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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

rainmaker2152's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rainmaker2152 (55) - - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 A decent oktoberfest-style beer. Great auburn color. Nice combination of sweet and burnt. But still doesn’t smell great and is relatively unremarkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dayth (16) - - SEP 28, 2015
Inoffensive with light crisp malt backbone and mild hops bitterness. Aroma of brown sugar and caramels. Thin white head and standard carbonation. From bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogre71 (115) - Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Good beer pours nice good head. Good caramel and malty flavors not bitter easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (1328) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
12oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Medium maltiness. Not a lot else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12975) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
270215. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, berries. Flavour is fruit, malt, berries, caramel, bread. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
All in all not a bad take on the summer maerzen brew of the germans. pour is a nice solid dark color while the head is light, it tends to remain throughout the drink. Aroma is weak, but flavor is on point.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikem409 (1891) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Drank in LAX . Amber color with white head. Aroma of sweet caramel. Taste follows sweet bread

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adamnowek (800) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
The deScription says malt but I taste metallic. Really average and only sort-of drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle at Carnival Tasting in Ulfborg 2015-02-27. Pale amber beer with an offwhite head. Fruity, malty aroma with berries notes. Similar flavour with some spicy and grassy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3107) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Clean Amber with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavour is bready malt, a little caramel, hay finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015

[ As Gordon Biersch Märzen ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, hay, sweet malt, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, bread, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150227]

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