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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: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stumblor (64) - - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle from the Empress. Clean as a whistle, with a palette like any smooth lager/pils. Ever so slight bitterness, fresh and light. One for the sun. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hauxe (478) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2016
Pours gold with a foamy white head that soon fades. Aroma has hints of lemon, corn, herb but is overall subdued. Taste trends sweet but is complemented by a green apple sourness. Underneath it all is a grainy bitterness with light metallic notes. Nice balance actually. Too bad I don’t particularly like it. Adequate carbonation over a medium body. Seems well made, but not up my alley.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (11587) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, light fruity hops and green apple. Flavour is above light sweet and bitter. Above light bodied with moderate carbonation. [05-09-2016]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LomYst (826) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2016
Viezige riolige mouten, nare bitterheid op tong en in afdronk... verder erg zoet... toch redelijk drinkbaar... stevig

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Blueshawk (451) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2016
- hellgelbe Farbe mit geringer Schaumbildung - kaum wahrnehmbare Aromen nach etwas Banane und Brot - Carbonisierung ok - geschmacklich erkennt man eine leichte malzige Süße und aus war’s - der Abgang bringt dann die Wässrigkeit des Biers richtig zum Vorschein Fazit: Wässriges Allerweltsbier

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9486) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2016
50cl bottle shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Clear pale golden pour. Refreshing

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lello4ever (744) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2016
Bionda piuttosto limpida, schiuma bianca compatta. Aroma di malto e cereali. Al palato totale dolcezza del malto, con una punta amara finale. Carbonazione media. Discreta.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (711) - Lausanne and Lima, SWITZERLAND - AUG 6, 2016
I drank this beer in a imbiss in Lörrach, during a heavy rain. It is a classical beer but it is pleasant to drink. The taste is well balanced, malt, hop and sugar, nice mix between sweetness and bitterness, regular carbonation, yellow and gold color, thin and white foam.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaCanard (91) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2016
La vraie bière de la Forêt Noire! La couleur y est, le parfum aussi. Agréable à boire avec un morceau de jambon fumé local. Une réussite !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - JUN 8, 2016
Very fresh malt aroma
Lasting bitter finish
At the same time slight sweet stickiness
Thick in taste

A great German pils.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (8039) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle. Yellow in colour with a decent, white, head. Bready malts, straw, a hint of stone fruit and suggestion of grassy hops, before a moderately bitter finish. A good lager.


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