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RATINGS: 669   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap in Pasadena. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing white head. Roasted caramel malt and butterish aroma. Flavour is dry breadish malty with a distinct roasted caramel flavour yet also with diacetyl. Ends breadish malty towards spiced.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
[At the DC location] An orange beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of both caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, leading to a dry crisp end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, amber golden with a white head that leaves some lacing. Sweetish, lightly caramelish aroma - actually quite close to genuine Bamberg style. The body is medium, with lightly sweet caramel notes. The hops are dry and floral. Quite decent, and a lot better than expected given Gordon Biersches reputation.... 280307

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19220) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2004
Sampled draught at Gordon Biersch, Burbank.
Clear bronze, small head. Soapy nose, lightly roasty. Rounded, fairly clean mouthfeel. Medium bodied with low bitterness. Lacks oomph...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
draft @ SF location. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a malty bready and grainy aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty bready grainy flavor. Has a sweetish malty bready finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Draught at the brewpub in Las Vegas
Nice amber color. Some malt aroma, partially fruity. Some malt and caramel taste, round, but simple.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13802) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub, Seattle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, toffee and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
Draught, 5.7% at the brewpub. Almost clear copper colour. Small white head. The flavour is rather malty and a bit sweet. Hint of spicy hops, but not enough.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12458) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
Draught@Gordon Biersch, Downtown Seattle (ABV 5.0%/18 IBU)
Clear copper color, small white head. Light caramel malty aoma. Light to medium-bodied. Slightly caramelly, fruity malty flavor. Clean beer to drink with food. Otherwise could have a bit more ABV.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2008
On tap, Miami
Golden-amber colour. Caramelly nose with some diacetyl. Way too fizzy, even with the frozen glass. More caramel and diacetyl on the palate. A tough pint to choke back, quite frankly.


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