nearbeer (5604) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 355 ml. Clear copper with a small head that disappears. Nose is faint but has notes of spicy wood, earthy molasses and marshmallow. Flavor is woody molasses, grilled corn, some sourish fruit, and slight pepper, all with some toasted-nut malt holding it up. Palate is light-medium, dryish, and very tingly on the tongue. Pretty good marzen. Dacrza (1035) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Medium average brown body with a thin, even off-white head...light malt presence; otherwise, not worth noting....swift, slightly alcoholic streak to the back of the throat...medium flavor of nut (?) and malt...smooth and unobtrusive overall...a serviceable lager that holds a bit back and offers a VERY drinkable late summer substance--one of Mendocino’s better, though as with all their beers, this exhibits a reserved character. gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Poured a clear copper amber color with about a 1 inch tan head. There were some carbonation bubbles visibly rising in the glass. There was a nice sweet maly aroma to the beer. There was a smooth mellow flavor, just a touch sweet and a mild bite on the finish. This was a very good drinking beer, very smooth, nice flavor and not filling. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Pours a glowing dark red/amber with a medium off-white frothy head. Rich toasty malt aroma, light grassy hops, some spicy cinnamon. Flavor is not quite as interesting, alcohol is immediately apparent, some lovely toasted malt and cinnamon, but also some bland typical american lager characteristics mixed in, crystal and caramel malts. Similar to a lighter version of Capital’s Autumal Fire. Medium body with softer soda carbonation. Really pretty good stuff... JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
Deep amber beer, thin white head. Aroma is sweet and lightly toasty and malty wit abit of herbal spicy hops. Pretty nice balanced. Sweet but not sticky. Biscuity with lots of chewy munich malts. Pretty solid interpretation.
PorterPounder (8286) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange pour with a thin white head that dissipates quickly - very autumn looking. Sweet aroma, with some sweet molasses and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet as well with some brief hints caramel, pumpkin, and molasses. Smooth, clean mouthfeel. Pretty solid. GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Nice auburn color with malty nose. Flavor is rich maltiness. A bit on the heavy side for an O’fest, but a nice beer all the same Stellaaaa (270) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Pours a clear amber with a thick white head. This beer has a faint aroma of grapefruitty hops and malt. The taste, likewise, is of fairly bland malt with a hint of grapefruit and plain old hops bitterness. It’s pretty balanced and overall a good beer, but there’s nothing particularly exceptional about this beer. thegreenrooster (4558) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Pour is a brown with almost no head at all. Aroma is deffinatly malts with some fruitness and a nice hop quality. Flavor is bready malts with some more of the earthy hop quality. Probably the most hoppy marzen i have had in awhile. Not bad for this brewer. vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Pours copper / bronze with a moderate off-white head. The aroma is a little rich, but has some dryness, caramel malt, floral traits and almost an autumn leafiness ~ that sounds odd but its just what it reminded me of. Medium / thin body with some sharp carbonation. The flavors starts with dry caramel, woody traits and a leafy dryness. The finish has an even more earthy presence. A decent oktoberfest.