RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This amber colored lager is in the Märzen style. Rich and hearty for Oktoberfest celebration.

Editor’s Note: Found at several Rock Bottom locations. Alcohol varies, but is usually slightly above or below 5.5%.

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3.2
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2009
(Draught, 4.8% abv version) Pours a hazy deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of grain, sweet malt, and earthiness. Flavor of toasted grain, nuts, and hops (grass, earth).

3.1
Headbanger (4023) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Draught at Colorado Springs (10/7/08)-Pours an amber with a nice white head. Aroma of malt. Taste of malt and hops. This medium bodied brew was pretty well balanced and hoppier than most Märzens.

3.1
rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
On tap at the Denver location, amber color, with a white head, grainy, toasted, malt nose, with some caramel, nutty, fruity accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp toasty, biscuity maklt character, with some faint nutty, dried fruity, raisin, fig flavors, with a hint of flowery hop, leading towards a fruity, malty finish.

3.2
DocLock (11108) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Draft at King of Prussia. Pours medium brown with off-tan head. Nose is caramel malty with earthy, nutty, and some mild figgy notes, and the flavor is medium-bodied, with solid malt, mild hazelnut, backup hops, and brown sugar.

3.6
RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Had on tap at Rock Bottom Colorado Springs. Aroma is very faint with just a hint of malt. Color is a deep orange/brown with mellow carbonation and a thin but tight head. It starts with a medium body that goes down easy and smooth. Finish is malty with a good hop flavor and mild bitterness. This is a well balanced and very drinkable Märzen.

3
DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2008
(10/9/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Chicago. As "Octoberfest Marzen Bier". Clear amber color. Aroma of toasted, slightly caramelly, malt and some slightly herbal hops. Sweet malty flavor with some caramel, notes of yeast, and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

3.5
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear amber color. The head was off white and left some lace behind on the glass. Smelled of toffee, nuts, and subdued noble hops. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor followed the aroma with toffee and noble hop notes. Pretty good Oktoberfest.

3.3
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2008
On tap into mug, Rock Bottom Chicago. Clear copper brown in the glass with an initially fluffy white head. Dark and crisply malty on both smell and taste. Very clean, with not much in the way of unfermented sugar. Tastes of dry leaves, dirt, maize, dark bitterness. Definitely session-esque on profile, and nicely dry because of the Saaz. Good beer.

4
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Rock Bottom La Jolla. Great oktoberfest, refreshing, sweet, and clean, with only the slightest bite. Deep amber in color, with a leafy, malty aroma and malty flavor with perfectly balanced carbonation. Quite a good beer IMO.

2.8
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2008
On tap in Minneapolis. The abv was listed at 6.2%. The body was deep copper colored with an offwhite head. The aroma was caramel and apples. There was also some hay. The taste was toffee and leathery with some light apple core. ok, but lacks malt backbone even for an Ofest.


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