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Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Solid marzen. Wish they were still Virginia owned... but I can't hold that against this beer. Tastes like it should, according to style guides, though didn't blow me out of the water. Would buy again.

everythingiszen, Yesterday at 03:50 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

crowsnest, Friday at 04:48 AM
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

HannahSea, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

CreekyJarls, Sep 08, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

wollefdoogylloj, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

bacher468, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%

Feels kind of strange drinking an octoberfest beer on this warm, muggy night. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild a bit of malts. Taste is also very light, some toasted malts, not a lot of flavor here. Feels light in the mouth and overall, not a bad beer, but seems to be lacking and real flavor or punch.

tone77, Sep 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

Mattbudke, Aug 30, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

AMCPhD, Aug 25, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -12.4%

hockeyfighter19, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

PTEdelman, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

wrightst, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

harpus, Feb 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BillRoth, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Morakaton, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

HarryPotHead, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Druss157, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dmk91, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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!

Jeffreysan, Oct 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

oriolesfan4, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

amandajclark, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Hockey_Fan, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Tavo2311, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Boone757, Sep 30, 2013
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Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.