bhensonb (14748) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a real discount store. Pours amber with a creamy light beige head. Medium caramel aroma. Med body. Flavor is rather toffee, perhaps with a touch of diacetyl. There’s some decent noble hop bitter. It actually has some bitter in the finish.
marcus (9826) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear amber with a thick white head and a light malt aroma. There is a thin toffee flavor with a slightly harsh bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of Mora2000. Bright amber color/ ivory head. Mild grainy yeasty bready malt aromas. Lightly sweet, mild grainy pale malt flavors--and not much else.
wlajwl (6192) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
No where near an authentic Octoberfest. A dark lager that isn’t horrible, but could be a lot better considering the amount of money that, could, be spent brewing it.
bu11zeye (13011) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of earth, grass, and faint citrus. Subtle flavor of earth and straw. Essentially, not a far strech from some tap water.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The beer pours a very light amber color with a white head. Definitely lighter than a lot of other beers in this style. The aroma is grain and grassy hops, nothing like I expected.
The flavor is also not what I expected. I get a lot of grain notes, as well as some lighter malts and grassy hops. I don’t get any of the caramel and toffee that I expect in marzen beers.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Michelob makes some decent pseudo-craft beers, this is not one of them.
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to mora20000, light brown amber color with a corny fruit and caramel aroma and flavor
Cavie (4553) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy Mora2000. Dark orange color with very light carbonation. Aroma is light and faint. A hint of malts but there isn’t much there. Flavor is faint malts, light and dry. Meh.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer pours a medium amber with a thin white head. The aromas are bread, nuts. The mouthfeel is watery and sweet. Cheers!
ronaldtheriot (1879) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Michelob Marzen has a thick, off-white head and a clear, copper appearance. Carbonation is medium. The aroma is almost neutral, and the taste is very mild and light with some slight hop spiciness. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Michelob Marzen finishes refreshing. This is not a particularly exciting beer, but it is enjoyable enough.