beastiefan2k (4054) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Served in a tall mug at the brewpub. Color is brown with amber tints. Medium fothy head. Can see through it if you try hard and some visible carbonation. Aroma is present - mainly nutty and sweet malt dominant. Has an earthy aspect. Much sweeter thanan marzen I have come across. Taste is also nutty and malty but a bit more watered down than the aroma implies. Leaves a sweet woodsy aftertaste. Average mouthfeel with low bitterness. austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Copper colored. Less hoppy than the pils, oddly. Plus more malt, of course. Pleasant. Again, as bitter or more so than expected for the style. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2004
I was impressed with the fullness in the flavor compared to many of the marzen’s I’ve had. The body was copper and heady. Green raisins, and highly malty. Smooth, and as notalush points out, also bready, yeasty. notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Big vienna malt qualities and a smooth, bready flavor are balanced by a slight hop bitterness - somewhat of a yeasty finish - pretty good, but their pilsner is better. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2004 Amber color with no real head to speak of. Aroma of a light malt but nothing else. I’m not sure what award the brewery is referring to but if they had awards they give to themselves, they should decine even being nominated. I didn’t notice any of the hoppy finish of the previous two raters but more of a bland malt taste, period. I couldn’t even finish it.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Clear golden amber. Modest off white head. Toasty, lightly sweet with a generous German hop charge. Clean, quenching and fresh. Touch of Munich toastiness. Long toasty sweet finish. Very nice.Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2002
Earlier Rating: 10/12/2002 Total Score: 3.8
Clear light amber. Thick white head. Rich Vienna maltiness. Touch of nutty sweetness. Medium body. Finishes a touch bitter but a very good brew.
Golden Amber color with medium head. Slightly sweet malt aroma and flavor with a hoppy finish.