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Fest Marzen - Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery

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very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-03-2011)
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Reviews by swungomonkey:
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-10-2013 09:45:19 | More by swungomonkey
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South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -12.3%

On tap at the Barrel Republic.

Appearance: Medium amber with a sudsy off-whitehead that leaves streaks of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Surprisingly hoppy; although this is mild (and Piney), I expect the malts to dominate. .

Flavor: Very good sweet/bitter balance. Mild hopping yet relatively piney/hoppy flavor for style.

Feel: Medium body with good carbonation. Crisp.

O: a West Coast Marzen.

07-03-2014 04:33:21 | More by chinchill
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4.3/5  rDev +10%

the beer seemed to be very carbonated but had a very good tan color to it. was a very sweet beer when i first tried it it reminded me of the candy rolo's. im more of a bitter beer kind of guy but its a very drinkable and smooth beer. the head of the beer disappeared almost completely after pouring it. all in all i would definitely buy this beer around october.

08-18-2012 22:14:29 | More by ahayes17
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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured into a tulip glass. Amber color with a half finger of head.
Nose full of grain, barley, malt and honey. Rich smelling, just like it should be.
Rich taste too. Malty, sweet, a biting bitter at the end.
Crisp, moderate carbonation and medium bodied.
The taste and the body are excellent. The combination of the malty taste with the crisp body create an amazing experience. After four years of living and drinking my way through Germany, I can confidently say this is probably the best non-Bavarian Oktoberfest beer that I have had.

10-09-2011 02:30:13 | More by Fatehunter
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-05-2012 03:58:18 | More by caverog
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4.6/5  rDev +17.6%

A - Beautiful amber in color with a perfect white head. Was served on tap in the 32 oz stein, just the way it should be.

S - Sweet malts and breads. Hint of vanilla.

T - Delicious! Pretty much exactly what I want in a marzen. Very malty and sweet. Perfectly balanced flavor. Why can't we get these beers all year!

M - Medium body with light carbonation.

O - Awesome work from Sudwerk. I'm really glad I was recommended this beer. Not sure if you can get it in bottles but would love to have some to drink at home.

09-24-2012 05:55:51 | More by ThePaleRider
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-15-2011 20:57:00 | More by projhex
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3.39/5  rDev -13.3%

Beautiful dark copper color. Adequate head in the Duvel tulip, but it makes a nice foam with every small pour. Slight fruity aroma with some grainy smell. Pleasant beery mouthfeel with some substance to the body.

Rather malty with moderate sweetness. Dark, gummy, resiny, and a touch of burnt molasses. Some caramel adds a friendlier tone. The dirty hops are not to my liking, but they are more of an accent, and there is not too much actual bitterness. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods in Chandler.

04-17-2013 05:41:26 | More by mactrail
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-08-2014 05:14:17 | More by GClarkage
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4.23/5  rDev +8.2%

Deep, coppery-amber and mostly clear. Little head formation and less retention.

Smell is deep toasty malts, sweet and complex. Clean smell, no fruit. Hops, if present, not detected by this nose.

Flavor up front is round, sweet malt, like the nose. Toasty, light alcohol warmth. Finish does not stay too sweet: moves to an attenuated but not completely dry finish. Subtle spicy hop flavor and very mild bitterness detectable in lingering finish.

This seems to be a pretty solid entry for the style. I would like to enjoy it in liter form at the brewery!

10-31-2012 08:07:27 | More by beerpadawan
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-03-2013 03:23:14 | More by gefinley
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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours a clear copper orange with a 1 inch tan head that settles to a thin cap. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains, caramel, and some grape juice aromas. Taste is of grains, caramel, grape juice, and some citrus zest on the finish. Mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp yet smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good Oktoberfest beer that I like much better than the normal Sudwerk Marzen. Packs a bigger punch with a higher ABV as well.

09-03-2011 02:13:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

Poured into a Mug.
A- Amber/iced tea in color. Thin head. Somewhat hazy, but a light carbonation is visible.

S- Malt. Sea salt. Candied sweetness. Chocolate with a touch of vanilla.

T- Sea salt yet again, but with a touch of malt, hops, and bitter choclate at the finish. As it warms the brew takes on a more chocolate forward taste.

M- Light bodied bordering on medium.

O- Not bad by any means. A good Marzen, just not my favorite.

10-20-2011 07:03:26 | More by dcook11
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-11-2012 01:32:15 | More by 2neardead
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-14-2011 20:44:46 | More by OscarO67
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-08-2013 19:26:20 | More by CMack71968
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-02-2014 21:24:01 | More by Smarty_Pints
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-17-2014 11:37:39 | More by SoCaliC8
Fest Marzen from Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery
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