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RATINGS: 667   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2002
This is one of my favorites. beautiful dark color. somewhat refreshing with its touch sweetness. This is really a very good one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
clondest99 (12) - palo alto, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
In this beer you can taste that Don Gordon learned how to brew in Bavaria.On tab one of the best beers you can get in the USA.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwfornwalt (1) - Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2012 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers. Rich flavor and very smooth drinking. It is what I compare all other Marzens to.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Draft at the Las Vegas brewpub; Medium to dark amber color. Distinct caramel & roasted malt. Citrusy aftertaste. My wife’s favorite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
This is a pretty Bavarian style beer. Aroma is really, really excellent, I like the deep amber color and the nice, off-white to brown head. Very bready/malty with a sweet finish. Zehr gut!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lizbetann (3) - USA - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
I have a taste for sweeter beers, so this auburn lager is right up my alley. Enough of a bitter edge to keep it interesting. I get it both from the grocery store and my local GB restaurant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2002
baked yam orange in color, with perfect clarity. classic marzen dried fruit maltiness; pretzel toasty overtone to --what is it?, apricot? why, there’s a whole dang restaurant in there! sweetish with a lite, very lite bitterness. grand, but i’d ’up’ the ingredients a bit more, everything but the water, that is. finish a little weak-- unless you studiously keep your glass full.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Man when I got this on tap I thought it was from Germany! Oh well... It is pretty standard for the style, very smooth and finishes with a smokey aftertaste. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1453) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 25, 2004
Draft: Red brown with a medium head that quickly vanishes. Smells of red berried and a bitter-sweet fruity taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2001
I really liked this one. I am a fan of oktoberfest\marzen beers. This one had an interesting flavor at first, that became very refreshing.


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