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RATINGS: 659   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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (454) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft. Pours amber medium white head. Mild toasty caramel aroma. Taste is on the sweet side, medium body at most. Mild hop presence in the finish. Overall easy drinking lager a little thin on flavor for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (487) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Amber with beige head. Strong aroma of caramel, honey malt, and some fruit esters. Light/medium body with sweet toffee notes, caramel, and a malt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marzenloverNM (22) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2014
Mild, grainy aroma. Pours a rich amber with a tall pillow of brownish foam. Head dissipates fairly quickly leaving considerable lacing. Nice, malty flavor with a faint hoppy bite at the end. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy ... very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2027) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Draft - Caramel and grains. Clear copper with almost no head. Caramel and light grains. A nice example of the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamstome (754) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Orange pour, white foamy head. Aroma is citrus and malty. Flavor is but/toasty malt, bread, light German hopping. Okay not great

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1698) - 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

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jay_Dubbz (63) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
two7offsuit (124) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours Amber with an off white head. Hints of malt in aroma and taste but some definite grassy notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LarryBeast (454) - - JAN 31, 2014
Sampler at the Seattle location. Roasted malt, caramel, florals. Lightly sweet. Middle-of-the-road

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (1659) - 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


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