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Das Echte Maerzen - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Das Echte MaerzenDas Echte Maerzen

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: schrist275 on 01-01-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Leiermann, Today at 12:50 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Tomais, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of krampert11
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%

Had this beer at a local Oktoberfest celebration in my area.

Poured a beautiful golden copper color. Looked amazing and a perfect white head that stook around for a good time.

Smelt malty and I really got a good smell of honey.

Very good taste. Malts balanced nicely and there was slight bitterness with a hint of honey that was very pleasant.

I haven't had too many oktoberfest style beers but I can say this one was perfect for my taste. A real treat to have this on tap and complimented the german food at the festival extremely well. If I could find this again I would not hesitate to drink more.

krampert11, Oct 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

stampfler07, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Nyczj, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Appearance: Orangish-Amber; slightly cloudy; big head

Aroma: Malty; biscuity; slight citrus; hint of honey

Taste: Juicy, sweetish start; slightly bitter mid; slightly bitter, nutty finish; very refreshing and pretty well balanced.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Beerdudenumberone, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

tootsMcGee, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

JHendu, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of ckollias
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%

Enjoyed this flop top bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a light golden copper hue with a white 2-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace.

S: Malt caramel aroma with a fruity background.

T: There is a bready malt sweetness flavor followed a slight hoppy bitterness. All flavors here are pretty bland and mesh together.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Not the typical Marzen I am used to – but it was a decent beer.

ckollias, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of jonb5
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass. Golden copper colour, hints of orange. Clear with a one finger, poorly retained head. Initially not much of an aroma, but some vanila came through eventually. Tasted very sweet, not in an artificial way, but was hard to detect much else. Moderate carbonation, crisp texture, fairly smooth. Good beer for a hot day, could be too sweet for some palates though.

jonb5, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

jandadeboer, Aug 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

katiska, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Ryan1423, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

fisherbray, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of kwerner31
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

I am living in Germany for a year and discovered this beer at the local REWE getrankemarkt.

I selected it because my ancestors were Schwabisch and I was curious about the beer.

It's full name is Das Achte Schwaben Brau Marzen.

Needless to say, it is now my favorite beer and I get a few each time I go to the grocery store that has the beverage market, despite being more of a wine drinker than a beer connoisseur.

To me, it has a somewhat sharp initial spark that fades into a complex tangy taste. I am not a beer expert, but I like the variety of sensations you get from it. I never get tired of its taste.

kwerner31, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

spacemanvt, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Radome
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured from a 500 ml Grolsch-type bottle into a goblet.

A - Beer is very light-colored for a Marzen. It is a medium golden color with some orange highlights. Beer is extremely clear. The head is white, wispy, and quickly fades to a ring.

S - The aroma is a classic Marzen. It has bready, toasty malt and noble hops mixed in perfect harmony. It smells very clean and crisp.

T - There is some hop bitterness and carbonation bite that initially obscures everything else. Once that clears, the tastes are a blend of Munich malt and noble hops, just like the aroma. Dry finish.

M - Light body, sharp carbonation bite. No alcohol burn.

o - A very enjoyable Marzen. I would prefer less bitterness and carbonation up front and more malt to balance, but that is splitting hairs on a very good beer.

Radome, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of JoeyV
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%

Served in a glass mug

A: Beautiful rich golden amber - what little head accumulates is quick to fade. Totally transparent, lots of visible carbonation.

S: It doesn't have a particularly strong scent... slightly malty aroma, remiscient of fresh baked bread with a little brown sugar and spice.

T: Again, not very strong, but I like what's there. After a rather bland start, a slight wave of maltiness washes over the palate - flavor comparisons that come to mind are sweetened bread and marzipan. Very little bitterness from the hops.

M: Very thin, highly carbonated. Nice little kick at the end that gives the beer a refreshing bite.

O: I might sound a bit underwhelmed, but in reality I really like this - it's simple without being downright boring. I could kick back a lot of these in a single night without getting tired of it.

JoeyV, May 06, 2011
Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured into my .5L mug. Bottle given to me by a friend who's sister lives in Germany. Knew I loved beer so I received this as a nice surprise.

A- Pours a very golden liquid that is just on the verge of light orange. It poured a massive giant head that was off white but very fluffly and sat atop the beer for quite some time but left absolutely no lacing. A bit light in color per style, but all else wasn't bad.

S- Very sweet aroma. A toasty/toffee smell with a potential light floral aroma to back up the malt forward nose just a tiny bit.

T/M- The hops are more prominent than the nose would tell. Starts with a soft bitterness (maybe 20IBU) that transitions to a great complex malt taste. Very bready and toasty. The bitterness remains present, but slowly takes a seat and lets the malt come forward. Very interesting evolution of flavors. The balance here is spot on. Medium body with medium/high carbonation. Well done.

O- I'm not incredibly familiar with this style, my experience runs maybe 5-7 deep; but from my recollection, this is around the top. The best part is the way the flavors blend and change to form a nice complex taste all around. Would I take this beer over a mediocre stout or porter- no way... Would I take this beer over any other marzen or amber lager- absolutely! I thought this to be very refreshing on a cold Spring day...

TheGordianKnot, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of heartofgold
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

This bottle was given to me by a friend who was ecstatic about the growler of Pliney the Elder that I gave him a month before, so he brought this back from Germany for me. Not having posted a review yet, this personally imported bottle was as good as an excuse as any!

Poured into a tall Pilzner glass. It created a nice white head that dissipated in 2-3 minutes. Efforvescent, clear golden color.

The nose was very subtle with perhaps a hint of vanilla and yeast -- more aroma than expected.

The taste surprised me; the malt had a slight sweetness and carried some banana into the finish, with a slight hoppy bite to it. The medium body and moderate carbonation balanced the overall character.

Although Marzen is not my style -- I like much bigger beers -- this was a very drinkable beer. If I had another bottle, I would have popped it open.

heartofgold, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of smanders
3.35/5  rDev -8%

Appearance - crystal clear, gold and white head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell - candied malt with a little yeast.

Taste - sweetness of honey with a butter note.

Mouthfeel - very smooth. No work needed to drink this beer.

Drinkability - you could drink a number of these beers in a session. You may not enjoy it a great deal, but you could do it. There are better Marzens available.

smanders, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of stonesean
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Ordered at the military club on Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart. Served in a .5 liter glass stein out of a flip top bottle. Label shows a typical Swabian couple, with the guy enjoying his beer. Loosely translated "Das Echte" means "the real thing".

A: Pours perhaps a 1/4 inch head that quickly dissapated. A nice amber/orange color. I was expecting a bit darker copper to it, but still a nice looking beer.

S: Has the classic toffee/caramel candy smell. Very appealing to a malt head like me.

T: A nice malty flavor profile. There is a slight hoppy bite at the end, but this is not a super hoppy beer by any stretch. It is nice, but not so strong as to be overpowering.

M: Not super carbonated, very crisp bitter/ale character with a clean finish.

D: Very drinkable. A great beer with food. If I were to try and introduce a miller/bud fan to Marzen, this would be the one I'd give them.

stonesean, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of jbro434
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

A good typical Marzen. Slightly sweet and very malty. Amber to dark color that has the slightest hints of caramel, cherry and hops that blend nicely. Not overpowered by the sweetness at all. This would go perfect with BBQ. Just enough hops to balance it out in the middle witha finish that tastes of honey on the tip of the tongue. If I lived in Stuggart, I would consider this a go to beer.

jbro434, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured from a .5L swing top to a glass mug the brew is light caramel with good carbonation. The head is 2 fingers off white and leaves some lace.

The smell is sweet and caramely.

The taste is the same light sweet caramel and mild hops with a slight after bite.

The mouthfeel is good, better then medium body, with nice carbonation.

The drinkability it ok to good, it is worth a try.

Ein Prosit, MK

MuenchenerKindl, Jun 13, 2009
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Das Echte Maerzen from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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