Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017 hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
i really tried to keep an open mind with this beer but in the end i didn't like it too much. I think that in an attempt to create a hoppy flavor they ended up with a salty beer that lacked any other real flavour.
From Oct 2007
This pours from 12oz bottle a clear amber gold with a large head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer and it has some lacing.
The smell is malty and slightly fruity.
The taste has notes of sweet malt and grain and it has some hoppiness near and through the finish...hmmm. Pretty weird tasting for the style and the more sips I take the less I like what is going on here. It *has* to be the over abundance of sweetness that is making me enjoy this brew less than it could. The body and carbonation are medium which is nice but I just can't get into the flavours. I'll probably not buy this again but keep on experimenting A-B. BeerRenter76 (1053) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
This was my least favorite out of the craft beer sampler case. First the aroma was like an old pilsner with metallic hints. Unfortuneatly the taste was pretty similar to the aroma. Overall this wasn’t a good beer and i wont purchase it again. Originally rated on 11/28/08 generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
The head is has a slightly off white color and it builds up thick and foamy. It slowly fades down to a wispy thin layer that just hangs on until the end. There is very little lacing to speak of. The body has a light golden amber color with very good clarity. Its aroma is light and has a sweet grainy character with a very mild hop presence. The flavor has a simple light grain and mild sweetness with a good balance of earthy and floaral hops. The texture is smooth and slightly slick with mild carbonation. Its body is about medium. Shanebrews (298) - Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
The word that most describes Michelob Marzen is ’balance’. The beer displays everything expected from the style without being exceptional at anything. It is very smooth, a little hoppy, and pleasant and drinkable. Lemke10 (996) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
This Marzen from Michelob is a good place to start if you’re looking to try an Oktoberfest beer. It pours a medium amber color with a semi-weak scent of spices. Upon tasting it has a mild taste of spices like clove and cinnamon that drinks rather smooth. This beer would greatly be improved with a little more texture and spices. Not one to rave about, but it is decent.
edgallow (4619) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
12 oz bottle pours yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste of caramel malts. Pretty basic beer. jcweaver (770) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a nice off-white head. Aroma of off malts with hints of caramel and grain. Thin and watery a slight sweet malt flavor. Metallic finish like most A-B products with a hint of grass/hay. Not horrible but not much to like.
seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear copper color with creamy white head which quickly dissipated, no lace. Faint aromas of rich German malt, noble hops and fruity fermentation. Flavor was malty-sweet balanced by hops bitterness and perhaps some roasted barley. Flavor hinted at bread, toast, brown sugar, toffee. Light body and somewhat watery mouthfeel, dry lager finish. Not as much body, complexity, or alcohol as a true Oktoberfest/Märzen, but still tasty. Probably one of Anheuser Busch’s better offerings. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear pale yellow with a film of thin bubbles. Nose of socks, apples and grain. Taste of sweat, butter, and apples. Crisp carbonation with an odd/bad linger. rougeau13 (3276) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Clear amberish with a small head and an aroma of light caramel malt and the taste of a caramel malt (as opposed to adjuncts) budweiser. Thin bodied. Basically a serviceable macro.