ineedbeer (1978) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a can dated 08/21/2015.
Aroma is malty with toasted bread as well as light caramel and toffee notes. Some biscuit and cracker with a light nuttiness. Moderate fruit esters of figs, raisins and dates.
Pours a cloudy, dark amber color with a medium sized, moderateky thick, tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is moderately sweet with a strong malt presence. Lots of toasted bread, with lighter cracker, biscuit, caramel and faint nuts. Medium light bitterness. Esters are lighter than in the aroma but along the same profile.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Medium astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer but not a great marzen. A weird astringent bitterness in the finish with too much esters.
HonusWagner (2131) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty typical American Marzen with light caramel maltiness and a hint of grassy hoppiness. Drinkable and pretty tasty but again, not a stand out offering.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery in Boynton Beach. Dimpled mug. Traditional looking with the orange-amber. Nice colors. Medium white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, slight roasted notes, and spices. The taste was similar. Spicy with the caramel and malts coming through. I wish it was more bold. I like Due South as a locla brewery but it seems most of their beers are not very bold and defining. This one finishes with a caramel flavor. Medium body and carb.
glennmastrange (2740) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Moderate roasted grain and caramel for the malt, herbs for the hops, maybe faint leather for the yeast. Head is small to average size, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling, mostly clear medium amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, watery with a lively carbonation. Not a huge fan of Marzens, and this is not sweet enough to be true to style. Drinkable, but no return visit necessary.
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Hazy amber lager with a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet is subtle, but it provides notes of caramel and toasted malts. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is perfectly balanced between grainy, toasted malts and a nice medley of Euro-hops. There are hints of vanilla and caramel. Short, crisp, lightly sweet finish. I usually prefer a more hearty märzen, but in the “land of endless summer," this really hits the spot.