Jonb5 (286) - Greater London, - OCT 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale amber colour, medium head which wasn’t well retained, minimal lacing. Aroma was caramel and malt. Tasted malt, caramel, and paint, was a bit artificial and grainy a bit like what you get from cheap french lager. Initially it was well carbonated but soon went flat, texture was smooth, medium body. Just about drinkable but Maerzens should be left to the south Germans.
ARMed (570) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brew to drink on Thanksgiving. A very easy to drink German beer with a nice Octoberfest flavor. Another bier bitte!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where and how: Bottle 330ml Beers of the World
Aroma as expected green bottle issues were noted up front. Ok, since that was given beyond that …notes of grainy clean malty character with faint hop hints. Slightly mineral finish. 5-
Top: lighter , lasting head, sparse lace shown.
Base: clear light amber.
Palate : medium light bodied with thinner walls. Lighter than average carbonation.
Taste: Mild “skunky” accents. Clean malt base. Soft approachable finish. Zero heat nor harshness.
Other notes too bad this is sold in green glass.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Boozy, carbonation OK. Light colour. Serviceable marzen from Beers of the World.Radek’s bottle.
generallee08 (64) - 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 (46) - 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 (1370) - 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 (2878) - 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 (9452) - 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 (834) - Baden-Württemberg, 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 (673) - 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