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Dinkelacker Märzen - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Reviews: 18
Hads: 65
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 20.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IchLiebeBier on 06-16-2013

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Reviews by IchLiebeBier:
Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber; medium head

Aroma: Malty; honey; slightly honey-like

Taste: Juicy start with hoppy bitterness notes; dry, hoppy finish; hoppy, but not overpowering; not bad overall

Remarks: Pretty enjoyable for a Märzen; good session beer

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

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant tea brown with a slight red orange tint supporting a 1” cream colored moderately persistent foam stand. S: Clean lager nose with no fruit. Bready German malt with a light toast. No fruit, no caramel, no diacetyl or dark roast flavors. T: Clean lightly sweet lightly toasted malts, light spicy malt character, light bread, moderate hop bitterness, no hop flavor, no fruit, malt forward with long, rich bread after tastes. F: Very creamy, clean and smooth with medium body and carbonation. O: A very easy to drink Oktoberfest.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a stein glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention.

Smell: A bready, toasty, and sweet malt forward aroma with hints of caramel and fruit. Toasted malts with good hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, and lager yeast. Fruit hints of apple and slight lemon. Sweet honey like scent as well. Hops are light. A solid malty aroma.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a nicely sweet, toasty, and bready malt driven taste with notes of sweet caramel and fruit. Bready toasted malt with notes of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, cracker, and lager yeast. Fruit undertones of apple and lemon along with some honey sweetness. Subtle earthy hops in the background. A pretty nice lager taste.

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

Overall: A very solid take on the German Marzen style. Good bready malt and fruit notes.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.89/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, deep, dark, mahogany color with a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Delicious! Tons of bready, toasted malt aromas, imparting notes of freshly baked pretzels and biscuits, flowed by aromas of caramel and brown sugar, black pepper, and touches of floral, piney hops.

Taste: Just as delicious as the aroma! Lots of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by lots of caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, a black pepper, and touches of floral, piney hops at the finish. This is a massive malt bomb, sweet and bready.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very creamy with some carbonation to tickle the taste-buds. With an ABV of 5.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an outstanding, Märzen!! Absolutely delicious! This will become a yearly main-stay in my fridge during Oktoberfest season, as long as it’s available and I can find it!

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Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of morimech
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darwin232
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of malts. Taste is bready, malty, drinks almost more like a bock than a marzen. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a smooth and sessionable beer.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this at an Oktoberfest event at the Student Prince in Springfield, MA. The beer had a dark color with some amber in the light and a nice, thick head that lasted for awhile. Roasty aromas of malts with butter and spices filled the nose. Pretty good, sweet taste with a sweetness like caramel mixed with some great malt flavors. Nice and creamy body with a decent carbonation. Overall, this was a nice and sweet drink for the evening festivities.

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Photo of tugdriver7
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dinkelacker Oktoberfest Marzen has a very thick, slightly beige head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and rather heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of subdued, toasted malt, and the flavor is of caramel, toasted barley, sweetness, bread crust, and mellow hop bitterness to round out the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Dinkelacker Oktoberfest Marzen finishes crisp and highly drinkable. I found this to be remarkably similar to Busch Signature Copper Lager.


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Photo of fx20736
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought a 6 pack from Beers of the World, late Sept 2015. Served cold in a diimpled mug.

Look: Copper, offwhite head, no lace

Smell: sweet caramel malt with some Noble Hops in thee background

Taste: toasted grain, touch of hops

Feel: kind of flat

Overall: mediocre, nothing worth buying

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Photo of plaid75
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of Dinkelacker's Märzen a few days ago for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. I've never had this beer and I've haven't heard of this brewery before and I thought I would give their Marzen a chance, so lets see how it goes. There were some numbers on the back, but I couldn't decode them. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into my Oktoberfest stein.

A- The label looks good, it goes nicely with the Oktoberfest season and I think it's a little eye catching. It poured a real nice clear amber color that took one more of a brighter amber color when held to the light with almost three fingers worth of fluffy light tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This was a pretty nice looking beer, I really liked the color and head, but the lacing was lacking a little.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a fruity aroma being the first to show up and it imparts a apple juice and slight pear like aroma with a slight soapy aroma also coming through. Up next comes the malts which impart some sweet malt, bread crust, light caramel, light toasted and light grainy like aromas with just a little bit of clean lager yeast coming through. This beer had a decent aroma, but I thought it was a little unbalanced with too much fruity aromas.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's just a little lighter and it starts off with a higher amount of low sweetness with the fruits still being the first to show up and it's the apple juice that sticks out the most and it seems to be the flavor that sticks out the most. Up next comes the malts which are just a little lighter than they were in the aroma and they impart the same malty aspects with no single aspect seeming to sticking out the most. On the finish there was no bitterness with a apple juice and watery malt aftertaste. This was decent tasting Marzen, but it wasn't as balanced as I would like.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, fairly clean, pretty dry on the finish, a little watery, on the thicker side of being light bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was decent, but I wish it wasn't a little watery and I think it needs more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was just ok and I thought it was a decent example of the style, it had most of the flavors and aromas that I look for in the style, but that good balance just didn't show up and that's what holds this beer back from being a good example of the style. This beer had ok drinkability, it was a little crisp, fairly clean, pretty dry on the finish, a little watery, not filling at all and the taste didn't do the best job at holding my attention, I think one would be enough for me, the taste doesn't really make me want to come back for more. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance, the color and head were really nice. What I liked the least about this beer was the balance, it was off and it lacked the balance that all the good examples of the style have. I wouldn't buy this beer again, it's very easy for me to find a better example of the style and I can't say I would recommend it either. This didn't make for the best first impression for this brewery, but I would be interested in trying some more of their beers and I would say this one falls right in the middle as far as the style goes. I wasn't impressed with this one, I thought it was rough around the edges, better luck next time guys.

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Photo of CJRubes
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattDbach
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper without much foamy fanfare. Bread crust aroma with some noble hops evident. Brady and malty. A little thinner than some. Decent. Hooray for tall boys.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WynnO
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dinkelacker Märzen from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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