shrubber85 (11266) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Sweet berry aroma. Reddish tan color. Cranberry malt flavor with a slight hops bitterness to finish - nice full body. Man I really like the berry flavor in this beer - not overpowering but noticeable with every sip. A great unique festbier.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had a bootle of this laid down from last year. Not sure if they still brew it, but what a huge, tasty beer! Deep copper brown with a rich roasted malt aroma. Very full, rich toffee-like malt flavor with a strong alcohol presence. Very warming with a long rich malt aftertaste. Very smooth going down.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has got to be one of my favorite beers so far. I got a bottle in a ’tour of the world’ sampler pack 2 or 3 weeks ago, and made a good decision at saving it for last. It has a smooth malty taste, great deep golden color. Finely crafted. I just wish it was available longer than just two months of the year. I have to agree somewhat with ESBFREAK in saying that it is stronger than I expected but its not overwhelming by any means.
Creul (3) - USA - JUN 20, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very Good ... Had it once can't wait to have it again..... As Yamamoto said very nice copper color
ESBFREAK (20) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very fine, STRONG, Bavarian holiday beer. This brew will lay you out, if you have too many. It is very smooth, with a big malt/alcohol taste.
Not too easy to find, and usually only available during November-December.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this a while ago; very caramelly, not what I expected from Germany, but good anyway. Nice copper color.
obxdude10 (2310) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 At Gene’s rooftop. Good. Not as copper a color as other marzens, the sweet maltiness made me think it was a heller bock at first. Mild grassy hops. Serving: Tap
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper coloured with a slimish lumpy white head. Aroma has malts and caramel. Flavours are malt, fruit and caramel with some light hops, quite sweet, clean, crisp and drinkable. Medium to full bodied. Very nice.
RSRIZZO (1984) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this beer on 6/23/2000. Aroma is a deep roasted malt scent. Color is deep rich amber with ok carbonation and a nice head. Taste sweet, roasted and smooth. Starting with a medium body that goes down with a roasted feel. Finish is a rich sweet malt flavor backed by a mild bitterness. Overall I think its very good, it’s as rich and full body as a winter brew should be.