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Brewed by Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Grafenhausen-Rothaus, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To come up with a name for our Zäpfle bottle version of our Märzen Export, we went back to the history of this variety of beer.

Before refrigerators and ice machines existed, the last batches of bottom-fermented beer could only be brewed in March (März) at the latest. It was then cooled with naturally forming ice. To harvest the ice, two processes were commonly implemented. Large blocks of ice were frequently cut from the ice sheets of ponds that were frozen over. They were then stored in the cellars of breweries. The second process is what gave Eiszäpfle (or icicle in English) its name. Large wooden scaffolding was sprayed with water so that icicles would form on the beams. These could then be knocked off and used to cool the beer.

Our Märzen Export also used to be cooled in this way. Today we commemorate this laborious process with the name Eiszäpfle. The name, however, is also intended to inspire a thirst in summer months for this refreshing and aromatic Märzen Export beer, as well as provide comforting pleasure in winter when the icicles hang down outside from the edges of roofs.

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PintjeFritz (340) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Nice small bottle but no detail information about the malts, hops or drinktemperature. Clear golden beer with short white head, smell is grass, taste is light watery, light bitter, short finish, mild, flat carbonation,

1.9
rondphoto (4448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2017
gift from son Kyle - Thanks! --- bb 26.10.17 --- Clear medium-light golden amber, white head that is quickly at the rim, sprays of lace. Taste is sweet malt and an adjunct, light fizz, and light bittering, leaving me wondering...."what happened?" Not at all satisfactory for me.

2.6
ruigo (2990) - PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear pale golden with a thin white head. Straw, malty and caramel. Watery.

2.7
Zlotta (3282) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2017
0.33 l bottle, best before October 2017. Clear, golden yellow with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, white head. Sweetish, slightly grassy-spicy and a bit malty aroma of straw, grains and some caramel. Moderately sweet, malty and slightly grassy-spicy taste of grains, straw and some caramel, followed by a short, moderately bitter, slightly grassy-spicy finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Okay, nothing special.

2.7
Foerdifuxx (365) - Franconia, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2017
Clear orange golden beer with a small, shortlasting, white head. Aromas of grassy and spicy hops, hay, pale malt, light caramel. Taste is malty with caramel and some alcohole, medium sweet light bitter overall. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Drinkable.

2.9
FinnIckler (479) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle looks good from here . Nose is honey, wheat, citrus. Palate is sweet, wheat, Malt, honey. Meh

3
TEJA (3056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2017
Sampled at Hofbräu Abensberg. Big and lasting white head. Clear solid yellow color. Small aroma of conserved cherries. Mild and malty taste. Well fermented to give a dry finnish with a medium to big body.

2.8
sjogro (4139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle at home. Clear golden with white head. Sweet malts, grain, corn, butter, sugar, bit dusty/cardboardy. Moderate sweet and bitter. Under medium body, soft carbonation, bit malty feel.

2.1
Michael27 (1980) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (REWE Heidelberg). Klares Gold mit schöner Schaumkrone im Glas. Sieht besser aus, als es schmeckt. Ganz spät kommt gewisse Hopfennote.

2.6
Ritzn (1380) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2016
Clear golden/amber with almost no head. Aroma is crispy hops, lemon juice, some toast. Taste is a malty body with some alcohol, crispy sweetness and sourness, much hop tartness. Not so easy to drink due to the alcoholic feel in the mouth. Meh.


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