tillmac62 (756) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2017
BOD 8/17/17. Pours a clear amber with a nice garnet hue. Outstanding head volume and retention, good lacing.
The nose is good but lacks intensity and complexity. There is a bready malt sweetness, a touch of nutty biscuit and a hint of herbal hops. The color suggests caramel but it was not easily detected. You have to search for it, which is surprising.
The body is heavy light with a nice smooth texture. The carbonation / body balance is good. Effervescence is light mid-palate and only slightly prickly on the finish.
The flavor profile is good. Like the nose, complexity and intensity are lacking. Balance is outstanding. Little sweetness is present and consequently a very mild herbal flavor is dominant. Bitterness is quite mild. A touch of nutty biscuit is noted while the bready notes of the nose are absent. The finish is a slow fade and lacks crispness. The herbal hop note lingers.
SDalkoholic (2408) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Bottle from BevMo: Poured an average looking amber topped with a thick cover of foam. Aroma is faint but does have a pinch of hops and sweet malty base. The drink is tasty with minimal caramel and hop flavoring that is well balanced. monkeychugg55 (1105) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Clear deep copper with a small, short lived head. The aroma is slightly nutty, with some toasted and bready malt. There is a slight hint of spicy Nobel hops in there as well. The flavor is pretty intense, with toasted bread, some light caramel and a touch of milk chocolate. Very full body and pretty well balanced, this drinks like a meal, but has some nice character to it. ebone1988 (2071) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is pretty sweet fruity, grain, metallic, earthy hop, toasted caramel, but a lot sweeter than most Oktoberfest beer. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is sweet, has the Bell's yeast flavor, wheat, corn, toasted caramel, earthy hop, metallic, sweeter than I like. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, slightly boost sweet toasted caramel aftertaste. Overall, not terrible, but still below average. oobawa (1650) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Not a bad marzen, heavy on the caramel and nutty side of the equation yet not indulging in any overpowering sweetness. Opens with a quick burst of caramel malt tinged with toffee and bread, then quickly dries out thanks to the floral noble bitterness. Never grows cloy, and offers up modest apple esters underneath the Werthers-ish malt notes. Good color, but lacks much head or lacing. Texture's right for a festbier, perky yet slack enough for heavy imbibing. Tasty regardless.
ghostbeer (241) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Rich golden color, very clear. Huge malt notes with a bit of floral aroma undertones that were nice. Very good. acarnicelli (9) - - SEP 22, 2017 does not count
A nice Marzen. Could be a bit darker. Overall average in most all categories.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dlihcsnatas (766) - Temple, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Decent Oktoberfest brew. Caramel flavor, Amber color, in a bottle like a good beer should be, and at a reasonable price.
crajun (1259) - , Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle to glass. As expected more hops than normal for style. Was ok. Balanced. Not as sweet as most marzens. Not much aroma nice palats weihenweizen (4042) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear light Amber. Aroma is caramel malt, light body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt.