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RATINGS: 683   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2075) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch in Rockville, MD. Clear, rusty amber with an off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted brown bread, chocolate malt and caramel. Taste of toasted brown bread, caramel and chocolate malt. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jay_Dubbz (89) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch in Burbank CA. Nothing remarkable or memorable here. Would not buy again. --you've been Dubbed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
two7offsuit (245) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours Amber with an off white head. Hints of malt in aroma and taste but some definite grassy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LarryBeast (536) - - JAN 31, 2014
Sampler at the Seattle location. Roasted malt, caramel, florals. Lightly sweet. Middle-of-the-road

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2364) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Draft sampler pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts and spices. Taste is malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle to glass. Toffee and caramel malts dominate. Clear orange-amber with a moderate white head that lingers. Taste is all malt with a stripped wort sensation. Sticky sweet with some minor floral hints. A little oxidized.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Draught at DCA. Poured a nice reddish brown. Smooth caramel malts and a light grassy finish. Pretty decent marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
From a bottle at Whole Foods Beer School. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty biscuit nose with some caramel flavors. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theOptimator (289) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Aroma is complex malt forward. Appearance is crystal clear copper orange with small tan head. Taste is pleasant malt sweetness with moderate hop bitterness following. Palate is medium light and quite crisp and clean. Overall a nice clean enjoyable beer. Lacking some depth though and comes across a bit watery. Also a bit less hop bitterness might help the malt and I don’t feel it would be missed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1407) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap. Clear, amber brown pour with a froth of off-white foam. Toasted caramel and sweet malt in the aroma. Taste is clean grain, sweet malt, and light toast. Lightly coating mouthfeel. Nice beer.

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