RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Half stein pour. Copper pour with a slight white head. Metallic, roasted malt, sugar. Taste is roasted malts, caramel, candi sugar. Bit of a bitter bite. Not bad. easy drinking. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a medium reddish brown with a a bit of an off white head. Nose brings forward some caramel as well as slightly-toasted bread. The taste is definitely a malt bomb, with no hops at all to speak of. Some slightly-sweet caramel along with a bit of roasted toast. Mouthfeel is medium; a bit heavy for the style, and it works alright. Decent depth of flavor. I’d say it’s a pretty decent American version of the style.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 10-15-2010 MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
(Sample Date: 9/19/2009 Source:Other) Courtesy of Madison. Accentuated malt aroma with light spicy hop notes. Mostly clear amber brown. Spicy upfront bitterness over caramelized malts. Finish is dry and moderately bitter. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Enjoyed this one from 7.5 gallon keg purchased at the brewery in Fredericksburg, VA. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep chestnut color, with a thick, and creamy off white head, and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting ,with lots of good toasty and nutty malt aromas paired with good herbal/grassy hop aroma. The palate is very polished and clean with excellent, deep malty flavors of toast, nuts, light hints of caramel. This beer finishes with more great malty, toasty/nutty flavors, then ends with a nice grassy hop bite that balances the malt sweetness of this beer. So fresh and flavorful from the draught, we drained a keg of this beer in record time. So flavorful yet, so, so drinkiable. This beer is an excellent local example of Oktoberfestbier/marzen that was the perfect match for bratwurst hot of the grill. jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Nice deep amber coloured body with ruby highlights and tints of orange. Aroma of malt, a bit of hops and a good amount of mild spices. Medium-bodied; Large malt backbone with a good yeastie and fresh hop flavour going strong. Aftertaste shows some caramel, a bit of coriander seed and a fair amount of floral hops. Overall, a good beer - not amazing, but definitely nice for the style and to try in general. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Clarendon, Virginia on 18-September-2008, sampled on 26-November-2008.
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2008
22 oz. bottle from Whole Foods in Richmond, VA. Pours a reddish brown with a thin white head. Grainy taste with caramel and corn notes. Very big taste of butterscotch, breadiness and caramel. Medium bodied. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Clear dark amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Slight hints of fruit punch. Sweet malty flavor with light breadiness and some toastiness. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Courtesy of maniac who dropped by with this and a couple of other "beers" for an impromptu tasting. Darmk amber, reddish highlights, slight head. Aroma faintly malty with a slight odd twang of cheddar. Sort of full, slightly burnt malt, but thin at the same time. Better than I’m making it sound, this wasn’t bad. But not great. Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2006
From a 25 oz bottle ... poured with a big poofy head over an amber brew. Light malty aroma. The beer drinks with the smoothness of milk, with a big bready maltiness with a sharp cheesy bitter twist at the end. Quite good.