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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBitch12 (16) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Dark orange pour, with a medium fluffy head. Intrigued by the color, I got close to sniff...got some sweet, some nutty, VERY malty smell. Taste was still malty and slightly sweet, but had a bigger hoppy finish. Not as creamy as other marzens I’ve tried. I liked the Blonde Bock better, but the Marzen was still good.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
coyforce (676) - 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.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikem409 (1844) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Drank in LAX . Amber color with white head. Aroma of sweet caramel. Taste follows sweet bread

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adamnowek (648) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
The description says malt but I taste metallic. Really average and only sort-of drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3613) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3003) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - 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]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2156) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Glass at the brewpub in Tempe AZ.

Dark amber pour, nice head. Full rich body, gentle sweetness, some hop tones--not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Gordon Biersch Mission Valley in San Diego. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, a bit of caramel and toast. Sweetish flavor, caramelly, with a buttery touch, a toasty hint and a drier finish. Light to medium-bodied. Not very good but quite easy-drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2015
draft, this one was ok. The balance and flavor profile was pretty much dead on, did taste a little flat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottled. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wooden, floral, mild earthy notes. Flavour is fruity, floral and quite nicely balanced sweet malts to it. Flavour is very similar in a good balance. Not the most exciting Märzen though.


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