Märzenbier - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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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
2.28/5 rDev -35.8%
On tap at Closed for Business. I dont think they brew any lagers. At least that what the tour said months back because they want to get beers out and not wait on the "lagering" process. Anyways, this beer was not malty at all like a marzen. Too many hops for the style. Didn't taste anything like a marzen. A thin IPA
10-02-2011 11:15:00 | More by sachsich
3.26/5 rDev -8.2%
Thanks to dogdoc for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a TBBC pint glass.
A: A deep copper to light brown in color, with a three-finger off-white head that lasts remarkably well. Lots of visible carbonation.
S: Bready malt, a nondescript fruity sweetness, and maybe some caramelized brown sugar.
T: Sweet malts, some fruity esters, some hop bitterness, and a tangy, almost astringent acidic flavor. This flavor ruins the beer for me, although it did recede somewhat as the beer warmed over a half-hour or so.
M: Body is on the thin side, tons of carbonation (almost over-carbonated). Low alcohol presence.
O: It wasn't a drainpour or anything, but the astringent flavor on the palate ruined the beer for me. One of the few WB beers I've had that I didn't care for.
01-14-2013 16:43:00 | More by macrosmatic
3.3/5 rDev -7%
Poured from bottle into DFH snifter. A solid amber pour, cidar like with some active carbonation. A smallish off white head that faded quickly. Smell was true to the style with seasonal spices, carmel, nutmeg, allspice and pine notes. Taste was where it went bad for me. Noble hops take over the malts and put a bitter finish on this brew. A bit of a hop bomb which is not my speed. The front end is nice, but give way to over the top German hops. The feel is medium with plenty of carbonation and light on the tongue. Overall- Just can't get past the over the top hops that steal the complexity and malts. Just pretty average and will not be hitting another-
11-03-2012 16:25:05 | More by TheDinger
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
Märzenbier from Westbrook Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.