Brewed by Engelbräu Rettenberg
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Rettenberg/Oberallgäu, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
Brauerei Engelbräu’s Wertacher Marktbier. I was looking to try a Märzen, and this one was one of the few in a Bülgelverschluß (plop-tops), which I reuse for my homebrew, in the Märzen category at Biershop-bayern. Color is dark golden with some orange tints. A dirty white head foam that quickly disappeared. Aroma is strong Müncher and Pils malt, very aromatic, with just a hint of hops. Basically, it smells like a typical Bayrisches beer. They say it’s unfiltered, but it’s clear as a bell. The taste is also typical, but it tastes almost exactly the way its aroma promises. Flavor is very malty, sweet, not like a Dunkeles, less caramel, nonetheless a malty sweetness is there. More pronounced is a Tettnanger or Hallertauer, or Spalter hop spicy, lightly peppery, some bitterness. Overall, a good beer, rather typical, though. I’m not sure if all Märzen taste like this one, but what I like is the spiciness, light pepper with underlying malty sweetness, a sweetness that is strongest especially in the aftertaste. I wouldn’t buy it again but I recommend it. I’d rather try other Märzens to see how they compare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled at PBF. Clear bronze colour, small head. Distinct roasty nose. Medium bodied with firm, rounded mouthfeel. Roasty and breasy with notes of butter. Mid bitter finish. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled@PBF2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, floral and some mild herbal notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
FC Nordsjælland vs. Chelsea FC Champions League football night tasting in Odense, October 2012. Hazy dark golden with a small white head. Malty aroma of biscuit and bread crust, with a touch of herbal hops. Sweetish rich malty flavour with herbal hops and a good bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2186) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
22.03.2014. 0,5l Swing Top Bottle. www.biershop-bayern.de. Golden colour with white head. Aroma is malty with soft grassy hops. Pretty sweet. Low on bitterness, with aroma and flavours dominated by malt. Aftertadte is weak with out the bitterness and leaves a kund of metallic emoty mouthfeel. This beer is light grassy malty and very soft. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (1693) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle bought at a Pfrontener Getränkemarkt. Color is orange/dark golden, slightly hazy. Almost white head, quickly receding. Aroma’s: grassy, grainy, fruity, retronasal even more fruity. Flavor is somewhat malty sweet, caramellish. Just a hint of bitterness in the finish, could have been a bit more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7912) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2013
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear amber colour, mid-sized white head. Full-bodied, malty with hinbts of roasetd malts and caramel, some earthy hops. Well balanced semi-dark lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012
Swingtop bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, grass, straw, hops and caramel notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012

Bottle 500ml. w. swing top @ PBF2012.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, light grain, light roasted, light to moderate hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malty, earthy malt, keller notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120727]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13920) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Oktober 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a creamy head. Grassy and grainy nose and flavor. A bit of bread. Mild-yet decent bitter finish.

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