beer_rookie (491) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color. Good two finger head, beigey color. Okay retention, okay lacing. Looks like it should.
Aroma is well....malty. It is malty. Malty...check. One user mentioned raw pumpkin, and I’ll agree to that. But there is a touch of toffee and brown sugar in there, but that’s reaching.
Taste is sweet and malty. Toffee, brown sugar, medium roasted malts. Buttered toast.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied. So smooth, and drinkable. Such a remarkable finish. Yeah, that’s a good finish.
Overall, this is a good marzen. A lot of brewers try to play around with the style, and it seems they usually fail. But this one is a classic, and it’s good, and it’s well done. I’d recommend this, and I’d buy it again.
thegreenrooster (4183) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is on ok malty bread with some caramel notes. Flavor is more of some light bready malt with a little sweetness on the back end. Decent but nothing spectacular as the malt is there but a bit too light for my liking.
vyvvy (6121) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours light amber with an off white head. The aroma had rich malt, nuttiness, toffee and full caramel. It has a medium body with light carbonation. The taste is like the aroma with lots of lager smoothness, spice and some mush. Decent.
edgallow (3932) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, and nutty. Taste is nutty, toasted grain and some caramel.
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Sudwerk Dock Store. Clear amber colored beer with a finger of white foam. Bread, toast, and biscuit malt aromas. There’s a light spice and leafy, floral hop quality to it, too. Maybe a touch earthy in terms of the flavor. Light bitterness, some sweet malt, and a touch of orange peel. Maybe a very subtle acidity. Decent enough.
J_man (960) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much in the aroma other than what seems like raw pumpkin. Slightly murky orange amber color with a small bubbly white head. Flavor is toasted wood and some more very slightly vegetal gourd. There’s a light sugary sweetness that seems separated from the rest of the flavor that finally resolves into more of a caramel sweetness. Hops are evident but also seem strangely disconnected from the rest of the flavor. Finishes a bit watery with lasting bitterness and some sweetness. There’s very little here that reminds me of a Marzen. My label looks different from the photo here, so it makes me wonder if this is a different/new version. Although this seems to be a somewhat disjointed beer, it’s not bad overall. I’d like to try this fresh from the brewery to see if this one’s just off since Sudwerk is a find brewery.
bytemesis (7570) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear Amber, small off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is Bready, caramel, grass. Flavor is fairly sweet, malty, hints of cardboard, light bitterness, a tad sour, lemon. Medium light body. Meh.
tightslice (1140) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Evernote. Malts up front with a nutty finish... there’s something in the mid-palate that’s bitter / herbal that I didn’t care for, otherwise pretty good especially the finish.
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Nose of yeast with some toast. Taste of light caramel, molasses and bread. Very smooth and a bit sweet. No floral or citrus hops here. Slight bitterness is dominated by a rich, smooth malt. Soft carbonation. Easy to drink and very satisfying. One was definitely not enough...
Travlr (22888) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear bright amber color, medium fluffy white head with decent retention. Aroma of granola. Taste is toasted biscuit. Tasty.