SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Small Bar Fullerton. Hazy dark amber color. Lots of sweet malt in the aroma, some herbal hops, and a light woodiness. Sweet flavor with an oaky touch and a big bready maltiness. Lightly hopped. Full and smooth in the mouth. A bit too sweet overall. some more intense hopping and I can see this going somewhere.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Bomber. Pours a somewhat murky ruby orange with a small fine white fizzy frothy head. At first I thought I really liked the aroma but now I’m picking up some things I don’t like so much, nice warming nutty caramelly gassy munich malt bit of alcohol, the negative is this acidic like red apple vinegary thing. First taste is hot, boozy, soft dull sweetness, bit of tartness, stale caramel, musty woodiness, quite a bit of bitterness in the finish, chalky astringent, leaves a candied taste lingering but definitely isn’t overly sweet. Medium bodied, soft fine fizzy carbonation, feels fairly flabby and flat. 3.1 [rerate 2014 bottle, really enjoying this now, great marzen!]
tmongoose (2440) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, this octoberfest styled lager is a darker amber color with large frothy off white head. aroma is of malt and kind of like sweetbreads. didnt read bottle description at first and there was a dark deep core taste i couldnt put my finger on and then figured out is was aged in french oak barrels. there is a mild spiciness to this beer. there is also a buttery slick fell to it.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to exiled. poured copper with a white head. aroma was ham, spice, and grain. flavor was caramel, spice, and orange with a light body and high carbonation.
r464 (2350) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, fairly balanced with a somewhat dry finish. A bit of earthiness and a lingering aftertaste.
Atom (2343) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear Amber with a large khaki head. Aroma of faint mildly sweet caramel malt, fruity, and a light spice. Taste of caramel malts, fruity hops and yeast, there is a bitterness and spice on the finish I’m not digging.
portableparty (2336) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is deep hazy copper with a subtle off white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma is dried sour cherries and malt and wood. Taste is sugary malt and wood with some carmel as well. Palate is slick and sticky with minimal carbonation and finishes dry.
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
Dfonorow (2212) - 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.
jjgmd (2109) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rusty orange semi clear pour. Nose is grainy and kinda flat. Taste is oaky, with a nice bite of alcohol, and bitter sweet with some spice. Carbonation is soft, with medium texture. Finish is sweet and dry. Quaff Score 6 / 10