BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2008 Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is far from what I would call the best Asheville has to offer (even if you just look at French Broad Brewing Co.) I did enjoy this beer in season and liked its smooth feel. If you don’t like it, please don’t give up on Asheville and its breweries.
Rich and malty, and very drinkable. Has a lot better balance than the amber. Touch of caramel and honey sweetness, and well balanced overall. Something consistent to drink when you don’t want to put a lot of thought into your beer drinking experience. emacgee (4677) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Draught at Bean and Barrel. Pours a brownish orange with a thick creamy off white head. Leaves a lace. The aroma is lightly sweet, malty,caramel, and toffee. The flavor has much more of a hop profile than I usually expect. Shows some sweetness, caramel, hop bite, more malt as it warms. Palate was waxy with a mellow carbonation. Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2007
pours a amber copper with mild head. flat light malty aroma leading into a similiar taste, good and light and sessionable. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Name: Oktobrfest MarzenMagjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
clear golden yellow, fine creamy cream head,
nice yeasty bready aroma,
good malt flavor, touch of sweetness, light bitterness for balance,
would make a good session beer,
Name: Oktobrfest Marzen
clear amber, fine beige head, scattered lace,
bready aroma with a touch of sweet munich malt,
rich malt flavor, bready munich character is quickly countered with lots of earthy hops, sweetness comes from behind and brings out the bready quality,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Copper colored beer with a nice fluffy white head. Caramel and chocolate aroma and again the flavor is surprisingly chocolatey with a bit of apple and caramel at the finish. Maybe a bit too sweet and thin but not bad.
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2006
On tap Knox Brewers Jam. A dark amber pour with a slight clinging lace. An ok beer for what it is just not enough flavor or palate to suit me. A slight off bitter finish. Not a bad beer but not one of my favorites. Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Dave had at Tyler’s. Metallic smell, but not metallic taste. Flat taste and one dimensional. Pretty bitter. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Draught at Tyler’s in Chapel Hill. Deep amber color with thin off white head. Subtle spicy hop aroma and flavor with a hint of caramel. Moderate carbonation which I thought was appropriate. Decent grainy aftertaste. wncbeerules (9) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2005 does not count
On tap at Barley’s I was impressed at first with a nice aroma, and a distict head. Mouthfeel was a little overcarbonated, and the first taste was of very slight diacytel. The finish was lacking however, the beer ended in a flat cardboardy taste, where I really wanted a lingering maltiness. A perfectly drinkable beer, just dissapointed right at the end. SpringsLicker (3642) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2005 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam
Copper body with a fleeting white head.
Slight hop aroma that is mirrored in the dry hop bite of the flavor. A bit off style, lacking a good malty backbone, but there are no real problems with this beer other than style.