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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (342) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (748) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2035) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2400) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle, decent oktoberfest beer, easy to drink, refreshing, sweet, nice stuff

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2425) - 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.

3.5
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (2034) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1732) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2013
On tap at brewery...light copper pour..fruit and metallic aroma..taste is ok..wouldnt do agsin tho

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (270) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle: amber to red. Clear. Cream white frothy head. Roasted edge to the malty profile. Clean. Caramel. Medium light to medium sweetness. Medium low bitterness. Clean bright palate with medium depth. Roasted malt palate. Rich flavour and medium length. Almost fruit flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (620) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Reddish amber brew. Smells of malty loveliness. Tastes sweet and beguiling. Fuller body than expected. Nice brew. Joe Bobovich approves. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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