Brewed by South African Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Sandton, South Africa
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Hansa Marzen Gold is the first locally developed but internationally based beer to be introduced to South Africa in many years. Heavily influenced by the German brewing tradition, Hansa Marzen Gold is neither a pilsner nor a regular lager, but a ‘marzen-style’ German beer, with a special recipe using slow roasted amber malt as a key ingredient. It is brewed for significantly longer than regular beer styles and together with its unique flavour, will set the product apart in the premium category.

Its look and feel is distinctly premium in a green bottle with copper foiling. Amber malt prepared at high temperatures gives the brew a deep amber hue, a rich malty aroma and brewhouse flavour. It is brewed using four different malt types and uses the classic Hallertau Pearlē hop from Hallert in Germany. The product has an alcohol content of 5.2%.

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Vaiz's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold. Aroma of grainy, crispy hops, some faint malts. Flavor is slightly bitter, some malts, quite watery. Clean though.

ChewyBeer (442) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours clear with low head. Slightly malty nose. Slightly sweet malt flavour. Medium carbonatiin Not bad.

Mooms (178) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Improvement on regular Hansa. Treat it as a lager, not a German Märzen. Dry in the beginning, more pronounced hops and bitterness at the end. High carbonation.

Wim (4240) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
on holiday in Namibia gold blond coloured sparkling body with a big white head and a spicy malt aroma a spicy hop sweet malt flavor with a bitter finish

fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle at World of Beer, Johannesburg
Light amber color with medium sized head. The aroma is acceptable, malty. The mouthfeel is dry, the malt flavor is poor, with cereals and corn feeling, and a light metallic touch. The bitterness is rather low. I couldn’t finish it.

aleksander9 (1927) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2013
This beer is like a pils with a small amount of caramel malt. Some skunk in aroma and aftertaste. Overall: Easy to drink, okay beer.

AtronSeige (1788) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 29, 2013
Aroma: toasty grain, Appearance: Nice, clear gold with very small head. Taste: Medium-high bitterness, very crisp, medium-sweet toasted grain, dry finish, Palate: Slightly creamy, medium carbonation with a slight bite. Overall: An enjoyable beer. I will need to get a few more of these. 340 ml bottle, poured.

Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. This is one of the worst marzens out there. I do not know what possessed them to brew this.

SnorkWortel (15) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 26, 2013
big brewery ( commercial beer ). slightly golden color. almost no aroma. taste watered down and not far from an Amstel lager. Skip!

Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Dull amber colour. Slightly caramelly nose with crackery notes. Similar taste, with a good bit of carbonation to keep the sweet caramel in check. Still, a bland macro amber lager.

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