Chuckanut Marzen
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Before mechanical refrigeration made year-round brewing possible, stronger beer was made in the early spring. The beer was then laid down in ice filled caves until the following harvest in September and October, when it would be greatly enjoyed at harvest festivals. It emerged bronze and incomparably smooth with a round and slightly sweet palate, with an almost spicy flavor complemented by a deep toffee like aroma. The Marzen beer which means "March Beer", has an appetizing bitterness that serves to balance rather than challenge the malt underpinnings. At a strength of about 5.5-6.0 percent, it’s a slightly stronger than Pilsner, but not as strong as a Bock beer. The balance between a bread like, malty, juicy sweetness and a firm bitterness makes traditional Marzen one of the most tantalizing of beers. The smoothness is created from extra long cold conditioning of 2-6 months! Original Gravity 14 Plato ABV 5.8% IBU’s 25

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
On tap at Chuckanut, pours a clear copper orange with a large beige head. Aroma brings out authentic German lager yeast, bready malt and some toasted nuts. Flavour is along the same lines, with clean notes of bready malt, corn and German lager yeast. Well-done for what it is, just nothing overly special. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
Golden amber. Very pretty. Fully caramelly character with chocolate malt accents. Nice malt complexity. Good beer - can’t wait to visit the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2389) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Tap at the Red Door.

This is a crazy good stuff. Beautiful amber pour, lovely nose, fruity beautiful flavor with plenty of roasty malt, juicy, crisp, full....and well integrated. Masterful brewing from Chuckanut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Draught @ at Brouwer’s Café.   Coppery amber, thin to moderate off-white head, mild carbonation, spotty lacing.   Soft toasted malt nose, slight earthiness or soil.   Has a bit more hop on the tongue and on the nose than most.   Toasted malt finish, mild sweetness, fairly clean albeit a little more bitter than most.   A little bit of lingering cereal, but not too much.   Good, flavorful, has character unlike so many others, but a little less cereal and earthiness would be good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2009
On tap at the 2009 Enumclaw Okterfest. A very solid okterfest beer. A little more bready than others, but still a solid offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
A light malt aroma, some honey maybe. this is tasty at first but has a malt that I don’t like too much. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2009
tap at fremont oktoberfest. clear golden light color. Straw hops nose. Plain tasting, not much marzen taste or flavor but clean and refreshing taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the BP. Clear light brown amber with a small but persistant light tan head. Light malty woody arooma, with just a touch of a twang of hops. Flavor is malty and soft. LIghtly carmelized, Lively carbonation and a nice balanced slightly woody flavor. I really liked this beer, especially for a style I dont get too excited about. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6104) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Toasty and nutty with some hop aspects too. Clear amber pour with a huge head. Nice and malty. Toast, caramel, some american hop bitterness in the finish. Super clean finish. VEry well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7540) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Draft at the WABL 3rd anniversary party. Crystal clear dark amber with a dense but rather shallow (and brief) tan head. Brown bread and red apple nose. Lightish body, very clean but not watery. Crisp, clean brown bread mid-palate. Mild finish. Great stuff. Beautifully executed.

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