Night Märzen - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Night MärzenNight Märzen

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: Derek on 10-18-2008

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

30 IBU
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Photo of Jason
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of Swedes21
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of BGDrock
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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

Photo of Sammy
3.2/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of jbonapar
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of DaveBar
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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


Photo of ChrisCage
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured this into my pint glass and am greeted with a great looking head that looks like the top of a volcano that erupted whipped cream once it settled....excellence in retention! Lacing is awesome as well with nothing but thick foamwork clinging to any area not encompassed by beer! There seems to be a decent amount of carbonation rising through the moderately to heavy hazed copper colored brew!

S- There is a very well balanced aroma between leafy noble hops and caramel malts. It is rich in smell and slightly grainy....I don't feel there's much else to say....just a nice smelling beer!

T- Very malt forward and sweet but not in a cloying way....very much of caramels and toffee. Slightly grainy as the aroma suggests. There is a certain fruitiness about it but I can't put my finger on it....perhaps very slight of bananas. The finish is mainly sweet and just a tinge of Earthy bittering hops help to balance out the strong malts.

M/O- This is a really smooth beer with a mild carbonation and rich buttery body that is definitely in that medium range somewhere. At the same time, this is crisp and refreshing and goes very well with a Ukrainian garlic sausage that I'm enjoying at the moment. A very session-able beer that hides the alcohol well, I would buy this again and have no issues drinking this over an evening with friends! I will buy this again and recommend anyone to find it and try it!

Photo of paxkey
3.7/5  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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.47/5  rDev -33.6%
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.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of ritzkiss
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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...

Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of liamt07
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of uno99
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of SebD
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
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!

Photo of thehyperduck
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
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: 3.7, 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.

Photo of cfrancis
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first foray into marzen and it's a winner! Orange/brown colour with a generous frothy head. Aroma is wood, malt and spice. Taste is really well balanced. Flavours of hop, wood and spice tickle the palate. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer and will definitely be looking forward to this seasonal every year!

Photo of bryehn
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken at Beau's Oktoberfest 2011.

Poured a clear copper colour with a generous off-white head.

Smelled of grains and chocolate malts with an earthy tone and a slight cinnamon spiciness.

Had a crisp and light, but sweet taste. Fresh grains, a fatty nut-like flavour and toasted malts gave way to a solidly dry and bitter finish.

Surprisingly thin-bodied with a medium carbonation level. Nice, clean aftertaste with a slight earthiness.

For some reason, I noted this as tasting a lot like the brewery's Festivale, though it was a bit more complex with the spicy aroma and nut-like flavour. I'll try to grab a bottle or two and revisit it.

Photo of Derek
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Volo Cask Days 2008.

Their new "spooky fall seasonal".

A: Hazy orange with white bubbles; very little head.

S: Grassy spicing & a sweetness like the centre of a Cadbury's Crunchie chocolate bar.

T: Grassy, spicy, toffee, slight orange rind, modest bitterness. I suspect more flavour would come through with a little more carbonation (the cask wasn't very carbonated).

M: Light to moderate body is off-dry.

D: Good drinkability.

I'd love to see more unfiltered lagers around here!

Photo of -steve-
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of polloenfuego
3.46/5  rDev -7%
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.

Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Believe this was 5.2% alcohol, Cask Days 2008.

Pours a lightly hazed amber/orange, brilliant colour, thin white head forms, drops some spotty lace, settles to a thin ring around the glass. Smell is nice, sweet oranges, caramel, very bready and toasty middle, wheat, yeast, very clean. Taste is nice as well, grainy up front, light bitter toast, oranges, bit of a spicy finish, very clean and balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, very smooth. I enjoyed quite a few of these at Cask Days, Beau's is doing some nice stuff.

Photo of korguy123
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

600mL bottle into Paulaner 1L mug.
Bottle date 08/28/2012
Consumed 09/04/2012

First time I've seen this in Barrie. Really excited to try this.
As per the card on the neck it's the brewery's only regularly produced lager.

A- Crystal clear burnt copper pour. Booming three plus finger off white creamy head. Lacing is sticky in spots.

S- Sweet malts, grains and cereal with a touch of caramel. Definitely getting the floral Noble hops in this. It's really aromatic due to it's freshness. You can't get it any fresher!

T- Munich malts and the noble hops make it very festive tasting. Bright and roasty at the same time. The hops are floral and quite bitter. There is a touch of caramel and brown sugar in the finish.

M- Lighter end of medium body. Good carbonation.

O- I can remember a time when this style of beer was terrible to me. Now I find myself craving the fall brews. This has eluded me for quite some time, but now that it's in stock locally I'm going to stock up for the season!

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Night Märzen from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.