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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beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
Overall a nice tasting beer.Pours a beautiful dark copper color.Caramel smell . I loved this beer the first time i tried it at the brewery but what hurts this beer not for me but other people is the alcohol,4.5%. People are looking for real strong alcoholic beers.Try this beer and you will not be disappointed.

NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2006
UPDATED: APR 10, 2006 12 oz bottle from Beer World of Largo <P> The aroma presents grassy hops and loads mild caramel malt as it warms. Rich amber in color with a perfect thumb thick, quite lasting, creamy white head. The sweet fore is smooth with malts and even some mild nutty notes and a bit of toffee throw in. Very lively, tongue tickling carbonation. It’s pretty damn tasty and has a great feel to it. Damn nice beer.

SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2006
From tap @ Penn Brewery

Poured a dark copper with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma sweet caramel. Flavor malty, with sweet caramel notes, and toasted nuts. I picked up a ever so slight hop character in the finish as it warmed. Carbonation good. Medium bodied. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Draft Pours a clear amber with decent off white head. Aroma of sweet nutty carmel. Taste is mild and smooth. A real nice mix of malts and hops. Light bodied but solid. Good carbonation and a refreshing palete. A nice light aftertaste. A very refreshing beer.

matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Pours a beautiful bronze body and a tall light khaki head. The aroma comes across with a lovely earthiness. Flavor brings some toasted and buttered all-grain breads, some toffee, a nice rounded nuttiness with a gist of smoke; all followed by suggestions of lemongrass and a mildly bitter doughyness. The body is medium and leaves the lips lightly sticky… Overall, not a beer that has infinite character, yet it’s one of the most authentic Marzens I’ve ever had!

harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2006
This is one of the biggest surprises I have had from this type of style. This is so well balanced, the aroma has some great caramel and toffee flavors and that follows right through into the flavor profile.

DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 25, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Belmont Station in Portland, OR) This actually reminds me of Spaten Oktoberfest, which for me is a good thing because it’s one of my favorite Oktoberfest beers. This beer’s aroma of worty and caramely maltiness easily captures my attention and makes me eager to see if the flavor can match up. Perhaps less boldly flavorful than I hoped, it is still a fairly tasty offering, the caramely maltiness being the dominant flavor, though I’m still reminded of the worty maltiness typical in German Oktoberfests. Bitterness is very light, but the sweetness is moderate, and that’s the one component of the flavor I consider a negative. Body is medium with a solid carbonation. The color is a lovely deep ruddy amber and with good clarity, the carbonation bubbles are easily visible. The off-white head only pours to maybe half an inch and soon fades to a small ring. Overall, this isn’t an outstanding Oktoberfest beer, but I certainly found it quite enjoyable. Except for the hideous label, wow, the neon colors are downright garish.

JFGrind (2064) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
No nonsense straight forward Marzen. Light bitterness, caramel malts and sweetness are all in this brew. Label was a bit cheesy, but for two bucks a bottle at Old Chicago in Trevose how could I complain.

gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2005
"One of Michael Jackson’s 24 favorite American beers." Thats quite reaasuring. But seriously this beer is quality. Being a Pittsburgher i hold Penn Brewery to a high standard and they meet it with this caramel toned concoction. Good malts and a fine finish. MMM Happy St. Mardiricks.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Bottle: Hazy amber, some sediment, small foamy off-white head, spotty lacing, lively carbonation.   Malty nose, slightly bready and biscuity.   Malty, slightly nutty, soft, smooth on the tongue.   Seems a tad thin on the palate tho.   Well balanced, minor hop presense.   Enjoyable, but perhaps a bit too light.   Thanks Bill!

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