DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
The old college try at a Marzen for Augie. Some malt and slightly sweet flavor, with a fairly smooth finish. Acceptable. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Eh, I have grown tired of trying the Mich beers in hopes that they actually brew a good one. I give up. malty on the nose and very malty with some sweetness. Pretty damn bland. Not one I will try again. marcus (10871) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
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. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Nice pour, good color, good aroma, and a pretty good flavor. Malty sweetness is a little weak with a bitterness that is a bit too present for me, typical American hopped up Oktoberfest! SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Balloons .... Smells of rust and metal at first, then some faint malt smells later as it warms .... lacing is quite impressive ... head is decent, but for a marzen a bit low ... a smooth drinking brew but lacks direction ... Not painful to drink but at the low price($5.88 a sixer), can be seen as a decent beer...
PorterPounder (8363) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Bought as part of a 18 bottle sampler pack which also included 2 Michelob etched glasses and some recipes - not a bad deal. Very light copper appearance, thin, white fizzy head. No real detectable aroma. Detect a slight caramel flavor - decent balance of hops and malt. Nothing offending here or overly redeeming - but a decent departure from regular Michelob. Has a bit of a metallic finish. FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours medium brown color with no head to speak of. There is a faint malty aroma. The flavor is mildly malty, nutty, and lightly hoppy. There is a bit of a malt aftertaste. Medium body. Somewhat bland but not a terrible attempt considering the source. Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, husks, cookie), trace hops (flowers), with light notes of alcohol, chemicals, and DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic.
Very grainy and metallic, with almost no appealing elements in the aroma. Strykzone (7800) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Quite a nice bee and better than I expected . Aroma has hints of raisen and apples. Pleasant. It has a nice clean appearance that is typical of Mich products. Lightly amber and very little head. Nice flavor of fruit and some spices. Macro brewer or not, this was a nice beer. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottled, born on 8/10/07. Poured clear medium amber with a short cap of off-white head.. nice color to it. The aroma picked up artificially-sweetened, lightly-toasted caramel malts.. sweet, simple, and artificial, but pleasant. The flavor lost a step, probably 2 with some sweet maltage at the core (not really caramel or otherwise identifiable).. faint fruits and mild herbal bitterness in there, too. Light-bodied with lively carbonation.. too much artificial sweetener and unnecessary sharpness especially on the back-end. Drinkable, but not very good.