Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Sort of just a way more malty and hoppy version of their regular lager, but I guess that’s sort of like the original German oktoberfest beers. Märzens were never a favorite of mine, but last year I found several I really liked, but this is more like the first few that I ever tried that first put me off to the style.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium copper with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light to moderate caramel, nutty and toasted malts; and moderate grassy and metallic hops. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a fairly short duration. There was caramel, malt, dark bread, a little raisin, toasted and nutty malts, grassy and metallic hops. But it was all sort of watered down. The light to medium body was watery with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.
ADesenberg (391) - Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle: pours a light amber, with a small off white head. Aromas are of sweet bread. Flavor is bland... It’s like most of their beers, good, but a little boring.
HighlanderOne (936) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of sweet bread, malt, gas. Good lookin amber with lacing tan head. Roasted malt with a touch of brown sugar and maybe a hint of hops. Nice balance of flavors but too thin. Decent.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
their is not any outstanding flavor that makes this unique toward the marzen style. the matls are too weak its palate is thin and has a taste of vegetable and corn. not worth the time .
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma is papery with dirty dish water and caramel. it has very little hops as expected. The appearance is light copper with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall I am not a fan.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured amber with an off-white head that settled to a ring. Aroma of toasted malt. The flavor found tasted malt with spices in the background. Light to medium body, and toasted malt aftertaste.
Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly sweet, toasted malt aroma. Embossed brown bottle, clear, intense burnt orange beer with a light white head. Nicely bitter, nutty sweetness, toasty. The body is a bit flabby/starchy - without the crispness desired. Some overbrewed, metallic hop notes in the finish. Overall, probably a good value if you’re looking for a marzen. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent first taste that gets a little watery. Bitter second taste that doesn't finish well. Not good aroma.
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StefanSD (1929) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Coldbrewky. Thanks. Pours a dark amber-red color with a small off-white head that quickly recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is fairly non-distinct with a trace of sweet grains. The flavor is loaded with sweet malts, roasted barley, molasses and brown sugar. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Pretty decent Oktoberfest, I’d drink the hell out of this if it were available locally.
tnkw01 (860) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Burnt toast taste, more so than most Oktoberfest. Really liked it. Aroma is maltly, with a really nice nutty aroma. Amber color, some head and lace.