tnkw01 (1854) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle. Sodium amber color. Aroma is caramel, grains. Taste is caramel, but not too sweet and grains. Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a clear light amber color with a slight head. The aroma is sour apple the taste is a slight bitterness with black licorice overtones Iphonephan (7475) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a hazy amber with an ecru head. Flavors of caramel. Medium bodied. Slight bitter finish. BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from bottle into shaker. Pours a reddish gold color with a 1 finger head which rapidly reduces to a skim. Aroma - lots of malt on the nose, some spiciness from the hops. Taste - lots of caramel initially, then some biscuit notes, a touch spicy, goes back to a nice caramelly finish. Nicely carbonated, with good finish and really pretty clean. This is a really nice marzen. Emeister84 (2652) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Aromas of toast, dried fruit, caramel. Clear ruby with a somewhat lasting off-white head. Dry, toasty. Light-medium bodied, clean.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Very good Marzen. Great autumn color and smell of bread and sweets. Taste was malty but well balanced. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 22, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-29-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a reddish-mahogany color with tiny off white head. The head fades almost instantly leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is sweet of a brown caramel smell with a good deal of roasted malt mixed within. Some aromas of dark fruit mingle with the roasted and sugar smells as well as a bit of a spice and nut aroma to produce a rather nice marzen aroma.
Taste – The taste begins very mild with a bit of a caramel and darker fruit flavors as well as a bit of a bready taste and a very light roasted taste. As the flavor advances the sweetness gains a small amount of potency with more caramel coming to the tongue. While the sweetness only gains a light level of intensity the roasted gets quite a bit stronger with some lighter spice and nut flavors developing rather late. In the end a little bit of a yeasty and more sweetness of apple and caramel come to the tongue leaving a rather pleasant roasted and sweet flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is rather average. While the body is a bit thin, it does give the beer a bit more crispness which with the lighter flavors upfront create an easy drinking brew when combined with the average carbonation.
Overall – A rather tasty brew overall that has a decent flavor profile and a rather easy drinking feel.
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, biscuit, slight peanut aromas. Toasty, malty, slight bitter, biscuit flavors. A really authentic version of a marzen. shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Pretty red color with a white frothy head. Aroma is spicy malts, doughy and soft. The flavors are a bit sweet for my tastes. I would have liked a drier finish. However, there is substantial flavor and reasonable alcohol level. I nice addition to the roster of fall seasonals. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet nutty and toast malt, dates, light earthy hops, light bitterness, a clean lager character and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.