obxdude10 (2378) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Sampled at the King of Prussia location, not all that great of a Marzen-style beer in that the hops were way too overpowering, lots of hops all over the place in this beer, overpowering in the nose & finish, but worse yet in the flavors, this was more like an American-style pale ale, copper in color with a very light & thin off-white head, minimal lacing around the glass, just a hint of malt in the flavors but not enough for the style, a very disappointing beer Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - SEP 15, 2006
tap at the s. denver location.it was free for the first half hour of the tapping, so i drank a lot of it. poured a red orange color with a decent white head. aroma brings oranges, malt(words are not coming easy, don’t know how to expand on this). a bit of flower garden in the aroma also. taste is at first sweet with some sulphur notes, some taffy flavor, a bit of karo syrup, caramel, and a bit husky with some burnt notes in there too. a bit drier in the finish then i was expecting. an easy drinker. i like, easy to drink sit and drink 4 of in half an hour. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Sample at the Chicago location. Quite clear gold-copper, little head retention, touch of lace...very sweet, malty nose, honey mostly with little robust roasty/smoky character...flavor much more interesting, though sweet and syrupy dominates the mouthfeel, a bit of acerbic character comes in later, charred would and light dry herbal hops. OK. steview (1088) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
San Diego / sweet, malty flow. it actually reminded me of Dead Guy. bubblegum, toast, orange citrus, slight banana, little to no spice. not that complex, but pretty smooth. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Tap in Denver. Pours a rich amber with a sweet, sugary malt aroma. Flavor is a sweet bitterness like an English Ale with sugar. Palate is a bit watery. Good Oktoberfest.
Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Denver willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Medium brown colour. Light toffee, heavily fruity aroma. Slightly caramelly flavour, again fairly estery in character. Apricot, red grapes...lager?
09.29.05 Tap at Denver brewpub. Clear amber. Fruity grain, not toasty. Pretty sweet with a long finish. Doesn’t display that salted breadiness I look for. Ernest (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Draught, Rock Bottom, Westminster. MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Head is fully diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Sampled at Rock Bottom Denver during GABF 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2005
tan/amber color rocky white head well laced. Smell is light weak hop and some toffee. Palate is smooth and well coated. Flavor has a touch of smoke to it and a toffee malt and a pice of wheat. I don’t like it
Chicago location. The beer is a glowing amber body with a thin white head. The aroma is almost non-existent. The flavor is nicely marzen. Sweet Vienna malts, caramel, touch of starchy fruits like plantains. I’m not a "fest" fan, but this is good. The palate has some carbonation/effervescent qualities.