RATINGS: 713   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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Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2015
draft, this one was ok. The balance and flavor profile was pretty much dead on, did taste a little flat.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottled. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wooden, floral, mild earthy notes. Flavour is fruity, floral and quite nicely balanced sweet malts to it. Flavour is very similar in a good balance. Not the most exciting Märzen though.

yngwie (17262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
A clear, dark golden beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is caramel malty with a fruity touch. It’s medium bodied, a bit sweet on the palate, and with a very soft carbonation. Caramel, some bread and a faint roasted touch in the flavor. Fruityness and some grass, and a faint bitterness. Lasting bready finish with a fruity touch. Rather boring and far from true to style this one. 140227

Koelschtrinker (21844) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
Süßlicher, malzig herber Antrunk. Die Süße ist etwas zu stark, hell, besonders zum Ende eher laff. Ok. 8/9/9/8//9

TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Gordon Biersch Park Lane. Poured a clear copper with a thin beige head and no lacing. Taste of caramel malts, slightly roasted malts, and malty throughout. Medium carbonation, medium body. Meh...

brucebruce81 (392) - GUAM - FEB 12, 2015
This beer was very good it had medium body and well balanced hops. I would drink this on a regular basis. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Thisis12ptfont (1225) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Aromas of caramel, carbonated malts, sugared toffee and grains. Appears a standard copper with a thin white foam rim. Taste is buttered caramel, hops, creamy malts, subtle toffee and hop oils. Overall, pretty solid lager actually. Well rounded taste with a noticeable hop profile.

kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Tap, Seattle. Pours a crystal clear orangish copper body with a small fizzy head that quickly vanished. The nose is a little too sweet with a butterscotch like note that really spells disaster for me. I hate that in what’s supposed to be a clean lager. The flavor is showing significant diacetyl. Sweet buttery caramel malt base, zero hops to balance or cover it up. Light bodied but clingy and sticky from the diacetyl, soft gentle carbonation. Major brewing flaws here, yuck

keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle dated July.

Appearance: Light hazy amber body with a dense rocky light tan head.

Aroma: Sweet malts of caramel and toast. Light hop bitterness.

Taste: Sweet bready malts with light bitterness.

Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

Overall: Not too bad, a touch too sweet but enjoyable.

brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap @ Gordon Biersch San Jose. Clear, bright amber colored beer with a white head. Peanut butter, toast, and a lot of caramel on the nose. Some apple and grassy notes. A bit of a grainy, cereal quality to it. A lot of sweet, malty, sugary flavors to this. A lot of fucken peanut butter for some reason. A bit of apple butter, grass, and some floral hops. Okay, I guess.

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