RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (4794) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Tap @ Gordon Biersch, Taipei. Bright orange, reasonable head. Mild spicy toffee malt aroma. Big sweet malty flavour. Smooth with boiled sweet aftertaste. Too sweet & sickly for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (1093) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 15, 2016
On tap at Detroit airport. Caramel malts and sweet cookies. Different from the original German versions which tend to be ligjter. Its much darker, amber brown, and quite strong too. Dry and nutty, but very refreshing. More like a vienna lager than a marzen, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arthree (48) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
1/6 on a flight at the Glendale location. Clear copper colour with minimal head. Aroma of caramel, tangy sweetness, grass. Malt forward, light toffee flavors, grassy earthy hops in the background, dry finish. Not bad, on style, but forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4831) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2015
On tap at the Atlanta brewpub. Served colder than ideal temperature. Look: deep amber body with excellent clarity and a creamy tan head. Aroma: mild mix of malts and hops, with notes of caramel. Flavor: follows the aroma. Very clean but a bit milder than ideal. Mouthfeel: near medium body and carbonation. Nicely smooth. Overall: Compares well to a bunch of Bavarian marzens I have had lately from a Xmas Advent beer calender.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (1000) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Sampler from the flight of beers at the Washington, D.C. location Sweet and very fresh with a malty taste throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (1823) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
It’s a really nice amber marzen. Color is nice red with a little brown. Aroma is malty. Taste is refreshing smooth and a touch of residual sugars. Caramel notes. Detroit airport. Tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (9023) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Taipei. Clear light amber with a medium head. On the light side with malt, some fruit and caramel. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dayth (23) - - SEP 28, 2015
Inoffensive with light crisp malt backbone and mild hops bitterness. Aroma of brown sugar and caramels. Thin white head and standard carbonation. From bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Good beer pours nice good head. Good caramel and malty flavors not bitter easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (2120) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
12oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Medium maltiness. Not a lot else.

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