OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Nose is oddly sweet, metallic, and synthetic. Malty? Flavors are similarly strange. I get a big sweet chemical taste. Light grassy hops. I don’t know, maybe a bad bottle?
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tribe’s Alehouse. Pour is hazy amber with a small cream colored head. Aroma and flavor of toasted bread, light caramel, tea leaves, raisin, and wheat. Finish is a bit of spice and caramel malt with a touch of oak.
Finhead (1729) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, amber pour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is a little earthy, but it has some sugary candy notes. It has a medium body with slick texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with some alcohol in the finish.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Eatery a with lamont n megan... clear dark orange pour with thin white head... As far as marzens go ..This is top dog. But I’m not a marzen fan
JStax (6115) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a white head. Aroma has mild spice with cotton candy sweetness. Taste is nmore sweet than anything. Alright overall. Medium carbonation and body.
Ericular (1013) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber with lasting pillowy head and great chunky lacing. Aroma is woody, caramel, richer than most of the style. Taste is similar, thicker and creamier with mild oak tannin, caramel, wheat bread, sweet malts but heavy enough to avoid cloying. The aging gives this a mild sweet barleywine feel, which could be good or bad depending on expectations. Overall this is an interesting, unique fall beer. Too sticky and undercarbonated for the style though.
AmericanHobo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice Marxen aroma on inital pour and initial taste doesn’t disappoint with characteristic Oktoberfest flavor. However finish is a bit unbalanced as oak aging over powers the palate and get more of a creamy tanin finish than is enjoyable
drfabulous (7651) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Dragon Kings Daughter in New Albany. Amber color. Caramel and toffee and a fairly amber taste. Lots of amber in this marzen.
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, fruit, and some spice; Warm finish; Nice.
TattooJack (515) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle of a six pack into a pint glass. This beer tastes every bit as strong as it is, nothing is hidden. Some bitter, a lot of sweet, and big alcohol content. I’m always looking for beer which is strong and doesn’t taste like dog sh*t, It’s too bad I’ll have to wait till next year for this one to come around again.