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Gordon Biersch Märzen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Märzen

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632 Ratings

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 16
Gots: 39 | 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 nocheinsbitte:
Photo of nocheinsbitte
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First time seeing this bier, so I picked up a 6-pack to try it. The local Harris Teeter has many styles of Gordon.

A: At first glance, looks similar to most marzen biers. Nice amber color with a good thick head; however, it dissipates rather quickly. Mod carbonation.
S: Mildly sweet, mildy tinny. Nothing too special or too bad.
T: The appearance is better than the taste. Tastes a little watery, but does have a good undertone of the real marzen flavors. Just not as strong as the better marzens. Serviceable.
M: Goes down easy; nothing bad about the mouthfeel.
D: Even though the taste is mild, this is highly drinkable bier. Could have the whole 6-pack without an issue. However, if you are looking for a real high quality Marzen, look somewhere else. I will have this again though. Not bad. Prosit.

nocheinsbitte, Apr 18, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Jan 25, 2007
Photo of RoyalT
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

RoyalT, Apr 23, 2004
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of dill
2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

dill, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -17.4%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

BuckeyeSlim, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Beerswag, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jason, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mora2000, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of hadlance
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

hadlance, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of conwaymp
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

conwaymp, May 07, 2009
Photo of far333
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

far333, Aug 22, 2007
Photo of mjh0527
4/5  rDev +10.2%

mjh0527, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Beerandraiderfan, May 08, 2010
Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Jeffwildcat, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +10.2%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Zonian1
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Zonian1, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

sgttibbs, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(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.

rhoadsrage, May 14, 2008
Photo of BFC84
3/5  rDev -17.4%

BFC84, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Trashcat
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Trashcat, Nov 04, 2014
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Gordon Biersch Märzen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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