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Oktoberfest Märzen - Cigar City Brewing

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Oktoberfest Märzen
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This festive lager is our tribute to Duke Wilhelm IV's marriage hundreds of years ago, which inspired the production of the first Oktoberfest. Malty up front with notes of sweet toasted bread and a light floral bitterness. Balanced, traditional and incredibly drinkable.

(Beer added by: babaracas on 09-12-2011)
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Reviews by Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Came here during a recent vacation and this was one of the only brew from their flagship series that was available in growlers.

Served in a hotel room clear glass.

A: Fairly murky for a lager like this, and with a slight head that died down quickly and didn't come back.

S: I got more stomach acid than I would have liked, but this still had a nice nuttiness that makes the style so poplar. Fairly understated which is appropriate.

T: I found myself liking this more and more the more I drank. Germanic in spades and with a hint of honey, but not overboard on the sweeter side the way Great Lakes is.

M: Perfect carbonation bill and my palate felt the brews former present afterwards, but the taste didn't linger there for long.

O: Who doesn't like this style? Haven't met many who have said "no" to that question. I'd have this one again.

08-03-2013 04:06:40 | More by Chaney
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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%

nice light orange amber with a good looking two inch plus head on the top. Amble carbonation was kept alive throughout which really gave it great retention and helped to keep the lively look of it going.

earthen malted grans. Lots of cereal and spice with almost what smelled like a touch of pumpkin. I dont know if it was really strong enough to be a major competitor in the overall scheme of things light and refreshing. Naturally the biggest player here would be roasted malts and yeast. Nice little floral taste in the finish, which was also quite dry, I have to say a lot drier then I thought it would be fore sure. A nice drinker that went really well with dinner.

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DrinkSlurm

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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%

Poured from tap into pint at tap42 in ft Lauderdale. Honey amber pour with no head. Smell is big malts and some light dried fruit....smell is exactly like magic hat #9.
Taste is super malty but some dried fruit and brown sugar notes....again very similar to the maltiness of #9. Its easy to drink, nice flavor and prob my last oktoberfest of the year...good not great.

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Growler purchased at Cigar City taproom on 9/10/11.

Poured from a growler into a chalice.

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden/orange caramel with a 1/2 finger off-white head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet lager aroma with a touch of fruitiness and spices.

Taste: Grassy notes up front followed by sweet malt and a touch of fruit in the middle before a bitter hoppy finish. Nice bittersweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You could knock back several of these without any trouble. Goes down very smooth.

Overall: Very good beer overall. Definitely worth a shot. CCB rarely disappoints.

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On-tap at the source. First things first - the initial Cigar City foray into Lagerdom is fantastic. It pours a radiant amber-brass hue and is capped with a politely frothy white head; it looks good - nice and clean. The nose is slightly nutty, bready-doughy in a pretzel-like fashion, there is a hint of minerality, and it has a bit of spicy herbal hoppiness as well. The aroma is inviting, appropriate to style, and just tremendously successful. The flavor offers a sturdy, lightly toasty, and spicy-earthy profile, with specifics including cedar, coriander and celery from the hop contribution, semi-dry grainy notes, and a tinge of alcohol to round it out. The feel is just short of medium-bodied, and is quite refreshing. Overall, this is one of the best, if not the flat-out tops, of the style that I've had thus far. Homerun status here.

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Oktoberfest Märzen from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.