Marzen Scorsese - The Tap Brewing Company
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev +16.5%
Bottle poured into glass
Copper translucent with bubbles leading to a two finger taupe cap that quickly settles to a thin layer.
Aroma of grains, biscuity and sweet malt.
Sweet malt, smooth start. Good balance , malty taste, nice version of a Marzen. Well balanced, nice medium mouthfeel.
First Tap beer and a good one. Nice representation of a Marzen and repeatable
02-20-2014 01:51:21 | More by WunderLlama
3.59/5 rDev +11.5%
Light amber color with a touch of haze. Small head that settles quickly to a thin layer of bubbles. Some streaks of lace initially.
Slightly toasty to the nose. There's also a sourness that makes the brew smell a bit like vegetables. Mixed result.
The sourness also shows up in the taste, albeit lightly. The malt comes in afterward with a biscuit and toasty flavor. There's a decent hop finish, more than the style suggests but still within parameters. Moderate aftertaste time wise. My initially impression of the body was that this is a thin beer, but that isn't accurate--it's just overly carbonated in the beginning. It settled down over the course of the tasting.
01-24-2014 22:50:39 | More by smcolw
3.51/5 rDev +9%
I haven't been a fan of most of The Tap bottle beers, their draft offerings were pretty good from what I remember. I bought this one strictly for the name, which is great. However, I'm pretty doubtful an American brewery, esp one that produces so much beer like this one and so-so reputation, can produce a good Marzen, but then again that's why I do reviews.
Pours a decent looking almost 1 finger bubbly little foamy head that fades at a med pace, high water mark of light lacing, over brilliantly clear copper toasty orange color.
Nose breaks in pretty much where I thought it would, more American style, with big sweet toasty crystal malts, a little syrupy heavy malt like but not too sweet or syrupy yet, little toasted grain and some candy caramel like. Then lager aromas, more on the fruity lager side than super clean lager, with the residual sweetness and obvious lager characters, my brain really wants to think there is sulfur, but I really don't detect the sulfur luckily, it just seems like it would be there. Mild esters too.
Taste starts a bit better, a lot less of the candy syrup but still some caramel slight syrupy sweetness, and more American style Oktoberfest than a true Marzen. Malts are a little grainy, and some nice toasty pilsner like malts, a little Munich malt, some candy caramel sweetness, touch syrupy, and fair sweetness, juicy toasty grainy about sums it up. Lager yeast kicks in with more fruity characters, not super clean, a hint of minerality and even less detectable is again that very faint sulfury like note, and faint hint of ester profile. Juicy malt and caramel notes seem to bring a hint of a tannic like character, with very faint hop profile, just a touch of a Saaz like grassy herbal hop note with mild overall bitterness. Finish is again not very clean, mild sulfury like and mineral character from yeast leftovers and water profile I think, this water seems too hard for a good lager as many of the minerals seem to bleed through, mild bitterness and syrupy caramel also lingering.
Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, lower carb.
Overall meh, as I expected they got it wrong a few times, water doesn't seem right, too much on the sweet slightly syrupy caramel like malts, hops get a little gritty tannic and herbal like, yeast seems like it the temp was brought up a little too quick as it gets mild ester profile and the faintest hint of what would eventually become sulfur, too low on the carbonation, and overall too sweet and candy like. However, for all the things it did wrong, none of them are overpowering and don't really destroy the fairly tastiness of it. So still a pretty tasty beer that I can drink as an Americanized Oktoberfest.
10-26-2013 19:58:01 | More by jlindros
Marzen Scorsese from The Tap Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.