GJF (1278) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad version of the style. Good clean malt backbone. Clean flavors. Decent Marzen.
Jow (2266) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at inlaws. Pours orange with fine enough head. Light nose of caramel and hop. Tastes of caramel, bread, metal, earth, and some hopping. Watery palate.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 People are going to knock this brew for being a Yuengling but truthfully, its a darn decent marzen interpretation, showing requisite malty toasty notes with dialed back hops, just enough to balance. A sporting 2 finger head is nice and rocky, but short lived. Aroma is on the weak side with a bit of malt and perhaps some noble twang. On the lighter side in terms of body, but still within style guidelines. Not great but far from bad.
mike67 (830) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of some hops, caramel and fruit soda. Body is medium and astringent. Astringent hops, caramel malt and some grain fill the mouth. Finish is long and unpleasant. The brew to avoid.
brew4health (12) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - rich malt dominated aroma with mild toasty notes
A - medium amber, crystal clear, fair off white head, fair retention
T - rich malty flavor, toasty, moderate hop backround, well balanced toward malt, clean dry finish, slight malty aftertaste
P - medium body, medium carbonation, smooth
O - smooth, clean beer with a pleasing elegant malt flavors and aroma
bkurtz (866) - PERU - OCT 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber/copper with a creamy head. Bready aroma. Aqueous, but decent for a macro.
EyeAmBaldman (317) - Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper with a one finger off white head. Aroma is so nice, sweet and malty. Mild carbonation in the mouth. Taste is similar to Lord Chesterfield until backend aftertaste. Not the best Oktoberfest, but still a good one. Has a bit of a skunky original taste with a sweet backend. Pretty good.
Beerman6686 (4709) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a darker orange with a white head. Aroma was of caramel malt, grass, and metal. Flavor was caramel and grass. Slightly better than reggie yuengling .
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer smelled sweet, malty and delicious. The flavor was... saddening. Too much of a stale hop presence among a not-so-balanced malty profile. It went down smooth, but the after taste only got worse. Not a great example of a great style at all.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ Ironhorse Taproom DC ][ $6 ][ Conical Pint ][ 9.27.14 ]
>> Thank you Griffin for the beer! Pours a clear amber with a weaker grayish head. Weak, spotty lace. Brown sugar nose with sweet honey bread. Taste is soap and dish water. Heavy mouthfeel of old walnut and bread crust. Soapy, suddy hydrogen peroxide finish. Very unpleasant, but somehow it was consumed without complaint. Quite poor for this style.