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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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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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.66/5  rDev +3.1%

22 ounce bottle - $6.48 at Sherlock's in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, amber-orange body with a finger and finger only of white foam.

Smell: Sweet accented bready, softly toasted malts with a slender waft of fruit and nuts. Very meager hop note, but I'm getting to this a bit later than I probably should. I was unfair and I apologize for my poor behavior.

Taste: Bready maltiness, lightly toasty, blended with a restrained toffee-like sweetness, a swell of fruitiness, toasted cashew, and subtle spiciness from the lightly bitter Perle hops. The sweet maltiness and almost berryish fruitiness persists after the bitter subsides on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Just on the underside of medium carbonation.

Overall: Not perfect, but smooth, drinkable, served alongside some grilled cheddarwurst from local Heywood's Provision.

02-02-2014 23:58:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-25-2013 03:59:48 | More by SocalKicks
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-01-2014 02:00:36 | More by nickfl
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

02-15-2014 23:42:28 | More by beernads
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-11-2013 16:31:46 | More by sendbeer
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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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avalon07

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had an amber color and a hazy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A somewhat muted aroma of malt, hops, and caramel.

T: Tasted of light hops, caramel malt, and a small amount of spices. This is another one of those flavors that grew on me as it went along. It's pretty vibrant and very much in keeping with the style.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Even though this beer has some rough spots, it's still very enjoyable and definitely drinkable.

10-10-2012 21:39:45 | More by avalon07
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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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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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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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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-23-2013 21:53:36 | More by buckyp
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-26-2013 03:30:30 | More by akang
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-01-2014 02:44:20 | More by Lovely85
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-13-2013 22:05:07 | More by DaPan
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macrosmatic

Florida

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
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CoolEthan

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-25-2013 02:45:39 | More by CoolEthan
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-31-2013 21:25:42 | More by mikeincharleston
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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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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-12-2012 21:05:04 | More by UltimateLivewire
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-19-2012 03:43:02 | More by jrohrbacher
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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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beer2day

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%

22oz bomber from GBX.

Amber to orange color with streaks of red showing through. 1-finger cap of foam, with little retention. Not much in the way of lace.

Caramel and bread malts with light pine and floral hops define the nose. About right for the style.

Lots of bread malt, touches of caramel, a bit of strawberry licorice without the sweetness and a touch of pine hops in the finish. A bit hoppier than most marzens, but I like it.

Body has a touch of syrup, but otherwise very drinkable.

A solid marzen with a hoppy twist on the style.

10-25-2012 00:51:46 | More by beer2day
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random846

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-11-2013 23:10:09 | More by random846
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-24-2014 02:51:47 | More by rudabegga9
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Märzenbier from Westbrook Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.