MartinT (9851) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
My Bottom Line : Nejhleader (1550) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Shy, spicy hops are suggested within mildly toasted and caramelized cereals for a clean, perfectly serviceable lager.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam covers the clear copper.
-The hop spiciness and malt toastiness combine for interesting pumpkin seed allusions.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The dry, wooden finish is forgettable.
Bottle. Thx Steve!
Nice standard marzen. has a amber slight smoke flavor, crisp amber body, a nice brew from PA’s finest weihenweizen (3751) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear light amber with finger width off-white head. Little lacing, light carbonation, thin body, and caramel grain aroma. Taste is caramel grain, corn, a hint of an off taste, and some crisp hops. Below average even for an octoberfest. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
THOUGHTS: Sort of just a way more malty and hoppy version of their regular lager, but I guess that’s sort of like the original German oktoberfest beers. Märzens were never a favorite of mine, but last year I found several I really liked, but this is more like the first few that I ever tried that first put me off to the style.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium copper with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light to moderate caramel, nutty and toasted malts; and moderate grassy and metallic hops. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a fairly short duration. There was caramel, malt, dark bread, a little raisin, toasted and nutty malts, grassy and metallic hops. But it was all sort of watered down. The light to medium body was watery with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish. GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle: pours a light amber, with a small off white head. Aromas are of sweet bread. Flavor is bland... It’s like most of their beers, good, but a little boring.
HighlanderOne (1316) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Poured from bottle. Aroma of sweet bread, malt, gas. Good lookin amber with lacing tan head. Roasted malt with a touch of brown sugar and maybe a hint of hops. Nice balance of flavors but too thin. Decent. Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
their is not any outstanding flavor that makes this unique toward the marzen style. the matls are too weak its palate is thin and has a taste of vegetable and corn. not worth the time . nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
The aroma is papery with dirty dish water and caramel. it has very little hops as expected. The appearance is light copper with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall I am not a fan. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Poured amber with an off-white head that settled to a ring. Aroma of toasted malt. The flavor found tasted malt with spices in the background. Light to medium body, and toasted malt aftertaste. Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Lightly sweet, toasted malt aroma. Embossed brown bottle, clear, intense burnt orange beer with a light white head. Nicely bitter, nutty sweetness, toasty. The body is a bit flabby/starchy - without the crispness desired. Some overbrewed, metallic hop notes in the finish. Overall, probably a good value if you’re looking for a marzen. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.