rdixon77 (2832) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Pretty solid marzen. Copper colored. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma. Some spicy hops come through in taste, but dominated but sweet and bready malts. Easy drinking. bubblehouse (1531) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2015
It is good and easy to drink but its nothing special. Still a descent marzen but wouldn’t go out of my way for it. tillmac62 (734) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2015
BOD 7/7/15. Pours a clear medium amber. Very good (for a lager) head volume, lacing and retention.
Very light nose of biscuit with caramel notes.
Heavy light body that is somewhat smooth. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a finely bubbled burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is good. Reasonable intensity, lacks complexity but is very well balanced. It begins with a toasty biscuit that is more cracker than sweet. The middle brings an extremely light hop flavor (herbal) and bitterness. A brief hint of caramel emerges at the start of the finish. The finish is semi-dry and a herbal hop note lingers.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2008
smooth body, light refreshing palate, light complexity but in the finish the light malt character comes thru,l a good sessionable grab, but nothing too special lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle in trade from ROBORB. Thanks man. Pours an orange amber color with a light beige head. Smell is slightly dusty and earthy hops. Not malty in the way I would expect and almost is like its spiced or bretty and lightly funky. Taste is lightly hoppy with a biscuity dusty malt to it and some definite but light tartness and lager yeast flavor. Some lingering sweetness in the end. Medium to thin body and normal carbonation. A bit strange.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Date: October 17, 2008
Appearance: clear copper, frothy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: bready malt aroma with lots of earthyness
Flavor: dry bready malt flavor, lots of earthyness to keep it dry
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Bottle (12oz) -- courtesy of MrFacto. Pours a slightly hazy orange-gold with a quickly diminishing small white head. Mild aroma is bready, malty and fruity. Flavour of malt, slightly toasty and fruity along with very light spicy hops and a light bitter finish -- simple yet pleasant to drink. Average bodied. Nothing great just simply a good beer. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color. The head was thin and white. Smelled of hay, subdued noble hops, and sweet cream. Light to medium bodied. Delicately sweet up front with a dryish finish. I tasted hay, bitter earthy leaves, and a hint of toffee. zizzybalubba (1869) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2009
On tap at Coasters. Copper pour with a very thin white head. Aroma of light caramel malt and soap. Toffee and caramel sweetness as well as light floral hops. Slightly bitter aftertaste, although nothing unpleasant. Not really one of my favorite styles but good for what it is. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle… Clear amber lager with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. Biscuity, caramelized, toffee nose with a hint of acetaldehyde. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. Well-balanced. Malty caramel sweetness balanced by spicy hop bitterness. Crisp, lightly bitter finish.