wxman (1769) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tried at the brewery/pub in Missoula, MT during the first Oktoberfest in 1988. Pours darker than most would consider for an Oktoberfest/Marzen, but that is the more traditional style from many, many years ago. Thick rich and malty, but not sweet like contemporary watery versions of the style. Not too strong at 6% ABV, so you can enjoy a few at a fest session. Quite good.
Barreras (1628) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark caramel color with a hay aroma. Taste is cereal, malty, with a caramel sweetness in the aftertaste. A slight bitterness in the aftertaste.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler filled about a week ago. Kept cool.
A: Dark brown with a little bit of head formation, a central cap of the peanut foam is present. Red hue where light shines through. No lace.
S: sweet cherries, wood, rye bread, sweet yeast (I’ve had enough Bayern to smell a distinct sweetness from it). It’s pleasant.
T: Nutty, bland and watery. Kinda has an original corn nuts flavor.
M: Thin with pretty substantial carbonation. Semi dry finish.
O: Decent beer, but not particularly taking my fancy.
Serving type: growler
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pony keg purchased by my friend Skinny Heitz for Oregon’s dismantling of the USC Trojans. Dark brown pour with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of apples, molasses, caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, pepper and molasses. Very weak mouthfeel. Mediocre beer but everything tasted pretty great on that epic night.
kyzr (1413) - Montana, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has more roasted falvor than I was expecting. Good rich color, medium head. Finishes with a little sweetness to it.
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur ambré avec un petit col beige. L’arôme du malt et cereals. Le goût est du malt, cereals et levure. C’est un très peu sucré.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark amber color. Cream colored head. Sweet and malty. A very drinkable brew.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in a dimpled mug. 2010 edition. Pours murky dark brown with orange hues. Minimal head and lacing. Shame about that. Maybe pour this one closer to room temp. Aromatic nose of fruitcake, Frankfurt bread pudding, sweaty sock funk, and soft molasses sweetness. Mildly sweet flavor. Light-medium body, average carbonation. Malty finish for a malt focused brew. Good stuff.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark. Aroma of campfire smoke. Initial sip is full with candy malt sweetness. Middle has moderate alcohol mixed with caramel. Finishes tingling on the tongue with a nice bready malt taste and slight hop bitterness. Definitely an American marzen, prob why I like it so much. Screw Munich, I’ll take Montana!
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel and nutty aroma, dark brownish red, good body, malty and semisweet with a lingering hop finish