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Night Märzen - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bready, biscuity malt backbone complemented by a firm hop presence that lends balancing bitterness, and promotes its high drinkability.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: Derek on 10-18-2008)
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Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

TerryW, Sunday at 03:32 AM
Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Mack, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of MasterOfArgos39
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%

MasterOfArgos39, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $4.35 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass. Bottled September 16, 2014.

Appearance - starts of a light straw near gold color, but as it accumulates in the glass the beer turns to a darker shade of orange. Capped by two plus fingers of off white head and a plethora of sticky lacing. Goodly amount of visible carbonation in the clear body. Nice head retention.

Smell - fall like, earthy dank, some caramel and a slightly vergeatative smell, but it works very well. Perfect for a cool October day.

Taste - mild earthy flavor, some corn like sweetness, and a decent but not overbearing bitterness. Slight booziness blends with the corn and caramel sweetness nicely and gives a balanced feel.

Mouthfeel - smooth, clean and crisp with moderate carbonation and a light yet refined feel given the flavor profiles and body.

Overall - a very good Oktoberfest beer, with plenty of sweet caramel malts counterbalanced by the mild bitterness. Really enjoyable and great seasonal offering.

DenisKolkin, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600 mL bottle from the LCBO; packaged on Sept 10 2014 and served slightly chilled. This is the only one of Beau's major rotating seasonals that I have not yet tried.

Pours a lovely, clear golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of dense, creamy off-white head. Retention is pretty good, with the head lasting a number of minutes before finally settling into a bubbly film, slight collar and a modest amount of lace. The aroma is fairly subtle, but otherwise mostly appropriate for the style - grainy barley malts, toasted bread and caramel are noticeable, with slight hints of grassy German hops. Works for me.

This is a pretty standard malt-forward lager; well-made and tasty. The malts are grainy and sweet, with toasted bread, biscuits and a somewhat orchard-fruity note accompanying the mild caramel sweetness. Finishes with more grassy Continental hops and a weakly herbal note, which linger briefly into the aftertaste, which is slightly minerally. Not much residual sweetness. On the light side of medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation levels for the style, which provide a relatively smooth, crisp feel on the palate.

Final Grade: 3.69, a decent B grade. I've tried several new märzens over the past few weeks, and while Beau's Night Märzen is probably not my favourite, it's still a very solid lager that I'd consider picking up again. Very approachable, but not the sort of beer that is going to be blowing many socks off. Worth a shot.

thehyperduck, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

DamoTO700, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Pmicdee, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Hoppy_McGee, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of mjacquard
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%

mjacquard, Sep 23, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev 0%

Cycle69, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of -steve-
4/5  rDev +8.1%

My mouth was watering pouring this coppery brew topped by tons of foamy and bubbly head. Definitely smells like a lager with an underlying malty sweetness. Oh yeah, nothing like the malty sweetness taking the edge off the astringent lager taste. Really nice balance between the bitter and sweetness. Definitely a manly brew with a sharp, bitter taste giving way to a sweet finish.

-steve-, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of franksdadtigs
4/5  rDev +8.1%

franksdadtigs, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

CRObighit2, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Jotora, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Russ_Macklem
1/5  rDev -73%

Pours the expected color for the style but that's where it ends.

Smells like wet, rotten grain.

Taste is over-hopped. All I can taste is hop oil and wet, rotten grain.

This was a drain-pour.

This is the worst beer I have had in a long time. Very disappointing.

Unfortunate as I do like Beau's lagered ale (kolsh)

craft beer does not always mean good beer.

good thing I had some banquet beer in the fridge.

I don't just drink macros, so don't go there. Had Grand River Pumpkin (very good for the style) and a Worthington's White Shield IPA (A+ for the style) earlier today.

Don't waste your money.

Russ_Macklem, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Purchased at the LCBO for $4.85 for a 600ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- 3.5- Opens well decent head. Clear and fairly dark golden color

S- 3.5- Ok at best. Malt is there but that's about it

T- 3.75- Very light considering the style. Soft malt, not a lot of hops but some are there. Very mellow all around

M- 3.75- Light for this style of beer. Malt shows through later on. Tongue coating at times

O- 3.75- Pretty good. Will not buy again though. Pretty expensive for the flavor

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer went well with...... Roasted chicken with potato

Enjoy

DaveBar, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Bf_89
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Bf_89, Sep 05, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

slackt, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ktat, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

wizo, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

ppoitras, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bigox420, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of polloenfuego
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 600 ml bottle to a pint glass.

Night Märzen pours an orange/amber with a two to three finger head, which is foamy or soapy in appearance and breaks down leaving a thin layer of bubbles. The smell is mild and has hints of hops and malts, it is remarkably unremarkable. The traste brings out the hops a bit more but that is on the tail end. That is where most of the flavor is in this beer, on the tail end...malts and toffee also come through mid range to tail end as well. There is little up front but a subtle grassy taste. The mouth feel is light to medium and the carbonation is mild.

Overall, I found this to be an average beer. It is not something in would revisit. Interestingly enough several of my friends swear by this beer. Personal preference being what it is, I guess that is why we all review separately and not collectively.

polloenfuego, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

RedAleMan, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

GoHabsGo, Oct 07, 2013
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Night Märzen from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.