RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A full bodied fest beer, amber colored, very smooth, Original Gravity: 13.5, made from a variety of roasted malts, 2-row pilsner malt and imported Hallertau hops. One of Michael Jackson’s 24 favorite American beers.

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MrBunn (2841) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle. Pour is a coppery color that is getting on to brownish. Pretty high initial head, but dies down leaving little more than a bubbly film on the surface. Aromas are sweet and grainy: butterscotch and bread dough. Flavor is about the same with a little bit more of a complexity to the sweetness through the addition of honey and sweet date flavors. Still, comes off as thin... with malt presence not providing quite enough umph to finish well.

santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2008
On tap at the Coney. Cloudy amber with nice beige head. Butterscotch diacytel (sp?) aroma. Semi-sweet with grainy, bready, and rubbery notes. Sulfuric, rotten milk taste. Thin, rubbery, and plastic. Hmm..

Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
On draft. Pours a clear burnt amber color with a 1-finger white head. Strong malt aroma with some caramel and raisins. Taste is very sweet with some fig and caramel. Not really any bitterness to speak of.

grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange copper pour with a medium white head. Very sweet malty aroma. Not very good on the tounge though, not one of the best marzens.

Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2008
12oz bottle pours a deep clear copper with thin to weak tan head. It has that nice Marzen, to me, aroma with malt sweetness having a caramel note and Munich to grainy maltiness with a hint of prunes. Overall the nose is on the light side. The taste is both grainy Munich malts and sweeter malts along with roasted malts and faint caramel. I also get a small bite from vague hop bitterness. I even get chocolate malts too. There are roasted malt notes that really linger deep into the after taste.

gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle. A cloudy, foggy, reddish amber pour. Tons of sediment floating around in the entire glass. Inescapable. Perhaps a pencil’s width of foamy creamy persistent head. Basically no lacing at all. Aroma is a tinge of acidic malts with slight chocolate notes. Flavor is tangy malts and distant chocolate and caramel. Pretty muted flavor. Watery mouthfeel. Soft and creamy on the back of the tongue. Not really too great, but somewhat drinkable at least.

AcctError2896 (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
I was not big on this beer...maybe I had a bad bottle, but this tasted a little stale. I will have to re-rate later on.

goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
I just wanted to cry. Very acidic and sour aroma anf flavor. The was some malt in there. Ashey and dirty taste. Light body.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Penn Marzen
Date: 05/16/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: clear amber, wispy beige head,
Aroma: bready aroma with a spicy edge and an ass funk,
Flavor: tart and vinagery flavor, light bitterness,

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 3/20
Rating: 1.4/5.0
Drinkability: 1/10
Score: -/4

Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2007
THOUGHTS: Not a style I normally drink. I really don’t lie Octoverfests wither but this wasn’t too bad. Malty and not as bitter as I would have thought, coming from Penn. Not much of a fan of Penn either except for the St. Nick Bock, but this definitely exceeded my expectations. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a spaqrkling, medium amber with a small, off-white head that mostlry diminished and left a tiny bit of lacing. The aroma was moderate caramel malt and light grassy hops and maybe some tobacco. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and sour, while the finish was heavily sweet and light to moderately bitter. The body was light to medium and dry with soft carbonation and a metallic finish.

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