harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Best by: 29OCT11
A: pours a orange hued brown ale with near excellent clarity and a transient light beige head. A speckled mirror sheen remains outlined by foam. No lace.
S: smells like grain and some alcohol surprisingly. A hint of floral tones.
T: sweet, nutty, oxidized. Not too impressive. Should have some sweetness here.
M: medium bodied with light carb.
O: not privy to this one. I like marzen, but this was over oxidized.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2011 kevinator (2860) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Good piney aroma. Golden copper color with a white head. Crisp and clean palate. Not too heavy. Flavors were hoppy with a strong bitterness that lasted. Decent malt backbone but not much sweetness. Easy to drink and surprisingly good. Goes well with food. UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Moderate malty aromas. Initial flavor light sweet w/ a sharp bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are caramel and lemon.
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Location: Draft at Ginger Man, Houston, 10/8/13
alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Aroma: It has a clean, grainy malt nose, with some caramel, and light hop notes
Appearance: This one pours a clear caramel color with a small head and some spotty lace
Flavor: It also has a clean, malty flavor, it is light-mid sweet, and has a mild bitterness
Palate: This is an easy drinking beer, with a clean feel, average carbonation, and an okay finish
Overall, clean seems to be the underlying theme of this beer. I thought this was a decent example of the style. I really wanted to score this higher, but I just couldn’t find a good reason to do so.
A nice looking marzen, deep orange and perfectly clear, with a good light orange head.
Aroma and flavor are complete malt bombs, perfect for an octoberfest beer. Tastes like they went heavy on the Munich malt, perhaps my favorite of all malts. Hops provide bitterness to balance and a bit of crispness, but aren’t the stand-out for this one, only a balancer.
Easy drinking body and clean lager crispness make this a very tasty october treat. As usual, I am not disappointed in any way when I pick up RABC beers.
ttoadee (1659) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Nice dark amber, thin off white head. Nose is caramel & citrus. Bittersweet. Middle is figs. Finish is bready and a little hoppy. TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
This is a really enjoyable beer that showcases the potential of lager. Beer pours cloudy, reddish amber in color with a nice thick, totally retained beige colored head. Aromas of caramel and hay are present. Taste is mostly sweet with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Prost! Pershing (594) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Clear orange with a good amount of visual carbonation. The head is thin and off white. Aroma of sweet malt. Smooth lager taste with some spritz from the carbonation. Not as malty as others. Nice clean finish and the feeling of wanting more. docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 Very nice Oktoberfest. Malty brew was especially good fresh. Perfect for this time of year Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Aroma of hay and grass. The color is amber and the look is cloudy with a frothy white head. This one has a sweet taste. With a medium body, and a creamy texture, the finish is long and sweet. This a satisfying malty brew to enjoy in the fall.