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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Bright amber with a big bubbled light tan head that dissipated. Malt and caramel aroma. Touch of metal on first sip but subsides quickly. Nice malt profile with caramel, toffee and toast. Somewhat sharp hop bite and a touch of rose. Clean finish that makes you wonder what you have been drinking. A mid to upper echelon marzen.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Lots of carbonation. Quickly diminishing head. Not much aroma to speak of. Fairly hoppy.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Very translucent amber color. No head and overall quite flat. Malty aroma slightly peaks through. Astringent and not full-bodied as well. On the watery side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Airport pour in san fran. Nice head. Nutty malty taste with peppery aftertaste. Amber color.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
My favorite at GB columbus. Brown and well carbonated. Served with good head. I let it warm for ten minutes before drinking it. Mild sweetness and nuttiness up front. Mild bitterness and smooth finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
Cloudy brown, creamy white head. Faint malt nose.. Sweet malt fore and mid with some hops in finish. Thin

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Nice clear ’auburn’ color, medium head. A medium bodied brew with some sweetness.Enjoyable but not distinctive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 amber tinted... spilling maltiness in the air...carmel malt existence...decent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Lightly hopped. Not bad, and not great. Above average for a quality, craft-brewed Marzen.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Tap in Palo Alto. A light amber. Nice malty almost sticky palate. Malt and caramel flavors.


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