alobar (3793) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2016 slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very easy marzen. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but is highly drinkable. It lacks complexities, would like to try this again.
Golden copper pour with aroma of bread fruit, and some caramel. Bread flavor with hints of yeast and caramel. Decentl crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2016
355ml bottle. Lighter amber for the style, quickly dissipating head. Flavor is light for the style, a touch soapy and herbal, it is inoffensive but doesn’t bring much to the table. Cybercat (5840) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Pours clear, bubbly copper with a thick and fairly persistent pale buff head. Aroma features malty, fruity, and subtle yeast and caramel tones. Flavor echoes all of these while tossing in a bit of woody and somewhat bitter hops. Mouthfeel offers typical body and fizz, and a woody hop finish. Great for the first day of autumn - and Oktoberfest. Dacrza (981) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
DATE TASTED: November 25, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner... OCCASION: watching Blackish to prepare for the Thanksgiving... APPEARANCE: first things first--the bottle spurted foam, necessitating a swift pour; once in the glass, a monstrous white head sits atop a thick, nearly opaque brownish body that does NOT reflect an Oktoberfest--definitely sinking the status quo.. the head crisscrosses with stratus-cloud haze--this appeals on multiple levels...AROMA: forward, malty, and yeasty... nutty cheese comes to mind.... chocolate, some fruity esters, and fenolic alcohol (even at 6% ABV) round the experience into an attractive aroma.. PALATE: medium-bodied, oily, soft and flat... cannot hold its slightly bitter finish--dry like a bock...TASTE: semi-sweet, reasonably bitter--the malt is a hammer that bludgeons other flavors...some chocolate and tobacco... an odd attempt at an Oktoberfest ...OVERALL: this is my first Thomas Creek, and I planned to mock the company tag line--until the tag rang true... easily the heaviest, least hopped fest I have had... and while I applaud their desire for uniqueness, the beer struggles to be drinkable at times, with a syrupy sweetness and a malty bitterness that challenges and rewards in due time...
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Orange copper Color with a medium head. Aroma was malty, nutty and grains. Taste was toasted grains with a malty sweet finish.
ordybill (1759) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice malt and hop aroma with some spice tossed in.
Appearance- A clear golden colored brew with a large slightly tan head.
Taste- A very malty flavor, I really like the taste.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation has a dry finish.
Overall- I really like this beer, thankfully it is brewed fairly local so I can acquire it.
chinchill (5025) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 12 oz undated bottle served in Peroni glass. [from notes]
Clear copper with a creamy tan head. Quite lovely but the head is short-lived. There is a lasting ring that leaves decent lacing.
Very attractive aroma with a matching flavor. Fine sweet malt flavor with enough hops to produce a sweet/bitter balance.
Excellent Marzen. Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Libation Station. Pours a clear copper with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy malt, nuts, mild caramel. The taste is toffee, caramel, mild graininess and raisin. Thin-medium bodied. nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear orange copper with a creamy film and lace. Nose is mild caramel apple and toasted grain. Flavors of toffee apple, dry grass and toast. Finish has a nice touch of walnut and dark bread. Medium body has too much carbonation and a decent balance. jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle-nice toasty aroma of barley. Copper color with a medium, foamy head. Taste is malt that is crispy and not overwhelming. Some nutty flavoring on the finish. A nice understated Oktoberfest. Total wine.