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Bonfire Marzen Lager - Baraboo Brewing Company

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Bonfire Marzen Lager
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baraboo Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cpolking on 09-21-2012)
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Reviews by mdwalsh:
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3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Nice clean, red body, but absolutely no head.

Next to no aroma.

Thin taste, with some astringency, but really not displeasing. But no where near the creamy sweetness I would expect from a marzen.

Too thin. Much too thin.

Drinkable, approachable for sure.

mdwalsh, Nov 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

Derrill, Sunday at 10:55 PM
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3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice looking red color with a tan head that dissipates a bit quickly.

Not a strong smell to this one. Sweet malt, yeast, and a bit or caramel.

Starts out a touch sweet with caramel notes. There are smokey notes in there, and finishes with a light hop bite.

Nice feel to it, smooth, with a bit of carbonation to tingle the tongue.

So far the best beer from this brewery I have had. It is a store brand, but this one can compete well. Has a nice flavor, and goes down easy. Will likely get more of this one.

Vixie, Oct 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

iowacraft01, Nov 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

justinp, Sep 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Kahlerbock, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Copper colored ale with a one-finger, off-white head of pillowy foam. It left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled sweet and malty with floral notes.

T - Bread crust, sweetness, roasted malt, and caramel. A touch of herbal spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied lager with a clean finish.

O - This is a nice sessionable marzen. Affordable and drinkable.

zeff80, Nov 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An inch tall light beige head on a effervescent filled deep red body. Excellent lacing and head retention for the style.

Sweet caramelly malts, biscuity. Again, very sweet on the nose.

Follows the aroma with the sweetness. Nary a hop to be tasted. I can almost get a smokiness after I read that word on the label. I'd guess a lower abv, something close to 5%.

Medium-low, both in mouthfeel and carbonation.

I found Baraboo Marzen to be somewhat one dimensional (out of balance sweet), but is light enough to have a couple and be happy about it. Thanks for the try Marc!

Duff27, Nov 29, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Body is dark amber--almost raspberry-colored. Crystal clear and sparkling. 1/2 inch of head forms and fades quickly.

S - Lots of wheaty, earthy aromas. Good caramel presence as well. Just a touch of sharp tartness detectable too.

T - Tons of caramel and some burnt sugar flavor up front. Stays sweet through the middle and adds in a bit of spicy, vegetal hop flavor. Finish has a nice sweet tang to it and is quite smooth. Aftertaste of butterscotch.

M - Thin-to-medium body. Balanced carbonation. Extremely drinkable as any good Marzen should be. Finish is quite clean except for just a touch of residual sugariness.

rundocrun, Nov 02, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep brown-amber-orange in color, almost becoming ruby. There is an inch of creamy, off-white head.

The aroma is malty, roasted, tangy, with the slightest hint of smoke, almost a light chipotle note.

The taste is deeply malty, roasted, dark caramel, with the same light chipotle undertone of the aroma (subtle, not out front). I use that description as it is akin to a "spicy" smokiness. Mouthfeel is appropriate to the style.

This is a tasty and interesting take on a Marzen, and another winner from Baraboo. For proprietary grocery store chain contract brews, they do a really good job.

cpolking, Sep 21, 2012
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 6/5/14 and is only available at Hy-Vee grocery stores. Bottled chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a glass boot.

Pours a pretty copper-amber in color with a good 2+-finger off white foamy head. A good amount of lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma isn't too strong but is of sweet caramel malts, yeast, with a hint of floral. The taste is even better with the above flavors coming through with a hint of butterscotch and a slight tangy finish. Goes down easy and is tasty. Perfect carbonation for this type of brew.

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Bonfire Marzen Lager from Baraboo Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.