Brewed by Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Grafenhausen-Rothaus, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
To come up with a name for our Zäpfle bottle version of our Märzen Export, we went back to the history of this variety of beer.

Before refrigerators and ice machines existed, the last batches of bottom-fermented beer could only be brewed in March (März) at the latest. It was then cooled with naturally forming ice. To harvest the ice, two processes were commonly implemented. Large blocks of ice were frequently cut from the ice sheets of ponds that were frozen over. They were then stored in the cellars of breweries. The second process is what gave Eiszäpfle (or icicle in English) its name. Large wooden scaffolding was sprayed with water so that icicles would form on the beams. These could then be knocked off and used to cool the beer.

Our Märzen Export also used to be cooled in this way. Today we commemorate this laborious process with the name Eiszäpfle. The name, however, is also intended to inspire a thirst in summer months for this refreshing and aromatic Märzen Export beer, as well as provide comforting pleasure in winter when the icicles hang down outside from the edges of roofs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1662) - USA - AUG 10, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought in Pforzheim, Germany. Pleasant pilsener style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1239) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 2, 2014
Clear pale golden, minimal white head Cereals, simple malts, hops Cereals, hint of wild honey, light bitter ending

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2462) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2014
Couleur dorée, mousse qui disparait. Nez leger malt et céréales. Gout doux sucré malté et céréales. Petite amertume en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy yellow gold, no head. Aromas are mostly malt and sugar, faint herbal whiff. Taste is sweet. Finish is sticky. Not good at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (1092) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
,33 bottle. Drank from the bottle, so I couldn’t really see the color. Hoppy aroma. Bitter taste. Decent beer to start Fasching witg

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tayeth (528) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
Pours lightly golden with a white head which vanishes quite fast. Smells malty and grassy, a bit like raw potatoes. Medium to low carbonation. Taste is a bit watery, maibly malt with a hint of brown sugar: a fairly standard export.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (790) - - FEB 26, 2014
Malziges Aroma. Geschmack auch, mit anständiger Bittere im Abgang, die aber nicht lange nachhängt. Vielleicht zu bitter für ein Märzen, aber nicht für ein Export.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
peponi (1414) - Mainz, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
Aroma: malty. Appearance: golden color, poor head. Taste: typical marzen with some strange pharmateutical aftertaste. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: Poor marzen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beeracoon (489) - - FEB 20, 2014
Typical Märzen aroma. Likewise typical bitter taste and bitter palate. Blandly average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (16416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig würzig, Geschmack angenehm malzig würzig mit ganz minimaler Bitterkeit.

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