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Night Märzen - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Night MärzenNight Märzen

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71 Ratings
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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Reviews by MeisterBurger:
Photo of MeisterBurger
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from LCBO. Batch 1640. Bottled Sept 07/11.

Pours a clear rusty coppery brown topped by a thick, frothy off white head that drops nice sheets of lacing.

Aroma of peat, grains, aluminum. caramel, ash and oxidized apple flesh.

Tastes like ashy apples with a light bitter, chalky finish. Waxy. Definitely has Beau's house taste to it.

It's not wholly pleasant. The flowery, grassy bitterness is a bit much, and there's an off-putting ashiness reminiscent of Dead Elephant.

MeisterBurger, Sep 21, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +8.1%

beerhunter13, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

600ml brown bottle with a freshness date.

Brassy hue, clear with a sufficient amount of head. Aromas of rich toasted malt, bread crust, hay, and faint sweet herbal hop ... very clean. Love the smoothness, good crisp bite. Full malt jacket, clean and I can taste everything from light grassiness to bread to a hint of chicory. Hoppiness is just enough to balance with a kiss of herbal flavor. Finishes dry with lots of toasted grain.

Solid, perhaps not the most epic of the style but it leaves me wanting a lot more.

Jason, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Swedes21
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - real nice copper looking beer, clear and a nice slight off-white head. head has some good volume, provides some nice lacing. there was not an overwhelming amount of carbonation, but it had some.

Smell - some malts, caramel and slight metallic, there is some earthy tones as well. nothing too crazy, but very mild.

Taste - picking up the malts and caramel, there is some slight bread grains and wheat in this beer as well. there is a slight bitterness near the end, but nothing that is lasting.

Mouthfeel - not a tremendous amount of carbonation added, but some volume and bitterness.

Overall - i enjoyed this beer, would buy again and drink again, its a light alternative to every day beer.

Swedes21, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of BGDrock
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

Appearance: clean; amber colouring; large suds which fade fairly quick

Aroma: fruitiness hits first; hint of peach; hops lingering in the back

Taste & Mouthfeel: huge flavour - hops and malt all at once; starts to lean more towards hops after a few seconds; hints of maple and stone fruit; grassy bitterness lingers nicely; carbonation and body is just right

Overall: strongly flavoured and almost feeling like a pale ale; straightforward taste in the end

BGDrock, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Volo caskfest 2008. Pours a light brown. CInammon, caramel, and smoke. Minimal head. Watery. Consistent score with the others have had from this brewery. Third day on the cask, but I doubt it was a winner from the start. Other vague spiciness. Minimal aromas, some smoke.

Sammy, Oct 20, 2008
Photo of CanuckRover
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper, thick off-white head. Nice clear lacings.

Clean grain, very light caramel, grassy continental hops.

Nice grain flavour, mid-palate has a good toast character with a bit of sweetness. Clean finish with just a touch of bitterness.

"Clean" is the operative word here. Flavours are clrealy defined and pretty spot-on. Feel like either the malt or hops could be amped up just a tad, but a good drinkable Oktoberfest otherwise.

CanuckRover, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of jbonapar
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden brilliantly clear with a strong and persistent head.

Saaz hoppy smell perhaps. Earthy smell with subtle grass

Taste is smooth, slightly sweet and malty with a wonderful peppery bitterness. The pepper builds as the malt dissipates. Very nice.

Overall very enjoyable beer. Would be easy to drink a bunch of these. A great beer by Beau's.

jbonapar, Dec 02, 2011
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


DaveBar, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of paxkey
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm starting to warm up to Beau's. They grabbed my attention with their fancy rustic packaging but i was a little dissapointed with their flagship lugtread ale. I found it to be freshly made. but uninspiring in its style. I was totally turned around with their Dunkel Buck. I'm hoping this will be a hit as well.

the color of the body is an amber, very clear with nice two finger head sticking around.

a definite malt bomb. sweet beery aromas wafting from glass. a little zesty spice on the nose. smells sweet and tempting.

lots of hops come through. it starts out really nice and bitter. the middle hits you with some malty sweetness and it finishes with some bready malt.
the beer is light to medium bodied with a bit of chewiness to it. crisp carbonation and a nice sensation on the palate.

i am sensing the same malt profile as in the lugtread. a little bit cardboardy on the finish.

a lot of flavor in the middle but the finish just reminds a little to much of that pan-malt finish that is so common to so many beers i find uninteresting.
decent to drink but i cant see myself seeking this out again.

paxkey, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle purchase as soon as they were available at the LCBO in Ottawa: Poured a clear amber color ale with no head, no lacing and no carbonation. Aroma consists of light sweet grainy malt. Taste is also dominated by unrefined grainy malt with some light sweet caramel notes. Body has a weird oily texture with no carbonation. Definitely not too good and even wondering if this was a bad bottle as there was no carbonation and malt notes were off – I’ll have to put this on the re-rate list.

Phyl21ca, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Rhino.

A - Light to medium amber colour, translucent; small amount of off white head.

S - Bready malts and sweet caramel.

T - Bready malts, biscuit, sweet caramel, a touch of brown sugar and a slight hop bite in the finish.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

WillAndSarah, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of dipso123
3/5  rDev -18.9%

dipso123, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of ssmack
4/5  rDev +8.1%

ssmack, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of ritzkiss
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600ml bottle at The Only, bottled Sep 07/2011. 5.5% ABV. If there's anyone in Ontario who understands the power of packaging and marketing, it's Beau's.

Pours a brilliant clear coppery color with a finger of head that drops to a film. Nose is very clean, caramel and Munich malts, light berry like fruitiness. Flavor is similar, so clean and smooth, berries and caramel, a hint of earth, true to lager style. Moderate sweetness for style with a pleasant drying kick in the end, good carb. Not overly complex but drinkable in spades, to style. Sign me up for more. My only qualm is that it's a touch pricey for what it is...

ritzkiss, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml Bottle

Appearance – Clear copper colour with an above average size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 6 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, grains, hay/straw, caramel, hops, earthiness

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a lower than average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and a fair amount of hops. There is also the signature Beau's straw/hay/farm/earthy flavour going on. The beer finishes with a malty slightly bitter aftertaste,

Overall – I'm really not a fan of the Beau's straw/musty/hay/farm type taste, but for this beer it actually works kind of well. Seeing as how its a fall/Oktoberfest type beer, the hay/straw flavours actually seem to fit. I had this last year on tap, and I liked it much more this time around from the bottle.

spinrsx, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Mr_Rocca, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

RedAleMan, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, 650ml. Bottled November 9, 2011 - fresh as shit. ABV listed at 5.5%.

Pours a clear golden orange, with a semi-dense soapy white head, which leaves behind some splotchy lacework and moderate retention. Nose is earthy and bready, with a signature Beau's organic feel to it. A touch of lightly grassy and spicy hop notes. Taste an earthy, grassy and spicy hop kick at the beginning with more of the Beau's organic flair. This opens up into a nice caramel and sweet bready malt base. A touch of bitterness in the finish, but the malt sweetness takes control of the palate, leaving the hops to serve only as ornaments (I'm staring at a Christmas tree right now...). Medium full body with a decent weight and chew on this. Medium low carbonation and incredibly drinkable, this would do well being served in one-liter steins. I'm drooling thinking about that.

liamt07, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of uno99
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven t done a beer review in so long, so I had a look in the fridge and grabbed the first beer my arm reached for...

Appearance: Really love beau's packaging. Yes it amps the price up (probably considerably) but there is probably no better presentation in Ontario. The beer iteslf is a rich copper hue with a nice white head that leaves ample lacing on my tall Stiegl glass.

Smell: A hint of caramel from the malt is a warm welcome. the malt is very clean and clear. Hops are present too and nicely balanced. Despite the rustic packaging from Beau's this one is no barnyardy brew. Very clean on the nose.

Taste: My wife remarked that there's not a lot of flavor here, and while I agree, it does suit the style well. The finish is where the flavors come alive however. a long toffee and pine taste is lingering and warm.

Mouth-feel: Pretty juicy. I suppose it could be a bit drier for my taste. Carbonation is spot on and helps the situation. Bitterness from the hops is really good on the finish.

Overall: A beer I could easily drink all October long, but not one I'd personally seek to drink a ton of. Nightmarzen is however a well balanced, easy drinking beer with some nice character on the finish.

uno99, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of SebD
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice
off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of caramel, bready malts, grains, grassy hops and light spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grains, bready malts, with grassy hops balancing it out, some caramel and some toffee.

Mouthfeel: It has a light carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Very refreshing!

SebD, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
4/5  rDev +8.1%

ppoitras, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Yoozeo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Yoozeo, Jan 05, 2013
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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Night Märzen from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.