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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Choice hops and five different specialty malts are combined to produce this rich, amber and copper-toned lager. Sweeter in flavor than Sudwerk’s other core offerings, the Märzen has a full robust character with a smooth, zen-like finish.

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3.5
blackisle (2816) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle 12fl.oz. @home poured into a shaker. Gusher. Strong malty nose; clear medium amber, small frothy off-white head, light lacing; aroma toasted malts, caramel, licorice, overripe fruit; smooth taste, medium sweet and light bitter, caramel, overripe fruit, brown sugar; malty sweetbitter aftertaste, spicy notes; medium body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation; quite nice.

3.4
blipp (9713) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Draft. Pours amber with a white head. Toasted and sweet malts, some candy sweetness, and toffee and bready notes. Fine.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13825) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Draught at BLAH. Pours dark amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention. Aroma is caramel and bready malt, caramelized notes and melanoidins, light earthy hops. Flavor is melanoidins, bready malt, light earthy hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
beer_rookie (667) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Pours an amber color. Good two finger head, beigey color. Okay retention, okay lacing. Looks like it should.

Aroma is well....malty. It is malty. Malty...check. One user mentioned raw pumpkin, and I’ll agree to that. But there is a touch of toffee and brown sugar in there, but that’s reaching.

Taste is sweet and malty. Toffee, brown sugar, medium roasted malts. Buttered toast.

Mouthfeel is medium light bodied. So smooth, and drinkable. Such a remarkable finish. Yeah, that’s a good finish.

Overall, this is a good marzen. A lot of brewers try to play around with the style, and it seems they usually fail. But this one is a classic, and it’s good, and it’s well done. I’d recommend this, and I’d buy it again.

3
thegreenrooster (4562) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is on ok malty bread with some caramel notes. Flavor is more of some light bready malt with a little sweetness on the back end. Decent but nothing spectacular as the malt is there but a bit too light for my liking.

3.4
vyvvy (6739) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2016
It pours light amber with an off white head. The aroma had rich malt, nuttiness, toffee and full caramel. It has a medium body with light carbonation. The taste is like the aroma with lots of lager smoothness, spice and some mush. Decent.

3.3
edgallow (4479) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2016
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, and nutty. Taste is nutty, toasted grain and some caramel.

3.6
brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap @ Sudwerk Dock Store. Clear amber colored beer with a finger of white foam. Bread, toast, and biscuit malt aromas. There’s a light spice and leafy, floral hop quality to it, too. Maybe a touch earthy in terms of the flavor. Light bitterness, some sweet malt, and a touch of orange peel. Maybe a very subtle acidity. Decent enough.

3
J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Not much in the aroma other than what seems like raw pumpkin. Slightly murky orange amber color with a small bubbly white head. Flavor is toasted wood and some more very slightly vegetal gourd. There’s a light sugary sweetness that seems separated from the rest of the flavor that finally resolves into more of a caramel sweetness. Hops are evident but also seem strangely disconnected from the rest of the flavor. Finishes a bit watery with lasting bitterness and some sweetness. There’s very little here that reminds me of a Marzen. My label looks different from the photo here, so it makes me wonder if this is a different/new version. Although this seems to be a somewhat disjointed beer, it’s not bad overall. I’d like to try this fresh from the brewery to see if this one’s just off since Sudwerk is a find brewery.

2.7
bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Tap. Pours clear Amber, small off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is Bready, caramel, grass. Flavor is fairly sweet, malty, hints of cardboard, light bitterness, a tad sour, lemon. Medium light body. Meh.


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