Marin Brewing Company Reviews


brokensail
Marin Airporter Chocolate Porter (2011+) 3.2
On tap @ Beer Revolution. Black beer with a thin layer of tan foam. Hot fudge and coffee grounds to start things out. Some booze, roasted malts, and milk chocolate. Quite sweet in taste, much more than I expected. A decent touch of roast and coffee, but quickly overshadowed by intense chocolate sweet things like fudge and brownies.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

JohnRMurdoch
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale 3.8
12oz can from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer. Orange brown, good head. Pine hop aroma. Resin hop apricot flavour. Bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste. A bit sweeter than I would like but still decent.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Homer321
Marin Marin-er Weiss 3.9
Draft at source. Nose is very lemon and lactic. Very refreshing. Lightly tart. Really fucken good.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

slowrunner77
Marin Three Flowers IPA 4.1
Citrus, floral spicy aroma - bottled TODAY so everything is super fresh. present but not overbearing bitterness. Just real nice.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

brokensail
Marin / Cellarmaker Honey Badger 3.6
On tap @ The Good Hop. Orange in color with a white head. A little bit on the sweet side, both in terms of malt and hop profiles. A lot of orange, pineapple, and some stone fruit. There’s a big time grapefruit aroma and flavor, too. Maybe has some floral honey flavor, but could just be the power of suggestion. Fair amount of bitterness, too.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Alusmamuts
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale 3.4
Amber with medium off-white head. Fruity/citrus sweet-sourness immediately followed by medium bitterness. Some bitter aftertaste with sweetsour notes.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

JulienHuxley
Marin Tripel Dipsea Belgian Style Ale 3.7
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Yeasty aroma, belgian tripel, spicy, light booze, grainy, fresh bready notes. Taste is lemony, grainy, nice classic tripel flavor. Palate is med bodied, dry, with good carbonation. Reminds me (slightly) of tripel karmeliet, good stuff.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

JulienHuxley
Marin Titania Moon Juice 3.5
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Opaque brown-black pour with thin gold head. Aroma is bourbon heavy, boozy, lots of chocolate. Taste is sweet, boozy, roasty. Palate is sweet and sticky, low carbonation. Decent.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

JulienHuxley
Marin Belgian Quad 3.6
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Hazy amber copper pour with gold head. Aroma is nutty, dried fruit, earthy notes, light booze. Taste is sweet, toasty, quite boozy. Palate is med full bodied with good carb. Nothing extraordinary but a pretty solid quad.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

b3shine
Marin Titania Moon Juice 3.7
Draft to taster at the brewpub. This batch is 11% with 80 IBUs. Looks good; a slightly translucent very dark cola with beige lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and vanilla alongside loads of pleasant oak. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced, with a moderately bitter full-bodied mouthfeel. Still, enjoyable.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

JulienHuxley
Marin Hoppy Holidaze Ale 3.2
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thick white head. Aroma is really spicy, hoppy, lots of vanilla. Very vanilla flavor, tons of vanilla, light spice, hoppy finish. Palate is med bodied with med-light carbonation. Definitely strange, but I thought it was a pretty nice experiment.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

JulienHuxley
Marin Three Flowers IPA 3.6
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Lightly hazy gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is nice and juicy, light spiciness, floral hop notes. Taste is lightly bitter, nice and hoppy. Palate is med bodied, light carbonation. Good!
Saturday, January 30, 2016

b3shine
Marin Belgian Quad 3.3
Draft to taster at the brewpub (2016 vintage). This batch is 10.8% with 25 IBUs. Looks good; a hazy purplish brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; a nice balance of Belgian yeast, raisin, and plum. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Very raisin-forward. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied. Solid, but smells better than it tastes.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

JulienHuxley
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale 3.2
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is very subtle, light caramel, light grass. Taste is grassy, light caramel sweetness. Palate is med bodied, light carbonation. Very tame pale ale, a bit dull, but not bad.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

b3shine
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale 3.1
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks decent; undercarbonated though. A mostly transparent orange with very thin white lacing. Smells of hops and biscuit. Tastes like it smells with a bit of spice as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Not bad, but forgettable.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

b3shine
Marin Witty Monk 3
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks solid; a hazy pineapple with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of heavy Belgian yeast and clove. Tastes like it smells with a bit of peppercorn as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Okay, but too yeasty for my preference.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

JulienHuxley
Marin Witty Monk 3
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Hazy yellow pour with thin white head. Aroma of banana, yeast, phenolic, very light spice, fruity, not very belgian. Taste is wheaty, fruity banana. Palate is med bodied, a little syrupy. Average, a little off style.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

b3shine
Marin Stinson Beach Peach 3.5
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks solid; a completely transparent lighter gold with white lacing. Smells solid too; nice and peachy with some soft notes of wheat in the background. Tastes like it smells with some biscuit as well. The peach is more like peach syrup, but still pleasant. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. A good take on the style.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

b3shine
Marin Cuvée Rogé 3.6
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks solid; a slightly hazy golden orange with white lacing. Smells moderately tart with mild notes of biscuit and lemon. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly lactic mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but nothing like geuze (which it’s apparently inspired by).
Saturday, January 30, 2016

JulienHuxley
Marin Stinson Beach Peach 3
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is peachy, peach candy, fake peach, light wheatiness. Taste is wheaty, peachy, very, grainy, lots of wheat with light peachy sweetness. Palate is med-light bodied with strong carb.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

JulienHuxley
Marin Cuvée Rogé 3.6
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is funky, lightly cheesy, fruity white wine notes. Taste is tart, light lactic flavor, very light acetic, but very acceptable levels. Palate is med bodied, med carbonation. Good.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

VsXsV
Marin Stinson Beach Peach 3
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of peach, grain, earth and light lemon. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of artifical peach, lemon and grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Friday, January 29, 2016

VsXsV
Marin Witty Monk 2.6
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Light hazy hay yellow liquid with medium white head. Aroma of perfume, spices, grain and earth. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with perfume and perfume. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very phenolic...
Friday, January 29, 2016

VsXsV
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale 3.1
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Almost clear amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, light caramel, grain, tangerine and toffee. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of citrus, toast and grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Just OK.
Friday, January 29, 2016

VsXsV
Marin Hoppy Holidaze Ale 2.7
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Clear deep golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of spices, light smoke, light citrus and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of spices and toast. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very Meh.
Friday, January 29, 2016

VsXsV
Marin Tripel Dipsea Belgian Style Ale 3.3
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Clear light golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of jenka, lemon peel, white pepper, bubblegum and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of white pepper, jenka and grain. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Decent. Bit sweet.
Friday, January 29, 2016

VsXsV
Marin Belgian Quad 3.2
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Almost opaque deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, toffee and warming alcohol. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, raisins, booze and toffee. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.
Friday, January 29, 2016

VsXsV
Marin Titania Moon Juice 3.8
Draught at Marin Brewing Company. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, light chocolate, raw sugar, toast and dried fruit. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
Friday, January 29, 2016

VsXsV
Marin Three Flowers IPA 3.8
Cask at Marin Brewing Company. Clear golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, lemon peel, light caramel and grain. Taste is very light sweet and medium bitter with notes of tangerine, citrus and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent hote golde. Better on keg!
Friday, January 29, 2016

Homer321
Marin Titania Moon Juice 3.9
Draft at source. A huge boozy nose with a ton of vanilla and dark cocoa. Short of tobacco but a very rich malt aroma. Taste is just as good, a complimentary barrel character and a great beer
Friday, January 29, 2016

Homer321
Marin Belgian Quad 3.9
Draft at source. Nose is full of dark fruit, dried figs. Taste is similar, moderately sweet, light phenolic a compliment the beer. I really like this one.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Homer321
Marin Tripel Dipsea Belgian Style Ale 3
Draft at source. Very perfumey nose almost like a wit. Taste is full of coriander. This is like an imperial wit. Weird.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Homer321
Marin Hoppy Holidaze Ale 3.1
Draft. Moderate vanilla and cinnamon. Some allspice and clove. Not much hop character in aroma. Taste is like licking a Christmas candle. At least it isn’t full of spruce. Meh.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Homer321
Marin Three Flowers IPA 2.8
Draft at source. Nose is lemon with a grassy note. Sort of flowery I guess. Taste is moderately bitter with an almost weird tartness. Interesting. Seemingly sharp on the finish.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Homer321
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale 3.1
Nose is a very citrus forward hop presence, almost citra. Very inviting. Taste is moderately earthy but also shows off some citrus character as well. Nice, but the hops just seen a bit weird.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Homer321
Marin Witty Monk 3.1
Draft at source. Nose is light in coriander and lightly hammy. Taste is moderate perfume and faint grainy wheat. Meh.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Homer321
Marin Stinson Beach Peach 2.9
An almost artificial peach aroma up front followed by some fleshy notes. Taste is a thin flat malt backbone with a peach flavor. Yup. That’s about it.
Friday, January 29, 2016

RichTheVillan
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale 3.5
Can from Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber pout with a frothy off white head, aroma has a hint of pine and tangerine, taste has pine, tangerine, biscuity malts, quite resinous with dank oily tropical fruits, can branding needs an uplift.
Friday, January 29, 2016

b3shine
Marin Three Flowers IPA 3.6
Cask to taster at the brewpub. Looks good; a transparent golden orange with eggshell head. Smells of juicy and piney hops with a mildly bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a bit of oak as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Enjoyable, and superior to the regular draft version, which was a 3.4 for me.
Friday, January 29, 2016

KyotoLefty
Marin Three Flowers IPA 3.6
Bomber pretty cloudy golden orange with a Acy head. Noce of wheat, cirjs, biscuits. Smooth, silky palate, viscuits, wheat, citrus and stonefruit.solid butnot original.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

mR_fr0g
Marin Titania Moon Juice 3.7
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. 11%. An oily black, mahogany brown coloured pour with no head. Aroma is nice, big vanilla oak, Scotch whisky, creme caramel, cakey malts. Flavour is composed of sweet cakey malts, dried fruits, warming whisky, sweet vanilla, Bourbon, tart cherry. Palate is full bodied, oily, moderate carbonation. Hides the abv pretty well, good bourbon character.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

mR_fr0g
Marin Belgian Quad 2.6
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Murky chestnut brown coloured pour with a medium beige head. Aroma is subdued, sweet malts and dried fruits. Flavour is composed of hot alcohol, solvent, dried fruits, tart plum, vanilla. Bit of a hot mess. Palate is medium sweet, solvent, highish carbonation. Not a fan.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

mR_fr0g
Marin Tripel Dipsea Belgian Style Ale 3.3
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Clear golden yellow coloured pour with a lasting white froth. Aroma is decent clean Belgian yeast, some spicy hop, coriander, orange. Flavour is composed of quite sweet grains, orange and spicy hop, hint of medicinal hop, a bit too sweet. Palate is semi sweet, highish carbonation, semi drying spicy finish. OK triple, but what is the point in a triple.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

mR_fr0g
Marin Point Reyes Porter 3.4
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Opaque jet black coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is woody, roast coffee, hint of ash and vanilla. Flavour is composed of sweet creme caramel, vanilla, soft woody roast, some burnt toast. Palate is medium full, highish carbo action, semi sweet, slightly abrasive. Decent robust porter.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

mR_fr0g
Marin Hoppy Holidaze Ale 2.8
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Light hazed mid orange coloured pour with a pale white froth. Aroma is subdued, woody, cinnamon, orange pale grains. Flavour is composed of semi sweet grains, orange rind, nutmeg and cinnamon, little stale grains component. Palate is highish carbonation, hints of spice in the finish. Drying. Not terrible.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

mR_fr0g
Marin Three Flowers IPA 3.5
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Very pale golden yellow coloured pour with a lasting thin sticky white head. Aroma is nice peachy tropical fruit Hoo, light grain, apricot. Flavour is composed of decent mango light grains, assertive citrus hop bitterness. Palate is light and some resinous hop, highish carbonation. Little nelson sauvin like component.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

mR_fr0g
Marin Mt. Tam Pale Ale 3.4
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Mostly clear light amber orange coloured pour with a fading off white head. Aroma is decent pine needle and orange rind hops , some caramel. Flavour is composed of base grains, some biscuity grains, pine needle, resinous hop, little woody bark. Palate is semi sweet, sticky resin, high carbonation. OK pale.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

mR_fr0g
Marin Bluebeery Flavored Ale 3
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Light hazed pale yellow coloured pour with a lasting fine white head. Aroma is blueberry flavouring, some what artificial but pleasent enough, blueberry pop tart. Flavour is pale grains, grains, husks, blueberry flavoring, crisp grains, tart fruit. Palate is light crisp and refreshing. OK
Sunday, January 24, 2016

mR_fr0g
Marin Witty Monk 2.9
Draft at the Marin brewing company larkspur. Bright yellow hazed coloured pour with a small white head. Aroma is subdued wheat grains, hints of orange, citrus. Flavour is crisp and tangy wheat, little banana phenol, grain tannin. Palate is very lively , spritzy carbonation, some grain tannin. OK.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

bytemesis
Marin Titania Moon Juice 4
Sample at the SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pours deep opaque black, Small brown head, decent lacing. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate and molasses. Flavor is fully sweet, lightly bitter, rich. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel.
Saturday, January 23, 2016