rougeau13 (2725) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sugar Land Saucer. Clear brownish-amber with an off-white head. Toasty, nutty, sweetish caramel aroma and rich malty taste with what seems to be a relatively high abv for the style. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty good marzen.
Cavie (4431) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pleasant appearance, clear, amber. Light floral aroma, some bready notes but subtle. Not as heavy as other marzens, but not quite as light as a festbier.
onceblind (8450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear slightly darker golden under a thin white cap. Doughy Vienna malt and a kiss of grainy toffee on the nose. Smooth and bright body that has a pleasant noble grassy hop pop on the start, Vienna malt doughiness and a dry lagery finish.
bytemesis (7610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear pale amber, small off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma is roasted grain, a bit nutty, toast, noble hops. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, toast & noble hops, light floral note. Light plus body.
crossovert (12008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Seems to be the official seasonal at the houston airport. Pours amber. Aroma is weak for now ice cold. Flavor is interesting. Has a definite linknwith malt lquor. Very perfumey exaggerated booze character. Some noble hops and caramal beneath but this is basic. Its too cold. Gonna have to switch to booze
Andrew196 (1673) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2016 Draft at Shepherd Park - not a fan of the style but this one worked for me. Light copper pour, off white head. Has a nice crispness to it... Caramel, Apple, earthiness, sweet breadiness, but a neat little bit of hop freshness on the tongue separated it for me. Traces of mint. Wasn’t the typical, bitter, flat, earthy version of the style.
bigben873 (220) - Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice medium amber, but definitely on the marzen side, lighter than I prefer my oktoberfest beers.
sjohnny (565) - - OCT 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey and dough aroma. Effervescent clear dark gold with a bright white quick fading foamy head. Crisp. Earthy. Honey sweet with a slight crispness at the end. Nice medium bodied. Easy drinking.
UnicornBrewing (10) - - SEP 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Karbachtoberfest – picked up while leaving phone at HEB, cut shift short, heading to Lee Scratch Perry in a hurry. Didn’t want to go back for it, trust the town enough to know it will be returned when someone eventually finds it in the cart, after some rain.Pulled over for paper tag, asked if I had any marijuana after stating destination was reggae show. Just a fan of the music. Foam sounds a lot like all the rain we’ve been having, dancable and cooling. Proudly gold color right on time with Olympics. Foam thick and billowing like a washing machine tinged with dish soap. Rich and smooth like someone a Kardashian would fall for. Crispy and thirst quenching like lettuce. Sweet as German fashion model whose greatest vice is chocolates.
Scopey (13560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewery. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The aroma is soft, sweet, spicy, ginger, cereal, toasted grain, candy, toffee and a touch of bubblegum. The taste is dry, bitter, toasted grain, grassy, brown bread, dull caramel, cereal and light spice with a dry finish. Light - medium body and fine carbonation. I wouldn’t call this a typical example of the style, but it’s a decent enough whatever it is.
gkeh (463) - Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden caramel pour, small head. Aroma is some spicy notes overlaying a caramel malt undertone. Nice.