SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Huber Haus. Dark amber red with a thin white head. Interesting combination of malt and roasted aroma. The flavor is thick and malty for a marzen. This is abeefy beer with a nice residual hop bitterness. By no means the top ten as that moron nickspies stated, but a really great beer nonetheless.
argo0 (13874) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Crystal clear copper body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some lime, strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some earthy, grape, lime. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Not sure what was going on, but this tasted really strange.
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.5 liter mug from a cask (Huber Haus, Omaha) - This beer is not a typical fest beer as most people would consider it. Most fest beers I have had are either in the realm or a Märzen or a light, sweet beer. This baby is a complete caramel malt bomb, but I love it. This ranks in my top ten beers ever consumed.
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear deep golden-brown colour with a nice off-white head. Malty nose with lots of caramel. Full-bodied, malty with hints of caramel and chocolate, also shy hints of oakwood sneaking in. An unusual but very enjoyable Festbier.
FatPhil (15310) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Slightly vegetal bocky aroma, straw too. Taste of charcoal biscuits, very grainy. Quite weird. Pleasant carbonation. Grainy taste is way more husky than most beers I can think of, and fortunately stops short of being drying. Alas some old green beans there too. In a word - biscuity - and the healthy kind, not the sweet kind.
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
, Helsinki. Deep amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is caaramel malts, some mild grassy notes as well as biscuity. Flavour is biscuits, grassy, saltwatery and also some sweet malts. A bit grainy and alcoholic iin the finish.
TBone (16832) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber color, small off-white head. Grassy, caramelly, a bit toasted aroma. Sweet malty, grassy, robust malty base, Alcoholic finish. So, so.
mjs (6919) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-05-09) Copper colour and clear. Quite large white head that lasts for a moment. Malty aroma. Frsh malts, malts, molasses, sweetness, hint of chocolate and bitterness in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Amber color with small head. Nutty, coffeish and grassy aroma. Toasty, coffeish, toffeish and nutty flavor. Good toasty character, could be softer though.
jfb (6018) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear amber colour, lightly tanned head. aroma of grain, roasted malts, bread, herbal hops and light caramel. flavour has strong roasted malts, grain, bread and herbal hops. smooth carbonation, medium body with a roasted-bitter finish.