jonas (7994) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle. Sweet aromatic nose, some honey. Orange amber, golden head, low carbonation. Honeyish malt base, some apples/pears, aromatic hops, herbal retronasal. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice. AirForceHops (7702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Paid $3.99 for a 500ml bottle 5.1% @ Nikki’s Liquors, Providence, R.I. Lager glass shows a golden /orange color with thin soapy head that laces. Nose is sweet grain and caramel malt. Toasted cereal and grain flavors with a creamy texture. Nice balance between bitter and sweet. Really easy to drink. Nothing complex yet I wonder why the ratings aren’t a bit higher. Sometimes it’s hard to find fresh imports, maybe that’s the reason. I enjoyed this brew. McTapps (6966) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from bio supermarket in Forchheim. The beer has got a deep amber colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and barley. Taste of light malt, barley, bread, mild herbs, caramel and leaves. Hints of nuts and spices. Easy drinkable and good, just a solid beer. Patrickctenchi (6693) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bubbly, cloudy brown-orange with a small, off-white head.
Caramel, dry grass/hay scent.
Taste is slightly dusty, creamy caramel....
stale bread notes.
OK. obguthr (6595) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Honey and hazelnut nose. Cloudy amber, thick head, minimal lacing. Pecan with honey underneath. Tasty and sessionable.
MichaelAwesome (6545) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2014
Endlich wieder mal ein sehr malzbetontes Bier, das waermt, mildherb im Geschmack daherkommt und dennoch erfrischend wirkt, ohne pappig zu werden. Kurz vom Kippen in Malzig-Unangenehme bricht es ab und endet mild bis sueffig. Echt fein. nuplastikk (6420) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2014
500ml bottle. Unfiltered orange-brown body. Creamy, steady off-white head. Not so impressive caramel aroma. A real easy going beer...I certainly wouldn’t designated this as a Marzen, maybe just as much a Heller Bock or somewhere between. A touch of vanilla, cream. Unique and tasty. TimE (6076) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2007
This is for the Winter Festbier, which I assume is the same beer.
Light amber color, cracked wheat, toasted malt nose with bit of wininess and chocolate. Mouth is smooth and malty with lots of toasted notes. Nice Aurelius (5500) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2014
New Leaf Market. 500 mL europint, sad sack snowman on the label. Almost clear maple gold; fluffy, short white head. Sweet, bocky-malty aroma with some dark syrup. Sweetish, modestly bittered, rather bland. Watery mouthfeel, loses effervescence. Starchy, straw finish with some dark syrup tones. This came off as dilute marzen or bock. Disappointing. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Undated 500 ml bottle served in a pint glass.
Pours medium amber with a creamy and fairly durable head.
Aroma is not appealing and probably reflects a beer not at its prime.
Buttery taste is not too bad but also reflects a beer not at its prime.
Medium body and carbonation.