Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had from bottle. Weak aroma, low hops but OK grainy-rye odor. Light caramel amber clear - no head. Low carb and light watery body. Weak, watery flavor. Tart bit of hops and low caramel sweetness. More of an American standard flavor. Not too malty for a Maerzen.
siberianrun (10) - Arbutus, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this beer of tap, had a very light golden color with very little foam. Tasted like a regular pale ale. Very smooth tasting with the hint of sweetness.
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful amber color, very smooth and a great taste, brewed in my hometown
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty golden amber colour but dissappointing head. Average märzen aroma, unfortunately with a kind of unpleasant ’strawish’ touch. Smooth flavour dominated by Munich malts. Lightly bitter and (too) clean finish. Very easy to drink; I guess this would suit a German Oktoberfest well.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clean, crisp, and smooth, but it’s also kinda watery and uninteresting. A good session beer, but not anything to go out of your way to try.
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad for the average beer drinker but seemed to be lacking something
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium body. Malty, but the beer seems to be a little drier than previous samples. Marzens are so middle of the road.
jonas (7397) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber. Flowery, a bit yeasty aroma. Weakbodied - a bit more fruit and power would have been nice.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 This one has varied widely for me. Tasted at the brewery, it shows a great billowing head with continual bubbling in the body, excellent candy malt aroma. The mouthfeel is thin, but there is great amber candy malt flavors, though none of the roasted notes found in German Maerzens. The finish is tight, just like Victory's and Dominion's Octoberfest beers. Other samples showed some sourness and DMS.
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer kinda rocks.
Malty and lightly hopped; the perfect balance (or lack thereof) for me. I tried this beer again at an Oriole’s game in Baltimore and it had a full mouthfee, but the flavor just wasn’t there. A bit too sweet for me. I’ve adjusted my score.