dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another solid Paulaner effort. Sweet malts reflect a toffee caramel flavour. The pour is an unambitious amber colour. Trace bubbles and carbonation. Not as good as salvator, but good.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Distinctly amber color, clear, with creamy, frothy head. Rich aromas abound, with spicy, herbal, vegetal notes, some floral hints, too. Great, even perfect blance here, malt and hops are evenly matched. Sweet toffee notes on the palate, terrific tasting, and smooth drinking.
I recall a print ad where a cartoon duck embraces a bottle to declare "we go great together". This probably matches any meal well. Quite nice.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 Draft at Yeoman’s Road Pub in Tampa. Light amber color. Malty and slightly sweet smelling. Very malty and slightly spiced almost creamy taste. Highly drinkable and tasty.
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2004 Total Score: 3.5
From a bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub in Tampa. Smelled of warmed caramel and malts. Poured a rich amber color. tasted like buttery caramel and toffee with ample carbonation mixed in.
Little alcohol flavor. reminded me a little of Frankenheim Alt
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange color with a medium white head. Fruity malt aroma with some hints of nutmeg and hops. Fairly sweet and malty, with a nie caramel note. Light hoppy bitter finish. Solid marzen
UNCCTF (557) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. This bitters slightly in the end, but is otherwise a fairly forgettable brew that is VERY sweet throughout. I’m not a huge marzen fan anyway, but this isn’t bad for the style, and it's very smooth and easy to drink.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Crystal clear bright amber pour with a tiny white head. Nice caramelly malt beer with just enough hop bitterness to make it easy drinking. Dry enough finish to keep it refreshing. Very clean malt flavors with a little breadiness. Thin but creamy mouthfeel. This beer is well done and perfect for the style. And you can buy it all year. A malthead chuggers dream. I could drink this all night.(until I pass out, of course)
raymow (1514) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color and more or less standard marzen/oktoberfest flavor (which is a good thing as this style is one of my favorites). Overall, a pretty good beer.
TheBeerGod (6127) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium bronze with a tan head. Nose is richly malted with a buttered biscuit hint. Some notes of caramel as well. Taste is mildly hopped but it carries a nice, crisp, but sweetened malt and hop flavor. There’s a pleasantness about the malt that appeals to me. I could easily drink lots of this. Palate was nicely rounded. Sure it’s not that thick but it shouldn’t be. Pleasant sensation on the palate while being light enough to still be very drinkable. Finish is more rich malts and some bready notes. Good beer!
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a medium size white head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of
hops. Flavor is mostly malt with a bit of hop bitterness. Palate was a little thin
and light bodied. Slight metallic aftertaste.
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber color. Has a fruity sweet aroma. Mild fruity flavor with a hint of spice going on as well. Finish seems a little watery.