain nose. Dingy golden, medium yellow head, fizzy. Toffee and tea flavor. Kibble finish. Fairly unique, not unpleasant. Alcohol somewhat noticeable.
drjay44 (2739) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours a thin short lived off white head, over a slightly hazy, many particled, amber (SRM 8) body.....nose is heavy with malt, cereal (Grapenuts), toffee/ caramel.....taste is heavy cereal/malt to start, then slight spice bitterness to finish, dry throughout.....mouth feel is medium, carbonation low. This is a fairly typical example of the style with the malts dominating throughout. BJCP 6/2/13/4/6
SaintMatty (5537) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Metallic aroma with toffee, nuts and dried fruit. Fruity and slightly sweet taste with malt, dried fruit and creamy fudge.
mjs (4816) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle at Drink, Tallinn) Poured copper coloured and clear with medium sized and white head. Aroma contained caramell and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, molasses, mild roastedness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter.
FatPhil (9646) - 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 (6787) - 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 (4135) - 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 (530) - 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 (11653) - 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.