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Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenDominion Octoberfest Maerzen

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81
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194 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%


Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Autumn Seasonal beer is a traditional Maerzen style lager. We use eight types of imported German malts and four hop varieties to create this amber-colored fest beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2002)
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-28-2013 16:23:07 | More by HarryPotHead
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Alabama

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BillRoth

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-18-2013 04:55:53 | More by Druss157
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-13-2013 19:12:38 | More by dmk91
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden-copper, amber color with a half of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass

Aroma: Very malty and very bready, like freshly baked sourdough or French baguettes. I get notes of black pepper, and caramel, as well as floral notes of clover and honey.

Taste: Very similar to the beer’s aroma. Very malty and bready up front, with notes of black pepper, caramel, salted butter, honey, all beautifully balanced with some hoppy bitterness at the finish. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium and creamy with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent American version of an Oktoberfest beer. Beautifully crafted, beautifully balanced, beautifully flavored, this is one of my favorite Oktoberfest beers. I love it!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 00:54:52 | More by Jeffreysan
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-20-2013 16:29:26 | More by marlinsfan4
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amandajclark

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-15-2013 01:36:41 | More by amandajclark
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-13-2013 15:34:53 | More by Hockey_Fan
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Tavo2311

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-02-2013 01:26:04 | More by Tavo2311
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-30-2013 23:39:47 | More by Boone757
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Virginia

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-26-2013 00:19:25 | More by sprague808
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Xach

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

First review!

A - Katie really liked the color, thought it was a nice amber. This is our first tasting, so we didn't really check out the pour. 4 was compromise, I thought it looked a little flat.

S - I thought it had a slightly... old smell? Didn't really like the smell at all. Katie felt it had a toasty smell, but very faint.

T - It wasn't a great taste, just slightly better than ok. Probably could've gone lower here.

M - It was slightly under-carbonated which Katie didn't like. I thought it was pretty smooth, but otherwise, not a great mouthfeel

O - Very average. I was feeling a bit lower, but Katie thought it was a nice middle ground for us to rate future beers against.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 00:16:28 | More by Xach
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Look: Thin frothing, rudy amber hue

Smell: Mild sweetness, grassy, malty breadiness, mild herbal hop, toasted bread

Taste: Decent smoothness, clean graininess, fresh bread, toasted grain, full-on maltiness, subtle herbal hops flavor, balancing hop bitterness, bread crust finish, ends dry

A good O-fest, hits all of the right buttons but does not exactly wow. Still a good rendition to check out.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 00:40:44 | More by Jason
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

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SakellariosVouvalis

Virginia

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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brewerburgundy

California

2.6/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle, glass jar, bottled 8/17/13.

It's a nice, deep orange amber. The head is loose bubbles and doesn't have much staying power.

Aroma is slightly grainy and lager-like; barely there.

It's a bit nutty with a little of the herbal numbing noble hop in the tail end. Dry cracker yeast. There isn't an abundance of flavor either.

Typical lager lightness and effervescence.

My overall impression is typical low-flavor lager with more caramel or maybe Munich malt added.

Serving type: bottle

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Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.