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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dry-hopped Märzen is an American interpretation of a classic German Oktoberfest. Dry-hopped with Hallertauer Mittelfrüh.

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3.1
b3shine (8872) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent caramelish gold with off-white head. Smells malty with notes of caramel and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a medium light-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but underwhelming.

3.6
bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2014
(aka Calwer Eck-Schlafly Collaboration brew. Backlog retrieved from notes, 0711 chapter) Had this by the complimentary pitcher when Schlafly’s brewer was invited to visit sister city Stuttgart in 2010 as part of the St.Louis mayoral delegation on the occasion of their 50th partnership celebration. Combined the upfront goodness of a US dryhop with Calwer Eck’s Braumeister Märzen: German balance in a prime sessioning Keller, including a full range of bready spice, zest and even vanilla. Sweetish, in tune with SW-German customs, but very nice. Rare visits at Calwer Eck nowadays make me long for this unique, one-occasion brew, as unfortunately their regular offerings couldn’t be more lacklustre and soggy.

3.2
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2014
Draft @ schlafly Taproom, St Louis, MO. Pours a golden pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy spicy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grainy citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy citrus hoppy finish.

3
gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Thick foam. Sweet, almost like extract. Not too bitter. Pretty tasty. Sampled at hop in the city 2013.

3.2
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
Copper color with a low white head and a very low amount of carbonation. Aroma has a light Munich malt, light apple, and a light grainy malt presence late. Flavor starts off with a strong apple flavor, modest munich malt kick in the middle with a sweet raisin/date ending. Body is light. Overall an okay beer. The malt didn’t participate in the flavor as much as one would expect. I have never had a raisin flavor come through in a marzen, kinda neat in that respect as it works very nicely. I could tell this was dry hopped.

3.4
RobertDale (6474) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
On tap at the Schlafly Tap Room. Comes clear amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and pine. Taste is malt, caramel, citrus, grain, and spice. Not too sweet. Very nice.

3.5
seymour (2045) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Tasted on-tap 9/17/2011 at the Hop in the City Festival in a clean half-pint taster glass. Marketed as " Trocken Hopfen Märzen" today. Märzen is the style upon which popular Oktoberfest beers are based. This one is deliberately hoppier, Americanized interpretation. The results are good. Thankfully, Schlafly stuck with noble German hops. Nearly everyone loves a sweet, amber German lager. This one’s just a bit more bitter-sweet. I could drink a bunch of these.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is spice/fruit/lemon taste is spice/fruit/lemon, light/medium malt-toast/bread. (hallertau)

3.7
jandd1983 (4318) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Sampler at the W&C in Ballwin, Mo. It poured an amber color with an off- white head. The aroma was mostly malty, somewhat piney and had hints of fruitiness. The flavor was malty, with spices and caramels, but not very fruity, just a very decent balance of all combined ingredients. This was a very good brew and hopefully the Schlafly brewers will get it back on line.

3.8
phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
What the hell is with the name of this thing? It was on tap at Hop in the City 2010 under the name Trocken Hopfen Marzen (apologies for the missing umlauts), with the same description. I had no idea St. Louis and Stuttgart were sister cities, by the way. Anyway, this one pours a clear amber-gold color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma was surprisingly fruity, with apples, apricots, and pineapple hitting before notes of bready malts, grains, and the kind of hops that show up in a lot of Bavarian beers. Flavor was not as fruity, but had a nice balance of the same fruits mentioned above with bready malts, mild spice, hops, cereal, and toast. Medium-bodied, with average carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Finishes dry. I liked this beer a lot more than I thought I would; put it back on soon, Schlafly.


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