Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Weißenohe, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Ein rotgoldenes Märzenbier wie es die Tradition verlangt. Würzig im Trunk mit einem ausgewogenen Hopfenaroma. Der Bügelverschluß auf diesem Bierklassiker lässt Erinnerungen an alte Zeiten wieder aufleben.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2010
bottle. flip top. Weissenohe Monk’s Fest label. Typical amber brown marzen pour, caramel malt aroma, earthy, bready. taste was bready, biscuity, caramel malts with a strange peppery flavor. differnt & average at best

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 weissenohe monk’s fest marzen, 500ml, bottle conditioned. a treat to find such a thing. into a ceramic mug stolen from a zoigl stube. vienna and munich malt nose (toffee, caramel, honey, vanilla - mild). yeast seems to impart some fruit-forward esters in the aroma (red apple skin, marachino cherry, overripe pear and grape). apple and grape-juice sweetness up front is held inside loosely by a medium-light body and light to low natural carbonation. I think my biggest complaints are lack of crispness (the grape and plastic sugar quality seems to mute what crispness there is) and the mild/low carbonation (like many british bottles). not that I want more effervescence in something like a marzen, but I want carbonation in a form other than lifeless. that with a crisp malt edge and a touch less sweetness would have me smitten. as it stands in bottle form it just isn’t anything close to a great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4729) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle. Golden amber pour, white head. Dusty malt, caramel, toffee, dried fruit, and very light hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours dark straw w 2f ow head. Nose is wheaties, grainy, earthy hops. Tastes of earthy malt, fruit, slight hops, and some metallic off notes. Mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4312) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Toffee and unmalted grain nose. Dingy golden, medium yellow head, fizzy. Toffee and tea flavor. Kibble finish. Fairly unique, not unpleasant. Alcohol somewhat noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2829) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2010
500 ml. bottle. Pours a thin short lived off white head, over a slightly hazy, many particled, amber (SRM 8) body.....nose is heavy with malt, cereal (Grapenuts), toffee/ caramel.....taste is heavy cereal/malt to start, then slight spice bitterness to finish, dry throughout.....mouth feel is medium, carbonation low. This is a fairly typical example of the style with the malts dominating throughout. BJCP 6/2/13/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (5708) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2010
500ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Metallic aroma with toffee, nuts and dried fruit. Fruity and slightly sweet taste with malt, dried fruit and creamy fudge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4974) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2010
(Bottle at Drink, Tallinn) Poured copper coloured and clear with medium sized and white head. Aroma contained caramell and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, molasses, mild roastedness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9904) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2010
500ml bottle (Alko, Tallinn)
Golden brown, tight head. Really rich grainy, slightly husky aroma, a few orangezest and other fruity esters there too. Pleasant carbonation. The aroma was good preparation for the taste, in the mouth there’s a lovely deep bitter presence in the retronasals, and then on swallowing you realise this is jam-packed full of grainy malts, a really full marzen. And I don’t mean ’malts’ as in sugar, like fucked up US beers, I mean the malted grains - this is actually quite dry. The bitterness gives clues that there’s some roastiness too, and in the finish I even get a cocoa-like roasted hint (though perhaps more kamatahvelly than real chocolate). Full flavoured and thirst quenching - that’s what a beer should be like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Pours amber with a thin off-white head and a floral aroma There is a sweet toffee flavor with a slighlty bitter finish, and a little carbonation.

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