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RATINGS: 719   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (45037) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015

[ As Gordon Biersch Märzen ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, hay, sweet malt, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, bread, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150227]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (41350) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap in Pasadena. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing white head. Roasted caramel malt and butterish aroma. Flavour is dry breadish malty with a distinct roasted caramel flavour yet also with diacetyl. Ends breadish malty towards spiced.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (35005) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
[At the DC location] An orange beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of both caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, leading to a dry crisp end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25552) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, amber golden with a white head that leaves some lacing. Sweetish, lightly caramelish aroma - actually quite close to genuine Bamberg style. The body is medium, with lightly sweet caramel notes. The hops are dry and floral. Quite decent, and a lot better than expected given Gordon Biersches reputation.... 280307

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23896) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2004
Sampled draught at Gordon Biersch, Burbank.
Clear bronze, small head. Soapy nose, lightly roasty. Rounded, fairly clean mouthfeel. Medium bodied with low bitterness. Lacks oomph...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
draft @ SF location. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a malty bready and grainy aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty bready grainy flavor. Has a sweetish malty bready finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (22016) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft. Clear amber color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of caramel. Taste is caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19614) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Draught at the brewpub in Las Vegas
Nice amber color. Some malt aroma, partially fruity. Some malt and caramel taste, round, but simple.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18734) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at Dulles International Airport, Washington. Pale amber color, small offwhite head. Fruity, malty aroma, some berries, cherry notes and a bit sweetish. Fruity flavor, berries, rather nice grassy hops, some spices and with candy notes. Smooth malty finish.


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