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Zipfer Märzen - Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)

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BA SCORE
81
good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union) visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2008)
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Reviews by NeroFiddled:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Zipfer Märzen
,5L can
1.02€ @ BILLA, Singerstraße 6, Wien

Appearance: Light gold. Bright white head. Fairly good retention and lacing. Not as dark as I'd expect a true Märzen to be.

Smell: Light, gently sweetish malt. Soft hops background.

Taste: Simply a slightly maltier Pils. Perhaps there's some more hop flavor as well, but not much. Very straightforward golden malt base. It lacks the depth of flavor I expect in a Märzen. Dry, limited finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied / median carbonation.

Overall: Uninspiring. Perhaps even boring given the Märzen tag. I'd call it more of a Munich helles, but it doesn't even have the malt component for that! Focusing simply on the beer itself in a hedonistic way it's not bad. It's clean and well-balanced. It has some character, even if that's limited. There are a lot of worse beers, but don't expect much.

NeroFiddled, Jan 10, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

.5l can purchased and consumed in Austria.

A bit more hops than malt in the nose, and quite a bit more hops in tasting. Moderately bitter by the finish, i think this is the locals'
idea of a very hop forward beer. Some metallic taste here too.

M: Near medium body with somewhat strong carbonation and a significant harshness on the tongue.

O: I guess this is an Austrian macro-brew. Not without some good properties, but substantially inferior to the various Bavarian beers I've had the past several days.

chinchill, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -14%

Ciocanelu, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of straightlambic
3/5  rDev -14%

straightlambic, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

safaricook, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -14%

cfalovo97, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Beerman1977
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Beerman1977, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of millelacsmark
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

millelacsmark, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Latarnik, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Brabander
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I usually drink this beer when i am in Austria for my holidays.

I know the brewery and its famous in Austria for it's appearance.

Bottles contain 500 cc and are mostly poured in a 500 cc glass. The beer has a nice white head which dissapears after a short while. Has a nice carbonation and the smell is ok; like a German beer does.

This beer is mostly available around Innsbruck in the county Tirol.

I drink this beer now and then with a shot of obstler, an Austrian drink of 40 % alcohol.

(Edit in 2001)I got this beer yesterday (March 2011) poured in an original (and new) Zipfer glass. The carbonation was unbelievable big!! The bubbles kept coming. The taste was as i have known it for a long time.

Brabander, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of sim0n17
4/5  rDev +14.6%

sim0n17, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of rontmx5
4.6/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Daughter brought back from Austria as gift. Really mild taste. I think you can drink many in one sitting. Unfortunately I only have one. I would buy it. I would normally expect German or Austrian beers to be more harsh. I would recommend this beer if you can get it.

rontmx5, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of gyozogy
4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

gyozogy, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

dcmchew, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Oidmoe, Aug 22, 2014
Zipfer Märzen from Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)
81 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.