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RATINGS: 687   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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3864) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Tap. Pours clear, dark copper with a trace of fizzy, off-white head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, floral hops, figs, and straw. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some faint fruit esters and hops; sweet, caramel finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (887) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Aromas of caramel, carbonated malts, sugared toffee and grains. Appears a standard copper with a thin white foam rim. Taste is buttered caramel, hops, creamy malts, subtle toffee and hop oils. Overall, pretty solid lager actually. Well rounded taste with a noticeable hop profile.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kramer (5174) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Tap, Seattle. Pours a crystal clear orangish copper body with a small fizzy head that quickly vanished. The nose is a little too sweet with a butterscotch like note that really spells disaster for me. I hate that in what’s supposed to be a clean lager. The flavor is showing significant diacetyl. Sweet buttery caramel malt base, zero hops to balance or cover it up. Light bodied but clingy and sticky from the diacetyl, soft gentle carbonation. Major brewing flaws here, yuck

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1547) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle dated July.
Appearance: Light hazy amber body with a dense rocky light tan head.
Aroma: Sweet malts of caramel and toast. Light hop bitterness.
Taste: Sweet bready malts with light bitterness.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Not too bad, a touch too sweet but enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap @ Gordon Biersch San Jose. Clear, bright amber colored beer with a white head. Peanut butter, toast, and a lot of caramel on the nose. Some apple and grassy notes. A bit of a grainy, cereal quality to it. A lot of sweet, malty, sugary flavors to this. A lot of fucken peanut butter for some reason. A bit of apple butter, grass, and some floral hops. Okay, I guess.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
markas101 (1932) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Detroit airport. Bottle clear brown, sweet brown sugar aroma. Sweet, too sweet, long malt brown sugar finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1399) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
Draught at G.B. in San Fransisco. Beige head. Red-amber color. Light roasted malt aroma. Malt sweetness and a perfect light roasted taste. Medium bitterness to give a big drinkabillity.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarinEvelyn (619) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Super malty, a little too sugary, strong. Decent for the price, but nothing compared to what you can get for a couple more bucks a six pack.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbaaron (1411) - Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 A nice clear autumn amber color with nice creamy white head. Aroma is sweet malty, bready, caramel. Flavor is similarly bready. No hop presence, unbalanced. Clean and easy drinking. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6164) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"a decent enough example of the style, but uninspired. left me wanting more...of anything. had to drink a Spaaten or Ayinger for more flavor after this one."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (761) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Atlanta. Clear brown with white head. Smell is sweet malty with roasted tones. Taste is sweet malty with roasted malt.


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