Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2008
Dark red/cherry colour with a pink head. It looks like a kriek...not sure where that colour comes from. Some caramel and wood aromas. It’s sweet, thick on the palate, with caramel, toast and a modest earthy hoppiness and a slightly dry alcoholic finish. An odd duck, but similar in structure to the Sword Swallower. Ferris (16268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle - Bread, orange and tomato juice? Reddish amber with a pinkish red thick foamy head. A persistent bitterness that lingers quite a while, not all together pleasant. Some sweetness from the malts and the bready flavours are there as well, but the bitterness overwhelms any subtle flavours. bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle from Wine & Cheese Place in (near) St. Louis, MO. Cherry red with a humongous pink head - now this really is freaky. Red dye #1 in my beer? Damn stuff even smells of red dye - pardon, of maraschino cherry. Near medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter noble hop over very light cherry and pale malt. This is bitter stuff, once your mind comes off the ceiling. Every sip is cherry sweet, but eventually it’s bitter as heck again. Served in a black mug it might pass as a normal and really good beer. djd07 (15330) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Cask at Hay Merchant. Pours a clear pinkish red with large creamy pink head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is A floral hop and pine. Medoum mouthfeel with a bitter hop bite and bitter finish. A decent brew from
coney Island. Ratman197 (15204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Bomber poured a clear blood red with a small lasting dark pink head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, earthiness, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth malty finish.
Tmoney99 (14846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle from Crown #19.
Poured hazyr red color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing.
Moderate fruity citrus aroma.
Medium body with a soft carbonation.
Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met with a very interesting beer. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
A reddish marzen with a thin pinkish white head. In aroma, sweet tobacco strawberry with signs of oxidation. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with leather, oxidation, not very good. Shared with GRM. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2008
(22oz bottle) Large salmon-colored head atop hazy pink-red body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel/bread, light nut, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, nut, some caramel, earthy, light bread. Light-medium body, light acidity. I found the appearance off-putting, but clearly it was intentional, so to each his own. Drake (14058) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2008
22 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Clear deep red pour with an, um, red head. Hoppy aroma with some grain characteristics. Very grainy taste with an odd fruity hop character. Medium body. crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Got it as a gift, thought it was an Oktoberfest, until I poured it...
Pours syrupy red with a pink carnation colored head. This looks like Strawberry crush, not beer. Fail.
Smells unoffensive enough... a bit of hops over a lot of malt sweetness. Smells very sweet it reminds me of soda.
Taste is underwhelming, bitter hops that taste like water, this is one of the worst crafted beers I have had, macro-like.
Exceptionally water mouthfeel pretty much deletes the flavor delivery, you don’t taste much.
In retrospect if you like mineral water spiked with bitterness, like tonic water or italian bitters this is for you. Had to donate the rest of the 22oz bottle to someone else. From the label in this beer is a joke.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-09-2009 02:11:42
This site is retarded for listing it as a Maerzen, it is not one.