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Gordon Biersch Märzen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
82
good

591 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 15
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
18 IBU

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-10-2004)
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Reviews by charrel:
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charrel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-28-2014 03:37:30 | More by charrel
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +11%

Poured into a .5 liter stein a rich bronze with great clarity a tight well retained 1/2 finger head around with some spot lace left behind.Lightly sweet doughy malt with hints of caramel even a touch of vanilla and anice,full,rich flavors somewhat sweet and caramelly with a sweet doughy quality with hints of scotch whiskey finishing with just a touch herbal/spice.Wow pleasantly suprised I really liked this full flavored marzen beer nice medium body and enough dryness to really enjoy in amounts.

01-25-2007 00:15:13 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -16.5%

Appearance – Beautiful, light orangish brown in color with a nice head.

Smell – The lightly-toasted malt aroma had an interesting white wine undertone along with sweet sugary notes.

Taste – The flavor was straightforward; lightly-toasted malts laden with caramel.

Mouthfeel – This Marzen was light-bodied but a little too sharp for my tastes. I prefer this style to be a little more well-blended., but otherwise this felt good.

Drinkability – This was a bit off-style but went down nicely.

04-23-2004 03:45:57 | More by RoyalT
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-25-2013 10:59:46 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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dill

California

2.95/5  rDev -18.7%

poured on tap into a pint glass

A - a nice amber color with a thick, foamy white head.

S - an interesting smell to this one. lots of banana and some wheat.

T - some graininess.

M - not too highly carbonated. a bit smooth.

D - I wasn't running back for more, but it's easy to drink. Not bad.

04-04-2008 16:34:41 | More by dill
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-08-2013 03:30:19 | More by iemailjack
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

04-21-2012 18:37:48 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-06-2013 21:38:37 | More by Beerswag
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +18.5%

12oz bottle with no freshness date.

Heady start, thin lacing is the end result. Clear copper color. Clean malty bready aroma with some herbal and spicing from the hops. Clean crispness, moderate body. Bready and grassy grain throughout, kiss of sweetness. Hops deliver a balacing bitterness and spicy tone in the end. Finishes a tad dry with a long linger of breadiness.

Top notch. Comparable to the greats from overseas.

07-12-2010 01:53:08 | More by Jason
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is lots of biscuit malt. The flavor is a bready malt with a light hop character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, nothing spectacular.

03-17-2010 03:31:22 | More by Mora2000
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 19:40:16 | More by bpfrush
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hadlance

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

01-24-2013 01:08:26 | More by hadlance
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conwaymp

California

4.03/5  rDev +11%

Gordon Biersch makes a good marzen beer. It is available all year round at your local Safeway. It is easy to pick out of the crowd with its red label. In my experience the aroma is sweet and the brew looks gorgeous filling up my extra large pint-sized glass.

05-07-2009 00:14:00 | More by conwaymp
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far333

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

Amber orange colored with an off-white head that drops quickly. Aroma of bready malt, toffee, and light brown sugar. Flavor is initially doughey malt with medium sweetness, cinnamon, ripe fruit, and some grassy undertones. Moderate mouthfeel, a bit watery upfront but bubbly and very tingly in the finish. Very drinkable, good representation of the style.

08-22-2007 17:15:52 | More by far333
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mjh0527

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-06-2013 16:55:20 | More by mjh0527
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.93/5  rDev -19.3%

Dark brown and amber color with a little yellowish white head. Aroma is dark, not choco nor coffee, can't put my nose/finger on it. Clarity in this dark of a beer somehow.

Taste, bland and boring would be too harsh, but not anywhere near exciting. You know, they roasted a decent amount of malt, little hopping. Unadventurous. Their garlic fries are bomb though. Too expensive for what it is to rate drinkability wise.

05-07-2010 23:57:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-08-2011 18:09:46 | More by valkyre65
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-20-2014 01:18:38 | More by Zonian1
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-20-2011 22:25:39 | More by dsauter
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-26-2012 12:45:43 | More by sgttibbs
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%

(Served in a wide-mouthed pint glass)

A- This beer pours a warm deep copper brown body that is just a bit dense but still crystal clear. There is a small pool of beige foam floating in the glass, with a gentle carbonation of big bubbles gliding to the surface.

S- This beer has a soft dry toasted malt note that is smooth with a faint darker toasted hint coming through as it warms.

T- There is a slight sweetness to the soft dry toasted malt flavor with a dry carbonic acid dry flavor to the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a light crisp finish.

D- The malt flavors are nice but they are behind all the carbonic acid finish. They taste fresh but their is not a lot of depth to them.

05-14-2008 18:32:33 | More by rhoadsrage
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BFC84

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-08-2012 17:03:03 | More by BFC84
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

A medium sized head, a solid 2 fingers slowly settles into a nice lacing above a clear copper caramel colored beer.

Breadiness mixed with a lightly roasted caramel malts accented with a very light spices aroma.

A slightly roasted caramel malt taste with just a bit of something darker almost spicy.

A drying aftertaste with just a slight caramel malt taste lingering on while drinking this medium bodied beer.

A pretty decent Marzen, I think I could drink a pile of these.

12-04-2012 03:40:30 | More by LXIXME
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-22-2012 00:57:45 | More by acurtis
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samtrillo

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-04-2014 04:59:50 | More by samtrillo
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Gordon Biersch Märzen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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