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Märzenbier - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Märzenbier is an Octoberfest-style amber lager brewed with Vienna, Munich, and Caramunich malts and lightly hopped with German Perle hops. The Bavarian lager yeast leaves a clean, malt focused beer perfect for drinking by the liter outside in the cool fall weather!

25 IBU

(Beer added by: sachsich on 10-02-2011)
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Reviews by ckk527:
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ckk527

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +40.8%

10-04-2012 22:27:40 | More by ckk527
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-18-2014 00:30:06 | More by dankjohn
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

22 oz bottle with a bottled on date of 18 Sept. 2012 poured into a Sam Adams lager glass at about 42F.
A: Pours a medium orange-amber color with a bubbly tan head that has moderate retention and leave spotty lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.
S: Smells pleasantly malty with spicy hop tones and hints of citrus fruit and baked bread.
T: The flavor largely follows, The initial sweet malt flavor is soon followed by bitter earthy and spicy noble hops that eventually dominate the malts. The aftertaste is mildly bitter and slightly nutty and yeasty.
M: Medium-bodied with plenty of carbonation making it a bit fizzy; semi-dry finish.

O: A decent Oktoberfest beer, although a bit more hoppy, less refined, and less drinkable than usual or ideal for this style.

01-13-2013 22:17:40 | More by chinchill
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-27-2011 00:53:33 | More by whitekiboko
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Served from bottle into a Spaten Optimator dimpled mug. Poured red orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spice, nutty, fall, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, nutty, nutmeg, spice, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Nothing on this one really stood out to me if I am honest. A lot of the right flavors were there, but the nuttiness seemed to dominate this one on me. While I will admit that this isn’t one of my favorite styles as the nutty aspect can be rather overwhelming on my palate. If there was a little more sweetness to go along with this one it could definitely be something special. Worth trying at least once if you get the opportunity and are a fan of the nutty.

10-04-2012 10:39:36 | More by thagr81us
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-22-2013 01:33:25 | More by Keith_R
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WillyMac

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-21-2011 15:28:54 | More by WillyMac
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Bung

Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +11%

22 oz. Dark gold, oranged hued pour. Half finger of white head.

Aroma, Bready malt. Light caramel. Lighter yet herbal German style hops.

Taste, Much more toasted malt. Well done peanut brittle. Peat and leather are heavy. Almost a pumpernickel bready-ness. Some of the herbal hops linger along with the leather and bread.

Nearly medium body, good carbonation. Drinks easily for a stronger tasting marzen. Would recommend this for the style.

This years batch seems well done to me. Guessing this doesn't age well, which should be no surprise for the style.

10-14-2013 01:08:38 | More by Bung
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-26-2013 18:41:29 | More by dvmin98
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

2.03/5  rDev -42.8%

Clear copper colored beer. Not much head to speak of. Not much visible fizz either. Zero lacing.

Sharp, slightly metallic roasted malt aroma. A little bit of spicy hops.

A balance of roasted malt and hops up front with a funky aftertaste that is hard to describe. Kind of roasty, bitter and sour (not in a good way).

Medium bodied, under carbonated, crisp, dry finish.

I was excited to try this beer. Overall, it was a pretty big let down. I'm glad I didn't buy an entire growler. Sorry, Westbrook. I'll keep drinking your beers, but not this one.

02-26-2013 13:48:40 | More by UnderPressure
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jsanford

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +14.1%

Growler filled at Growlers in Hilton Head, SC. Poured into a Westbrook Pint Glass.

A - Pours a Clear, dark copper with a thin white head that dissipated to a slight haze.
S - Crisp, clean aromas of toasted malt, caramel, roasted nuts, and herbal German hops. Quite nice, there's a lovely spicy/cinnamon quality to this brew.
T - Similar to the nose, nice malty flavors of caramel, baked bread, and roasted nuts with a clean Lager yeast and more German hops (Perle). Very drinkable.
M - Smooth and moderately crisp, with a medium mouthfeel and good carbonation. This would be a nice session beer if it wasn't 6% ABV.
O - Really solid Marzen from a great brewery, glad I got to try this here in mid-October, it fits the season well!

10-10-2011 02:09:42 | More by jsanford
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +14.1%

nice orange tinted light amber with a good two inches or more of head strewn across the top. A nice slow fade left behind more then an adequate layer of lace across the top and some very nice side glass lace when it was done. Smell was very nice, quite light and refreshing with a good amount of grain backing and a nice light earthy sort of hop tone. Definitely some spices mixed in as there was just that little extra kick to it. The flavor was pretty much on point with the aroma. A tight mix of grain and earthy flavors mixed in with a good amount of spice, maybe cinnamon or nutmeg, something fairly nice and had a good overall fall feel to it. Very nice light body with a huge amount of carbonation made it go down super smooth and kept it from feeling too filling. Overall this was definitely a quality selection and I am glad I picked it up. Superb drinkability and just a great overall profile. I really enjoyed this

02-08-2012 19:42:14 | More by mikesgroove
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Plonk

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-29-2013 17:52:35 | More by Plonk
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sendsilk

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Craigory

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-11-2013 01:57:28 | More by Craigory
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random846

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Piddmeista

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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jfstilling

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-23-2014 13:30:18 | More by jfstilling
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-26-2013 22:20:59 | More by GaBengal
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-11-2011 04:23:01 | More by CarolinaKev
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Märzenbier from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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