Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle @ PRL. Ultra clear medium gold with sizable head. Some phenols and acetone coming out in the aroma. Also the smell of freshly varnished wood but enough leafy and grassy aromas to make me at least want to take a sip...syrupy, oily mouthfeel. Sugary syrup, some plastic in the flavors too. Not liking it at all. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Many bottles: Pours a deep golden with a fizzy white film of head. The aroma is sweet German malts with doughy notes and a subtle apple spice touch. The flavor has a doughy, semi-sweet German malt bite, mildly spicy with a paper/oxidation touch and a dryish Euro-hop finish. Balanced and fairly true to style. Just a tad sweet without enough depth. Pretty clean. gfolivares (67) - McAllen, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Pours a beautiful sparkling orange color with billowing white head. Sweet, citrusy aromas with hints of orange blossom, spicy hops, and yeasty dough. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Sweat malty taste that gives way to well balanced hop bitterness. Finish is long and warming with hints of brown bread, caramel, and clove. Try with grilled German chicken, weinerschnitzel, or German sausage. marcus (10866) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
This amber beer poured with a thick fluffy off-white head and a yeasty aroma. The flavor is creamy caramel malt with a floral finish. Drinkable but not remarkable. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Bottle from Market Street in McKInney, TX. Pours gold, very faint orange hue, white head that faded quickly. Aroma of malt and hops. Flavor is lightly sweet malt and hoppy, some hop bitter. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, it is a dissapointment for a Marzen, just subtle hints of the style, Im not very happy I purchased a 12 pack of this, I paid too much.....Overall, it tastes like a basic German lager. Not much of an attempt for a Oktoberfest.
bhensonb (15965) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle from BevMo. Orange tinged gold color with a huge white head. Fresh veg aroma. Not bad, just not beer. Rather light body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is really sweet malt with some sort of herb/veg flavor. Maybe even a hint of mint. It’s incredibly unusual, and somewhere there’s a beer drinker who would love this. It’s just not me. Finish is rather clean, but grainy. The aroma, appearance, flavor and palate aren’t that bad. Despite that, I just don’t enjoy it. DP. Shag (3059) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2008
A dark golden apperance with a large soapy head. The aroma contains some lemons, corn and some strange cooked vegetable deal in there. The flavor contains some maltiness, cooked corn, lemons and more off flavors. Lots of diacetyl present in this beer. Beginning to end this beer sucks. mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2008
on tap. truly solidifies my last statement that I am not a fan of this style. no head into golden body. aromas fof floral hops and some sweet corn. flavor is lightly to moderately sweet throughout. moderate finish duration. bretupdegraff (243) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2008
malty and a bit bitter. I liked the mild hoppy taste. Not a great brew. Disapponting blipp (9902) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Light aroma, some sweeter malt. The flavor is also rather bland and malty. Not offensive at all.