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Oktoberfest Märzen - Cigar City Brewing

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
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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3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned three weeks ago, according to the date stamp underneath the can.

Pours a lovely amber with a short tan head.

Aroma of biscuits and a hint of sweet grape.

The flavor is nicely malty and sweet with a hint of hop bitterness to provided a bit of balance. The aroma of biscuits or rolls comes over strong in the taste, too. Very nice.

Almost a chewy body.

A nice diversion from the hoppy, bitter beers I typically drink. Enjoy it this Octoberfest season. Why drink a German beer that's spent who knows how long on a boat when you can have a fresh Octoberfest brewed in Florida like this one?

Shaw, Sep 26, 2014
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vermilcj, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

12 oz can bottled on 9/3/2014 poured into a snifter.

A- amber to brown. Nice off white head with good retention.
S- bready, malty and sugar. Very pleasant
T- malty goodness with German breadiness. Touch of booziness then light floral happiness followed by crisp finish. Very tasty.
M- Good level of carbonation and feel
O- Fresh and tasty, one of the better Marzens!

HeartofMiami, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Danny1217, Sep 19, 2014
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DrChadly, Sep 19, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -11.1%

12 oz. can poured into a Teku. That's right. A lager into a Teku.

Appearance - Clear deep amber body. Nice off-white head and a medium collar with a few wisps on the surface.

Smell - Bready and caramel malt. Very floral, too. Smells sweet.

Taste - Very bready up front. A bit of caramel sweetness in the middle. It gets amplified by that floral and kinda fruity flavor in the back end. Makes it seem sweeter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very drinkable. Well carbonated.

Overall - I don't like that floral and fruity back end. Tastes great up front, but that part doesn't seem to work with the rest of the beer.

Alieniloquium, Sep 17, 2014
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Oktoberfest Märzen from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.