The colour is red-brown (35 EBC), much darker than expected. The liquid is clear. The finger thick beige head sinks rather quickly. Some lacing occurs.
The smell got hints of smoke and peat (or is it just my imagination?). Paint and solvents in the background. Caramelized sugar and some raisins. It is a rich scent.
The initial taste taste got notes of butter, toffee and smoky peat. Plenty of “brown” caramel flavours. Somewhat flowery bitter flavours. Grass and some metal. Medium to full body. The aftertaste is sweet with somewhat chemical alcoholic flavours. Quite a lot of metallic bitter flavours, and cheap toffee/Coca-Cola. Vegetables and caramel in the sharp finish.
The carbonation is strong, almost sharp. Short-lived mid-sized bubbles. The liquid is somewhat thick and heavy.
Odd off-flavours in an odd interpretation of the Märzen style. I am not convinced.