RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A deep amber hue, smooth malty body and crisp, clean finish.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (24645) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
Bottled. Pale amber ith nearly no head. Lightly acidic aroma. Medium dry with clean maltiness. Very neutral. Low bitterness. Not much here...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15951) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
I couldn’t find this one on the site. I believe it was only released for a limited time. I only saw it once when I lived in Baltimore. Very sweet amber. Copper pour. Nose and taste is caramel, malts and spruce. Rated 2/19/03
Earlier Rating: 5/5/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Beer is mostly malt in taste and aroma. It works as a pub ale, but I wouldn’t rush to the store to get it. Rated 3/21/03

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14028) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2003
(draft) Clear light copper with beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, caramel, light pumpkin. Taste is herbal, medium sweet, light bitter, light fruity. Light/medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (13559) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
Rather bland tasting marzen,with some malts, but little spices. below average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2000
amber colour, orange aroma, unpleasant sourness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Poured a medium amber color with a very small head. Lots of floaties. Strong buttery aroma. Very light caramel tastes. Not much else stands out. Body was very thin and watery. This one wasn’t very good not sure how old this bottle was).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (11012) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9881) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2003
(draught) Amber, clear, good yellowish creamy head. Very bready and malty nose. Bready again in the taste, malts, corn flakes but balanced by a bitter tinge of hopbitterness, without the hoparoma or aggressive bitterness. Well bodied. Nice, German-true beer. Spot on for "Brotzeit".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2007
12oz bottle. Date unknown, since this seems to not be a real seasonal but rather an all-year style. Nice look poured from the bottle, with a thick and frothy white head sitting on top of a nearly perfectly clear rusty orange body. Nose has some sweaty and sour marshmallow notes (which should be sweet, since marshmallows are only sugar, but that’s what my nose says), light vegetal notes, some oil or other vehicle fluid, and some hand soap. When warmed to proper temperature more apple and carmale show up, redeeming what I thought would be a really, really poor beer. Flavor of fluffy and leafy fuesal caramel malts with some celery and other vegetable notes, but again at a warmer temperature there’s much more apple and caramel. Overall it’s still very basic, and a little too sweet, but it’s drinkable, barely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, orange), with a hint of honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. There's some Hallertauer in there, but not much, and otherwise there's really nothing interesting in this sample. Unbalanced a bit toward a metallic bitterness. Not enjoyable.

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