Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Traditionally brewed for Octoberfest, Russell Marzen is a copper-coloured lager with rich, toasted malt aroma balanced by the clean bitterness of German Hops and distinct noble hop aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brleo (78) - - OCT 25, 2014
Nothing bad, but to me, it’s odd for a marzen. The marzens I had abroad in Austria tasted much different than this, and looked it too. Appearance is oddly deep copper, with an attractive fluffy white head. Aroma is slightly spicy with a tiny hint of hops. Taste is spicy, slightly floral with a nice bitter bite and a stronger hop presence than most Germanic beers I’ve had. Palate has a lingering hop bitterness without being offensive. Overall, not bad but odd to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1030) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Un ok marzen. Plein du malt un peu sucré et bien équilibré. Un peu du mélasse et sucré brun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber color, white head. Aroma of caramel biscuit. Taste is similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6098) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle shared on the RBWG bus
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing. Aroma was floral and caramel. Flavors is floral, caramel, grainy and sweet malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by a Canadian on the RBWG bus. Pours a cloudy orange with a small eggshell-colored head. Notes of Munich malts, grains, toast, sugars, leaves, and mellow spice. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a malty, dry mouthfeel. Decent marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5489) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Gold pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is sweet malt and an earthy hop. Sweet malt and the earthy hop bitter (light). Medium body with good carbonation. ok beer in a style that is not my favorite

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared on the bus @ RBWG. Pours a slightly hazy orange golden colorwith a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet grainy malts, toasted bread, grass, earthy with mild bitterness. Another lighter beer to ease us into our long day of drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Vertbaconstrips to Ferris to me to the bus at RBWG in Asheville. Pours golden amber with white head. Nose and taste of light toast, cracker malt and lemon. Medium body. Good balance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1598) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle pour hazy dark gold to mineral amber. Nose dank hop and earthy malt. Taste malt, minimal spice. Some grainy flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, dried fruit, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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