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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
I like the copper color. The body was a little lighter than I expected. Overall, a middle of the pack marzen.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocMcGrain (13) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Delicious! You smell the caramel from the start, and it continues through your palate. It sits on the back of your tongue, and it's very pleasurable. I would drink a few of these in a sitting, but not more than a handful, with the sweetness level. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClutchMasterson (40) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Poured in to a dimpled glass. leaves an off white 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a clear nut brown color with medium carbonation Aroma is a malty caramel with a roasty nut. hints of tar are present. Flavor is a metallic nutty stone. very light if any hops and bitterness on the back. It’s an alright beer that you can share with people but there is better session ales out there

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (3854) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Yeesh. So this is what we’ve come to. The basic McDonalds cheeseburger of beers. No glory here. Orange, astringent and along the road towards undrinkable. Tap at DC brewpub.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippieFee (62) - - JUN 28, 2014
Draft - No head and a nice red/brown color to it. Dry flavor with a little taste of hops and some sweetness. Well balanced with no overwhelming taste profile in either direction.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draft as part of the sampler. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, light caramel, light fruit, grass, a hint of bitterness to the finish. Boring typical stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (90) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Draft. Malty aroma and flavor. Color is dark Amber with a brownish tint. Nice beer. I like, and would have again, actually.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (133) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear copper with decent light brown head but fades quickly. Light malty aroma. Light to medium body. Malty taste with a slight toffee aftertaste. Not a bad beer to drink, but not a lot going on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at the Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma, 28/04/14. Clear amber with a moderate off white swirl. Nose is biscuit, fruit rinds, light caramel, straw. Taste comprises toffee, biscuit malt, bread dough, straw, dark fruit notes. Medium bodided, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok Marzen.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malaclemys (372) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2014
Tap pours burnt copper with a white head. Aroma is caramel, nut, herbal, honey, and slight fruit. Taste is nut, caramel, lightly hoppy. Sweet finish with a medium body.


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