nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2015 22oz bomber split with Anndiesel. Unfiltered orange-brown. Thin, oily off-white head. Big malt tones, not sure what kind of beer this is intended to be, which makes it fascinating and perplexing. Is it rye? Is it a fest beer? Is is a brown ale? Creamy brown malt, easy going on the palate, clean body. Well done.
adendum- batch #22 in 2015 is drinking really nice, awesome lagering. superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled 8/14/2012. Pours lightly cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with very nice retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, apple, pear, toast, nuttiness, biscuit, brown sugar, citrus zest, floral, pine, and grassy hops. Very nice aromas with good malt/hop balance and complexity. Taste of caramel, apple, pear, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, nuttiness, floral, pine, citrus zest, and grass. Light amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, nuttiness, biscuit, brown sugar, pine, floral, citrus zest, and grassy hops on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor complexity and hop/malt balance; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy Oktoberfest style. Very nice hop/malt balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
An amber marzen with a thin mocha head. In aroma, light caramel malt with light lactic notes. In mouth, a crisp malt with grassy hops, grainy notes, okotberfest-like. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012. DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Taste: An overall clean taste. Round nuttiness with a helping of bread and caramel. Mild earthy hops balance against the solid malts. I nice change from the usual ales that I prefer. I really enjoy the beers this time of year. The alcohol is well hidden. obguthr (6659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Release #1 6.3% ABV (the 3 is backwards) Apple, dried leaves, caramel nose, a little vegetal. Hazy copper, thin head. Malty corn and tomatoes. Caramel at midpalate. Cereal grains in the finish Good intensity. Probably very good fresh, but this was off.
Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
I hope this is the right beer. Bottle label says "Release #7" and below that "6.3%ALC/VOL" but the 3 is upside down (and I’m sober!). Anyway, deep clear amber brown color, small tan head. Aroma of slightly burnt caramel. Taste is caramel and light toast. Light body. AdamGott (387) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2012
nice caramel malt aroma from an iced-tea colored pour - flavors of brown sugar, alcohol, raisin and bread - finshes with a lingering light caramel JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Release states #7. Definitely a Marzen. It's light and refreshing for the style. Roasted malts and yeastieness. It's decent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ernest (7820) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Bottle (batch 17, 6.5%, SLC-brewed).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/nuts, cookie, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with light notes of nectarine and dried papaya.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Pleasant aroma but a bit sweet and syrupy in the mouth. Not bad. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Marzen #5. Clear copper amber color with a finger of head that dissipates relatively quickly. Aromas of roasted malts and yeast. Flavor is malty, caramel, toffee, and bread and ends somewhat sweet. Moderate carbonation and body with smooth mouthfeel. Dry finish with very mild astringency. Overall a decent beer, very drinkable and nice for the fall weather.