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Marzen - Ellicott Mills Brewing Company

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Marzen
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BA SCORE
82
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 24.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellicott Mills Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-24-2003)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ralree:
Photo of ralree
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was a decent drink.

A: Amber ale, has about 1 finger of head that dissipated quickly.

S: Smelled bittersweet.

T: Sweet, almost citrus. Had a bold flavor with a slight alcoholic burn. Wasn't bitter at all.

M: Wasn't watery, and left the mouth feeling pretty clean. Very smooth.

D: Finished the glass fairly quickly. I could have probably drank another.

All in all, not a bad beer. I would drink it again.

ralree, Aug 29, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Richness abounds in this luxuriously festive lager from the tiny brewpub on the top of the hill in Ellicottville, Md. It's clear, deep copper body burns with an orangeish glow and reveals golden-amber highlights when held to the light. It maintains a short head of creamy ivory colored foam, and thick swashes of short lived lace add to it's appearance. The nose is as might be expected for the style with a very clean, delicately sweet and toasty malt dominating. It's medium/full body and very fine median carbonation leaves it crisp and then smooth across the palate; yet somewhat full and almost creamy as well. Rich malts dominate the flavor profile - partially juicy and partially toasty - with a mild, spicy & floral hop flavor and low-key bitterness acting as ballast. It finishes dry with a flash of spicy hops that fades to reveal some short lived toasted malts and some lingering bitterness. It's exceptionally well-balanced and very well done - a perfect example of the Maerzen style that's rich and fullfilling, but also highly drinkable!

NeroFiddled, Aug 24, 2003
Photo of Hobbz
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed 9/11/05 and tapped 10/20/05 at 5.1% ABV. I sampled on 1/3/06, though hoping elapsed time since release would not compromise the experience too much.

Found my serving to have a nice full-copper color with good representative foam throughout my sampling session. I could not smell too much of notice with the aroma - simply that of a non-hoppy beer smell (perhaps time has taken its toll). The taste was a slight caramel flavor with bittering hops pretty notable, but retaining an overall smooth taste. Would have preferred a much more malty aftertaste, but from the other reviews of this beer, my sample was likely past its prime.

Just wonder how it would be at the time of O'zapft is' (when first tapped)...

Hobbz, Jan 09, 2006
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%

JamieDuncan, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%

bigeyedfish89, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of cichief
1.1/5  rDev -68.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Served at the brewpub in Ellicott City.

A- It poured a light reddish-brown, very hazy, with a thin head that dissipated very quickly.

S- Slightly sour, some unidentified odor, probably an infection.

T- It was worse than the smell, this was terrible. There was a definite problem with this beer, or the serving system.

M- Watery, very unimpressive.

D- I wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy!

I have poured better homebrew down the drain. This beer had a definite problem. I usually don't review beer I don't like, but I had to warn the BA readers.

cichief, Mar 25, 2007
Photo of tgbljb
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served as medium copper colored beer with moderate off-white head.
Smell shows some light bread-like malt, but is very light.
Taste presents with some caramel malt and a light fruitiness.
More caramel notes at the finish, but is a bit thin with little taste retention.
An average beer.

tgbljb, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

wrightst, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +14.6%

RoryOMoore, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +14.6%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 04, 2012
Marzen from Ellicott Mills Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.