TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub in Atlanta, GA. Very well done, domestic example of marzen/oktoberfestbier. I love the fact that this beer is a regular in the 5 Seasons line up. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep amber color, with a thick and creamy white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of good toasty and nutty malt aromas. The palate is firm, with good sweet malty, toasty, and nuttty malt flavor, on a polished and clean body. This beer finishes with more good malt character up front, and then ends slightly cloying, with some grassy hop bitterness to balance. A very good beer from Atlanta’s best brewpub. Matches well with a number of dishes on the menu at the brewpub, and is a beer that should not be missed if you visit 5 Seasons.
Nuffield (4121) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish hues, gentle sweetness, hop bouquet. Excellent, extremely drinkable. Sweet with a saazy touch, not much grassy. A dry finish emerges. Just a touch of citrus (orange). Appropriately carbonated. Excellent example of the style. (on tap at brewpub)
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, the blend of malts and hops is nice, good session beer.I didnt realize that....
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the spaceous brewpub. A clear amber but a mellow hops presence gives way to a very soft, rich malty flavor. A nice, well-balanced Bavarian beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden-copper body. Malty nose of bread crusts and light spice. Nice malty character, medium sweet with moderate bitterness in the finish. Fairly complex in subtle ways and not at all cloying. A nice, subtle Vienna. Not bad for the requisite brewpub amber.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, amber color pour. Moderate caramel malty aroma, with some spicy noble hop character. Flavor is similar, with some breadiness. I found this a decent beer for its style.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap, served in sampler glass. Normally I like 5 Seasons beers, but I’m not big on this one. There is little hop presence, with too much malt leaving it unbalanced. Strange aftertaste
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 Amber with thick white head. Aroma of sweet malts, cereal grains, and bready lager yeast. Taste is grainy, with a chewy bready character. Well crafted and balanced lager.
Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent attempt at the style and easy to drink. Dominated by malt presence with an interesting lingering aftertaste. Decent session beer.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery: Poured golden yellow/amber with a small white head. Light earthy aroma with some fruit. Mild earthy hop flavor with a lightly bitter finish. Very well done.