by FIVE POINTS BOTTLE
SHOP, 1655 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA,
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Commercial Beers -- Blind Tasting Comments...
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Each beer was ranked
informal score of 1-10.
Smoked "Marzen" (Bamberg-style Rauchbier) -- Made with malt dried over a beechwood fire and has smoky characters (balanced with malt and hops) prevalent in aroma and flavor.
Score: 8. Nice color / malty aroma / slightly fruity and buttery? / rich and malty flavor, but maybe too much caramel / well balanced with hops / could be more toasty / very clean / good mouthfeel / one judge gave it a personal "9" / a pleasant beer.
Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen
Score: 9. Clear, nice color / great German, malty, hoppy aroma / good thick mouthfeel / toasty and malty / good use of floral noble hops / slightly fruity? / well balanced / clean, full, rich, and wonderful.
Score: 5. Aroma is somewhat lacking / nice color / fruity, overhopped / phenol, band-aid, plastic hints in flavor / medium to light in mouthfeel / one person said there was not enough hops / toasty / some slight "off" flavor.
Sam Adams October Fest
Score: 4. Butter-like aroma / color is great / insipid caramel flavor / somewhat bland and winey / thin mouthfeel / corny aroma / a bit too fruity.
Schlenkerla Smoked Marzen
Score: 5. Very dark color / very smoky / tastes like a Hickory Farms ham / woody, liquid smoke flavor / tasted over-smoked to some / one taster gave it a very high score / entire aroma is smoky / not too well balanced / flavor has hints of sesame and toast / would be great with smoked meats.
Spaten Octoberfest Ur-Marzen
Score: 5. Smells malty, but a bit metallic / color is well within range / smells like a German lager / medium mouthfeel / somewhat thin and light / not very malty or toasty in flavors / hop bitterness is apparent / sulfur flavors / not rich enough / slightly sweet and fruity.
by FIVE POINTS BOTTLE SHOP, 1655 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA,
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