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Zepptemberfest - French Broad Brewing Co.

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 09-16-2010)
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ZEB89

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-30-2014 23:12:34 | More by ZEB89
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javlin624

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

12-17-2013 01:47:53 | More by javlin624
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Choooobee

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-26-2013 21:30:36 | More by Choooobee
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DuffDaddy

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-16-2013 17:19:20 | More by DuffDaddy
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-29-2013 12:37:25 | More by baklo
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-23-2013 08:24:18 | More by BeerZack
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.1/5  rDev -16.4%

22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark orange/copper with virtually no head. Mild carbonation. Lots of sweet corn, grass, some funk on the nose. First taste impressions: This is a sugary beer, with lots of corn; some apple flavors, mineral bitterness (which is needed to offset the cloying sugars). Thankfully it is not over carbonated and has some heft to it.

09-15-2013 02:17:04 | More by kaufmaal
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FIN

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-03-2013 17:24:49 | More by FIN
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Radiosox

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

08-30-2013 23:51:40 | More by Radiosox
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-26-2013 20:26:12 | More by Falcone
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Bamarooster

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-26-2013 22:41:34 | More by Bamarooster
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-14-2012 00:22:03 | More by carrollmel7
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

09-30-2012 20:49:48 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-30-2012 20:45:21 | More by Lovely85
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-14-2012 22:33:50 | More by brotherloco
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

22 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours a clear orange-amber with a short-lived, sudsy head. Only a little bit of spotty lacing is left on the glass.

The aroma is simple but appealing: a soft, medium-roast malt.

The taste is a bit richer. There's a very nice blend of earthiness and spiciness from the light hops that mixes well with the solid

M: crisp with a light dryness in the finish. Near-medium body.

O: Not one of my favorite styles, but I found this version appealing and highly drinkable. Recommended for fans of Marzens.

06-07-2012 03:44:47 | More by chinchill
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

03-12-2012 00:54:41 | More by UltimateLivewire
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DCon

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%

Bought a 1 PT., 6 FL. OZ. bottle of this from the Bearden Beer Market in Knoxville, TN for $5.99. Poured from the Bright Orange/ Purple colored bottle w/ Blimps taking captives almost like a Classic "horror alien scene" into my 16oz Grand Teton Au Naturale Pint Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- A nice rich, vienna malt based aroma with tons of sweetness. Very clean and lager like but almost a caramel background.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average retention. Has a dark copper colored body that is clear. Leaves thick lacing behind.

Flavor- Tons of malt and sweetness in the beginning. Has a medium amount of hop but finishes light in bitterness. Semi-dry finish as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Smooth, Creamy, and has a nice textured finish with sweet malts.

Overall Impression- Enjoying many from French Broad over the past month (on the trip to Asheville, NC), this one was a change of pace from them. For an Oktoberfest, very light, smooth, and had great character. Would definitely recommend for this style but there are better brews from French Broad I would tell you to hit up before this one.

02-05-2012 04:39:10 | More by DCon
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%

Had on tap. Arrived a clear medium brown with a small head. Good lacing, though. Smelled quite citrusy with pineapple and grapefruit being noticeable. Flavor had touches of caramel malt with quite a bit of fruity esters. There was a tartness present as well. I saw that they brew this with a kolsch yeast which explains the fruityness. Not really my cup of tea.

01-14-2012 22:05:55 | More by rangerred
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-08-2011 20:40:55 | More by jak
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Lantern


4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-06-2011 16:56:54 | More by Lantern
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-03-2011 23:50:03 | More by tclapper
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%

bright amber with a good hint of orange. The ample carbonation led to the formation of a nice thick white head of lace about two inches tall. Good retention left behind some nice concentric rings of side glass lace and a nice frothy film on top. The aroma was very crisp, fresh with a nice grassy tone, some bready malts lingering in the back. The flavor followed right along, coming through with a big backbone of bread like malts with a very nice grassy kind of twang to it. Some nice little nuances of spice hiding in the back and a good little dry hoppy like finish to it. Nice light to medium body and ample carbonation gave a great smooth feel

11-27-2011 03:03:18 | More by mikesgroove
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cosmicevan

New York

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%

Another one, I've been sitting on for far too long. As a big fan of a solid Marzen, I look forward to this...

a - opened the bottle and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. classic caramel color, but the head was HUGE...and kept growing in the glass...super bubbly.

s - real malty, real nutmeggy...brown sugar...all the usual suspects.

t - taste follows the nose. nutmeg. brown sugar. caramel malts. biscutis. very toasted.

m - a bit fizzy and overcarbonated. biscuity.

o - overall not a bad marzen, but not the best. if you are in NC you'll have access to the Duck Rabbit marzen which is superior in my opinion, but this one is worth a try if you enjoy this fine style.

07-18-2011 02:49:50 | More by cosmicevan
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

Comes out of the tap a semi-transparent coppery amber with a frothy, fine-bubbled, pale buttery-tan head. Aroma is fairly strong and malty with hints of spice and herbs. Malty flavor has clove, herbal and caramel hints for a well-rounded and satisfying taste. Texture is fairly smooth with an average tingle to it. Although this is advertised as an autumn beer, it is fine any time of year.

06-04-2011 15:28:16 | More by Cyberkedi
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Zepptemberfest from French Broad Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.