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


on tap

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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. 13.4%

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foles' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foles (45) - - DEC 24, 2012
A typical modern pale Oktoberfest style beer. A little sugary in the malt profile. But overall fairly decent and goes down well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

EdKing (2655) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2017
On keg in 1 Lombard Street. Clear golden amber with a thin white foam head. Nose is toasted grains, crisp lager yeast, some caramel sweetness, subtle grass and straw. Nose is clean and crisp, little caramel, toasted grain, light straw/grass, subtle caramel sweetness and light crisp bite on the finish.

NallePalle (715) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle, 33 cl. Decent Märzen, a hint of herbal features in aroma. Carbonation feels present.

goozen (4150) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear golden colored brew with an pretty but not yet annoying sweet taste. hints of apples, lemon and caramel. Bought it as Märzen Export.

Chopper925 (597) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle. Clear dark golden color, small white head. Grassy, light malty aroma. Sweet taste, medium bitterness. Malty, floral, grassy aftertaste. Low carbonation, medium texture.
A bit too sweet for my taste.

PintjeFritz (410) - 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,

rondphoto (4494) - 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.

ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear pale golden with a thin white head. Straw, malty and caramel. Watery.

Zlotta (3966) - 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.

Foerdifuxx (420) - 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.

FinnIckler (914) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle looks good from here . Nose is honey, wheat, citrus. Palate is sweet, wheat, Malt, honey. Meh

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