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Märzen Oktoberfest - Prost Brewing Company

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Märzen OktoberfestMärzen Oktoberfest

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very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 42
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 16.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Prost Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 09-30-2012

Märzen is a lager; orange/redis in color, the style is characterized by a medium to full body, malty flavor and clean dry finish. (ABV 5.5% 22 IBU'S)
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 42
Reviews by blackie:
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4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft at the brewery served in a heavy, dimpled Oktoberfest stein. The beer is a deep amber in color color with a nice, well retained head. Pretty much spot on for the style - rich aromas of biscuity malt with layers of autumn leaves, toasted grain, and a subtle fruity, caramel sweetness. Satisfyingly malty and flavorful but cleaning up very well to finish with a grassy noble hop flavor and snappy bitterness. I’m game for a full boot of this, anytime.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bsp77
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Quick review:

Light copper color with okay head. Aroma is bready, biscuity and fruity. Taste is also biscuity and bready, but with a strong fruity sweetness that is not balanced enough by the noble hops. Finish is also too sweet. Some good classic Marzen flavors but too sweet for my preference.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Label says enjoy by 12/18/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of off white head which slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A bready, toasty, and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with hints of caramel, biscuit, and subtle fruit. Toasted barley malt with upfront hints of biscuit, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, cracker, and yeast. Subtle fruit hints of apple and orange along with some sugar sweetness. Light hints of earthy hops. Also some hints of spice. A pretty solid malty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a toasty, bready, and sweet classic Marzen malt driven taste with notes of caramel, biscuit, and fruit. Upfront toasted barley malt with good notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, yeast, grains, and cracker. Light fruit undertones of apple and orange. Sweet notes of sugar. Subtle spice presence with a slight note of cinnamon. Subtle earthy hop presence. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a Marzen. Good bready malt flavors with a nice subtle presence of fruit and hops.

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3.68/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of morimech
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of 303beer
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear well carbonated light copper color with an inch of off white rocky head. A very light nose to it. Taste is crisp and delicious. Very balanced with a touch of malt on the backend. Very good marzen. In fact I can't think of a better one.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of vermilcj
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps the best Marzen/Oktoberfest I've had. Although I've yet to travel to Germany.

Nice light copper color. Clean and clear. About 1 1/2 inch thick white foam is rich and somewhat sticky.

Aroma is light but effective. Sweet and light caramel underneath with subtle hop and yeat spice throughout. Nothing to set your nose on an escapade, but it does the marzen job nicely.

This beer just tastes awesome. The sweetness is soft biscuit sweetbread, light caramel drizzled in. Earthy spice comes and goes, and dances with the floral spice quite well. Nice zip on the end to announce the hop pressence, but not enough to offer bitterness.

Fantastic beer.

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Photo of bwgassman
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data: ENJOY BY 12/20/14

The body is crystal clear with a deep gold hue and a one-finger thick, lasting white head. Fruity aroma, like peach and apricot with a mild, malt undertone. The taste mimics the aroma with a bit more grainy bread flavor; rather sweet. Medium mouthfeel; kind of coarse on the palate; dry finish.

A decent beer but there is a little too much overt sweetness that works its way into the overall flavor. Hop bitterness stays low-key and takes some of the sweetness out of the picture. Worth a try...

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Photo of sporklift87
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexipa
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was delighted to find that this is a legit German style Oktoberfest. If I didn't know any better, I would think it was brewed in Germany by Germans for Germans during a big German fest.

It's a beautiful clear orange color with a huge white head. The smell isn't as strong as some others I've had, but still present and gives that signature Oktoberfest scent (sweet, bready malts). The taste is not as sweet as I expected, this is a very balanced brew. Doesn't linger long and is insanely drinkable.

I had a growler full of it about three hours ago, now it seems I have an empty growler I need to fill.

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Photo of TubaDan
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of V1per41
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KLHBB
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recommended by the guy at the liquor store so I bought a six-pack. Yeah, I'm that easily swayed IF it's a style I like. And yes, I like this a lot and seems like a good base note to compare other Marzens. Pours a copper-penny color, its smells of nuts. Pay no attention to my nose, I never do. The taste is a nice balance of malt and hops with a dark brown bread taste to it. Medium bodied, light carbonation. If this was one of several in a flight, I'd choose it as the beer I wanted to accompany dinner.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZAP
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me of a German style Ofest. Nice toasted maltiness with a spicy/herbal hop backing....medium body with a spitzier feel and dry finish. Above average but not one I would likely buy again.

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Märzen Oktoberfest from Prost Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.