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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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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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Piddmeista

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-25-2013 02:47:42 | More by Piddmeista
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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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buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-10-2013 22:52:48 | More by rmank
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LancetherealLeader

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-10-2013 02:11:06 | More by LancetherealLeader
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jburd19

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-04-2013 21:17:34 | More by jburd19
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Ant4711

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

06-06-2013 15:20:53 | More by Ant4711
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-30-2013 12:42:48 | More by herrburgess
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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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random846

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-13-2013 21:52:26 | More by rjknyy
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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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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-31-2013 21:25:42 | More by mikeincharleston
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irish01980

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-22-2013 19:08:08 | More by irish01980
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analienacorn

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-15-2013 20:57:04 | More by analienacorn
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

2.03/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 16:43:00 | More by macrosmatic
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-14-2012 23:13:45 | More by HazardousBrewer
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TheDinger

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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-

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 16:25:05 | More by TheDinger
Märzenbier from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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