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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5158) - GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass golden, nice head. Fine spicy aroma. Starts malty, more and more spicy, light moldy-grasy notes. Background a bit sourish, not too intense. Finish with grasy-malty notes, still fine spicy. I liked it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19950) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6525) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Draught @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. 28092014. Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of bread, grains and some hay. Flavour of strong grainy malts, bread, some mild sweetness and fresh grassy bitterness. Medium bodied. Dry, grainy, bready finish. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11274) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2240) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (1771) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8065) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6508) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Tap @ Gastropub Tuulensuu.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Malty and slightly fruity aroma, some dry nutty notes as well. Dry malty flavor nutty, some hay and faint earthy notes. Very fresh and clean product, easy to drink so it should serve its purpose well.
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