HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour with cream colored head. Malty and sweet taste. Great palate, not too thick but not thin and watery.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden to light amber color. Dark cream colored head with thick lace at each quaff. Lots of malt in the nose somewhat plain. Rich sweet malt with a nice floral to spicy noble hop recovery. malt linger to awesome. Not quite as smooth as the others I have had from this Monastery, but still a substantial brew.
pivo (2641) - GERMANY - FEB 23, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gum-drop and honey nose with some hay mixed in, clrea crisp amber, low scumy head. CAramelly and grainy body with a dry dirty finish. Odd blend. Rough and raw around the edges. Overall to terrible successful.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Copper color with decent medium sized head. Roasted malt aroma with a malted milk ball taste. The finish is where the real bitterness kicks in. It's strange, but somehow the bittness passed the maltiness and the two never really meet to make something too consistant. Went great with my pastrami sandwich with hot mustard.
YogiBeera (2551) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Light amber color, little lazyer of a head, lively carbonation. Clay, cereal nose, malty, roasted cereal taste.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful clear dark golden color. Fine tasting marzen, on the lighter side of the style. Karl Strauss in San Diego made a similar beer, though it's an ale, for this year's Christmas Ale(2003). Nice sweet malty flavor with an interesting buttery or butterscotch flavor that I liked.
madsberg (10802) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Clear golden coloured. Huge white head. Malts and sweetness in the aroma. Sweet and malty with a vague hopaccent in the flavour. A little boring I think. Has a nice bitterness in the end. Smooth and bland.
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grassy bitterhop notes with a bisquit background.
Orange amber with a lowish creamy head.
Nice broad hop flavors on top of a firm malt body. Hops are fresh and malt is fruity, I do not think this is a beer which ages or travels well. It is nice finally
to taste a well-done german fall/winter seasonal.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden with good head. very malty aroma. Taste: Malty with some grassy hop notes. Som fruity acidity. A little bit to thin.
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not one of the most inspiring Marzens I have tried more like a fortified pils. Straightforward taste with a pleasant orangey appearance but for my taste it lacks body.