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Märzen Oktoberfest - Prost Brewing Company

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88
very good

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 34
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 4.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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: 10 | Hads: 34
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is a perfect marzen in my opinion. its as good as it gets, with characteristics you dont usually find in this style. it pours halloweeny looking orange color, crystal clear with a tall and lasting white head of clouds. it smells german malty, duh, but lighter than a lot of these. biscuity, even buttery cracker profile. it also has a touch of sweetness that doesnt stay in the finish. some balanced hopping as well. i love the flavor, its malty and sturdy, but plenty drinkable. lots of grains coming together here. smooth texture, same as all the prost beers, theyve got this part dialed. this is one ill go back to for sure. the perfect seasonal, realy really good. easy to make a night of these. (704 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
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. (666 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
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. (197 characters)

Photo of blackie
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (457 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (1,233 characters)

Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
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... (534 characters)

Photo of bsp77
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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. (300 characters)

Photo of alexipa
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (606 characters)

Photo of BeerWizard
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've had this before on draught but never from a bottle. Pours, as advertised on the label, with "an orangish hue color," which leaves me reeling from the grammatical indifference of that descriptor, but this is about beer. The aroma is malty and nutty, slightly herbal, with the faintest hint of booze. Hits the palate hard with dark cherry, malt, and bready goodness. A little molasses, even a bit flowery. The mouthfeel is slippery and moderately carbonated. It goes down like a dream and leaves the slightest hint of bitterness on the back end to remind you that you did indeed drink something, however at 5.8% abv, that realization is going to come to you sooner or later. Great marzen, and like other stuff from Prost, highly drinkable. I'd probably opt for GD Hoss in place of this given the option, but would recommend this to any fan of Oktoberfest. (858 characters)

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first visit to Prost on 11-08-2012 was a great success, and the beer that really stood out to me was the O-fest. (I am a big fan of the style, and find that most disappoint.)

A: Billowing cloudy heat atop a layer of crystal clear orange-gold. Some lacing and stickiness from the foam. The large steins are a great presentation vessel for this beer.

S: doughy bread, faint hops, and some malt sweetness. farily clean and light, not an overpowering aroma.

T: More biscuity and bready malts, some light candy sweetness, and a nice balancing herbal hop note at the end of the drink. The balance between all of the flavors is great, and nothing overwhelms you or makes you tired of it. It is not overly biscuity or sweet or hoppy, it is a perfect marriage of all of these things.

M: Light to medium body, goes down smooth and refreshing. You could take down several steins in one sitting and not feel like the beer is syrupy or heavy.

O: this is a well crafted beer, and is so balanced that it makes you want more and more. It is refreshing, malty, semi-sweet, and extremely drinkable. I highly recomend it, and hope they bottle it one day. One of my favorite fest biers to date. (1,184 characters)

Märzen Oktoberfest from Prost Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.