generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 Presentation: It was poured from a green bottle into a dimpled mug.
Appearance: The body has a nice copper color with good clarity and some light visible carbonation. It sports a small white cap of foam on top that fades slowly and leaves only traces of lacing.
Smell: Its aroma has a classic German malt and hop character. It brings fresh bready and sweet candy like notes mixed with herbal and spicy hops.
Taste/Palate: The aroma is mirrored exactly by its flavor. A mellow malty sweetness blends with a good balance of hop spice and herbal notes. The palate has pleasant carbonation and a soft feel making it very drinkable.
Notes: Overall I would say this is a very solid and well balanced example of the style.
htnicholas (50) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11,2oz bottle. Pours a clear slightly reddish gold with a two inch white head. Smells of malt and carmel. The taste is fairly average with initial tastes of honey, malt, and carmel. This finish is the same with virtually undetectable levels of hop bitterness. Carbonation is medium light and the mouthfeel is fairly thin. Very little flavor although the age of this beer is suspect and the hop bitterness may have faded over time. Pleasant under the right circumstances but mostly boring and unimpressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Very herbal aroma, refreshing. Yellow, white head, good lace. Sweetish, malty, hint of toffee, light bitter, light herbal. Medium body, light oily. Favourful.
mansquito (5096) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big Top Beverage Mart, Roslyn case ($20ish): Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is light, mediocre German hops, bready maltiness, some grain. Taste is much the same. Slightly hoppy. Not remotely close to the level of maltiness you get in American marzens. Not bad.
Koelschtrinker (16423) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Herber, leicht würziger Antrunk. Leichte Hopfennoten, die Würzigkeit nimmt ab. Trinkbares Märzen. 10/8/8/8/9/8
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle with a label golden-etched in directly from the 70s. Never a good sign when a 5,4% Märzen has a fumy nose on it like a Heller Bock... Pours a rusty brown vegetable broth, taste is the same metallic Märzen goodness, rounded off with a coarse twist of Hopfenextract. Not vile, but as onedimensional and rough as a Lower Saxonian who is not in on a good Austrian Schmäh-joke. I’ll stick to Wolters Pilsner at the summer barbecue...
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - 2 fingers of white frothy head sits on top of a clear golden bronze body. Excellent lacing.
S - Wheat bread, honey, cereal grain, pale malt, some grassy notes.
T - Grain and pale malt start it off. A light honey sweetness blankets the grain. Grassy hops join in and make a very clean finish.
M - Light bodied, high carbonation.
Very distinctly German. A great all around beer. A nice sweetness with a clean finish. Extremely drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
dagimp (936) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Achtung bitches! This is just nasty! Skunky flavor and all the crappyness you could hope to want in an imported German beer. Avoid!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerViking (3982) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, amber pour with a fine clingy white head and aromas of grassy hops and nutty malt. Body is dry, with a vegetal note, plus dry herby hops and biscuity malt. Decent enough, though no real depth to it. Tastes a bit cheap, which it was!
Jrwhitney6 (439) - - FEB 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a gold color with slight foam head. Nose of some grass, malt. Taste. Is a bit sweeter than expected, with malt, and a touch of lemon and honey. Not very complex. Easy to drink.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone