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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Choice hops and five different specialty malts are combined to produce this rich, amber and copper-toned lager. Sweeter in flavor than Sudwerk’s other core offerings, the Märzen has a full robust character with a smooth, zen-like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Malty, mild hop aroma. A fairly decent Oktober brew, it would have been nice if it was richer. Good malt/hop balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
A very satisfying session brew, with lots of flavor. Not a particularly nice looking pour, but no negatives there. Aroma fruitier than your standard lager. Flavor buttery, toffee, quite sweet. Well hopped for the style, perhaps a tad heavier on hops than expected. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2922) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Deep amber color with a light creamy head. Aroma of malt toast nearly ideal, unfortunately there is a touch of oxidation. Munich malt flavors throughout with just enough hops to cut the sweetness. A true fall session brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
From a $7.99 six pack from BevMo that poured a clear copper with a thick off-white head and good lacing rings. Nose is caramel malts with some ripe fruit notes. Rich and chewy mouthfeel. Flavor is toward the sweet side, and the finish is the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Pours deep ruddy brown with a tan finger thick head. Nose is sweet and malty as is the flavor, with candied sugar and dark fruit. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 From a 12oz Bottle. Mostly transparent, copper mahogany colored body with a finger of fizzy ivory head. Rich, malty aromas of graham cracker, light raisin melanoidins, and hints of caramelized pear. Medium bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a rich, malty texture. Flavors of bread crust and teething biscuit with a hint of raisin nut bread. A bit too chewy, but the malt sugars don’t get excessively sweet. A pleasant hop bitterness helps dry up the finish. Tasty malt flavors, but needs a lighter body to help increase drinkability. It shouldn’t be a chore to finish a 12oz bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haggis03a3 (197) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Copper color and a a nice beige head. Aroma is malty - bread, caramel, sweetness. Flavor is also malty with some hop flavor and bitterness at the end. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2008
A nice drinking o’fest that is a bit too chewy and under attenuated. Very drinkable and recommended, but not at the 9.99/six I paid at the local liquor store.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (509) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
12 oz bottle bought at brewery. Pours nice smallish head, off white, copper colored with a hint of citrus. Aroma seemed to come and go. Very nice drinkable beer one of the better Marzens brewed in the area.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
12oz bottle. Clear copper colored lager with a medium sized beige head that has some lasting foam. Smells like fresh bread with some malty caramel and hop spice. Lots of toasted bread and caramel flavors with some balancing ho spice, but the emphasis is placed squarely on the maltiness. Finishes with a lasting bitterness of medium intensity. Medium bodied. A nice märzen that might even be better than the bulk of the beers that I had in Munich last fall at Oktoberfest.

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