SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle: Poured a golden color with lots of bubbles, the head was an off white. Aroma is musty. The taste is dry and very bitter. subcell (96) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
This beer was something I tried years ago. I do remembering the beer as I kept the bottle. Honestly one of the best fest beers I have had. Very tasty. REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2008
A good beer, although not up there with hefeweisens. Dry and malty, although not too much. People I work with brag a little TOO much about this stuff. It’s good, but not THAT good. yespr (45437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow to orange with a lacing white head. Mild sweet corn aroma. Flavour is mild cardboardish with a mild caramel note and a decent bitterness. Medium dry finish. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of MoritzF. Pours a clear golden with a lacing off-white head. Rather solid malt aroma. Medium-bodied, solid malt base with some floral notes. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. 030608
Cylong72 (2) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2008 does not count
Seems like everyone else has it pretty straight on the taste, smell, and look all revealing about the same, sweet, flavorful, and looks great. What I have failed to read is; I have had my share of 1878 at both room temperature as well as chilled and it goes down smooth either way. Which I personnaly have used to rank my beers.If you can drink it warm and still enjoy it, it is a great beer. Granted yes I prefer a nice chilled bottle after a good days work or even yet on a nice hot day picnicing, however, if I do happen to grab a bottle that has been sitting out it still tastes good. Try to say that about our Coors Light or Bud Products. No competition. Hinez57 (253) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Thanks to my world traveling co-worker Bill for this nice brew! Mmmm nose is nice bready with a little hop spice coming through. Looks great in the glass with pale color and nice white foam. Doesn’t disappoint in flavor which is malty and wheaty. While not as strong as the aroma would suggest, a bit of floral and spice is apparent, very subdued. Nice mouthfeel. Overall a rally nice beer. I’m not sure how this fits into the Marzen category, thinking it’s a bit light in color but otherwise okay. A very nice very very drinkable brew. Schlante!
Have Lazy Magnolia Bottles to trade. firstname.lastname@example.org thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Pours a mid-golden color. Thick white head. Aroma is sweet, slightly malty. Taste is smooth and flavorful. Malty, but balanced and sweet, but not too sweet. Slightly bitter, but not too bitter. A Generally tastey Marzen. Better than any I’ve had in the State thus far though. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 1, 2007
500ml fliptop bottle: pours clear deep golden yellow witha coupe inches of white head. Mild herbal hop aroma with a bit of wet cardboard. Flavor is full with hops, some apple, and some wet cardboard. Flavors intensifed as it warmed up. Decent beer but nothing worth seeking out. RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Just brought this back from my trip to Germany.
Pours a very clear bronze with a one and a half finger head that fades slowly to a thick layer of foam, leaving behind a thick sheet of lace. Unfortunately, the head completely fades away after a little while.
Smell; somewhat grainy and malty, with some hints of apples. There’s also some hints of hops in there, but not real strong.
Taste; I’m not a huge Pils fan, but this actually tastes pretty darn good. This has a fairly strong graininess to it that I find appealing. The apples that I noticed in the aroma come out a touch more strongly in the flavor as well as a little hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, which is thicker than I would have expected from a Pils, and pretty darn drinkble.