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Marzen - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 4.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: plaid75 on 05-21-2007)
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-23-2014 05:29:12 | More by TychoNDC
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New York

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the John Harvard's in Lake Grove, NY. Served in a pint glass. Served incredibly out of season but hey, I love Marzen no matter when I get it.

Look: orange body with no haze or anything like that. A thin, white head that fades fairly quickly and doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. Looks okay.

Smell: malty, some grain, a bit of Munich and caramel malts. Accurate for the style if not exceptional.

Taste: follows the nose with some toasted malt, Munich, and a little caramel sweetness with a bit of hops in the finish. Not a whole lot here but it represents Marzen pretty well.

Feel: medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and appropriate for the style.

Drink: easily sessionable. Though John Harvard's seems to make a point of never letting you know the ABV of their beers, this can't be more than 4.5%.

Overall: a decent Marzen even if its nothing spectacular. Worth a try if you're at the brewpub but I don't know if I would seek it out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2011 04:28:11 | More by SkunkWorks
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New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the JH in Lake Grove, NY

A - Pours orange with a white foam head on top. Very clear.

S - Very fall scents of chestnuts, pine, and wheat.

T - A good sweet to bitter range on this. Could stand to be crisper though.

M - Good drinker; could easily be a good Oktoberfest beer.

O - Not overwheling, but one of the tastier beer at John Harvard's.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2011 02:51:52 | More by socon67
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New York

3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a amber/orange color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a nice malty scent that boasts of toffee and nutty notes. It's got a caramel edge that's also quite dry. The taste is average. It has a grainy, pale and Munich malt flavor that's caramelized for some light sweetness. It goes down easy with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent beer, although it's a little on the grainy side.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

04-19-2009 02:22:31 | More by WesWes
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New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at JH. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor is sweet initially with some wheat and crackery malt notes and a fruity finish. The malt backbone is very nice. Super fresh and crisp. A surprising beer, especially considering that oktoberfest/marzen is not one of my favorite styles.
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

04-15-2009 21:07:17 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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New York

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a husky grain and a solid caramel malt.

The taste consisted of a firm toasted grain with some caramel sweetness. Smattering of noble hop dried the flavor out a bit.

The mouthfeel was of medium fullness with an astringent finish.

Overall a very nice and very drinkable marzen. Pretty well balanced.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

05-21-2007 00:56:26 | More by plaid75
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice lace considering the thin head; amber color; clear

Mild malt aroma; light hop as aspected for the style.

Traditional flavor profile for a marzen. The malt is strong throughout the tasting; the hop is present, but only as a balance. The aftertaste is 50-50 blend of maltiness and hop. Fairly full bodied for the style.

Nice beer, excellent example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House, 1 Worcester Road, Framingham

12-25-2004 21:45:26 | More by smcolw
Marzen from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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