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Märzenbier - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of mikesgroove
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i dont know what the low ratings are for here. this is one of the more flavorful and yet dry takes on the style i can recall, certainly of this season for me. its dark amber, malty for sure, german, classic marzen type base to it, and a balancing hop finish. the flavor is like the nose, definitely malt driven, but where a lot of these devolve into molasses sweetness and tangy tannins, this one doesnt, it stays rich without ever getting sweet, and the lager yeast dries it out flawlessly in the finish. if i was going to have one octoberfest lager for the season, it would be this one. infinitely drinkable and really round in feel. sturdy abv but not over the top, and there are some real solid hops in the finish that bitter it up just enough. very authentic take, as good as any imported version. nice carbonation, lighter medium body, no complaints from me. this is what i like in the style.

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of avalon07
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of jophish17
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Gmann
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours a hazy golden color with a creamy beige head that settles into a light cap. 3.5

The aroma is doughy, big Munich malt nose. There is a bit of peppery spice from the hops. Some honey and caramel notes. 3.75

The taste is doughy with a steely caramel wave. Strong metallic notes mix with a light berry note. Spicy and grassy hops provide a needed bitter offset. Taste reminds me of a hoppy bock mixed with a Vienna lager. Tastes like a German brew with ample hop usage. 3.75

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Sweet with an earthy bitterness. Nice balance. Slightly sticky in the finish. 3.75

A very earthy German style brew. It's good but probably needs to dial back on the hops just a bit. 3.75

Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Märzenbier from Westbrook Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.