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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Märzen (Mayrt-zen) was historically brewed in Bavaria from March through the end of October. It was brewed dark and strong, using dark roasted Munich and caramelized Munich malt to help cover up flavor changes from the lack of refrigeration (ice in those days) used to keep the beers cold in the cellars during the warm summer months. It was also the beer served at the Original Oktoberfest celebration, which originated as a wedding reception for the King Ludwig I and Maria Theresa. Bavaria was a very poor country and had little cause for celebration, so the King and Queen invited the entire population of Bavaria to the reception. They showed up that year and every year thereafter, and the event evolved into the modern day Oktoberfest. Gordon Biersch Märzen accentuates the flavors of the dark roasted imported malted barley and exhibits a caramel malt aftertaste, while downplaying the hop level.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Sampled on draft at the Virginia Beach brewpub this beer poured a rich caramel-amber color with a large foamy white head that faded and left minimal lacing. The aroma was very faint sweet malts - almost nonexistent. The flavor was very smooth and very mild with just a hint of sweet malts, caramel and honey. Very faint overall. No finish. Medium and smooth body. Amazingly bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beergeek23322 (2234) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
7/22/2011. From tap. Amber color with a white head. Caramel aromas with malt, honey. Seem a bit thin or diluted. Malty flavors with light hops. Boring at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1426) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft at GB-Reagan Airport. Light amber with medium offwhite head. Bread and grains, malt and some grass. Average to below-average marzen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (347) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
My favorite Gordon so far. Maybe the best part is the lacing, and the corresponding creaminess. But the flavor is delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (758) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 24, 2013
Drought. Amber color with creamy beige head, bread aroma, slightly bitter taste with spicy flavor, fizzy, long finish. Very nice marzen!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2055) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Foamy Off White Hea, Some Lacing S: Mild Caramel, Mild Malty, Bready T: Caramel, Bready, Mildly Toasted Corn M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Watery Overall, this beer is very up and down..looks great, smells weak, tastes decent, finishes poorly. Very Drinkable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2419) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle, decent oktoberfest beer, easy to drink, refreshing, sweet, nice stuff

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2445) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Tap at GB in Broomfield, nice copper colour with a lacing head, a little dusty malt and dry hop aroma, hints of toasted nuts and sweet in the mouth but drying in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
Ineresting although I had it in July. Very nice and aromatic. quite amber in shape and good foam.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (2091) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Draft. Pours clear medium brown with no head. Tastes slightly sweet, light, smooth, malty, and nutty. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Not much aroma, light malt and sweetness.

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