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Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 126
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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Photo of streetcommander
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank from pilsner glass at 44-60F.

Malt, toast, bread. ...I swear a hint of rye. Very mild noble hop on the nose.

Nicely carbonated, with an assertive mouthfeel. The malt and Simcoe type hop prevail. The warmer it gets the more balanced and complex it becomes. Very nice. No syrup or over caramelized grain taste on finish.

Very sessionable. Little too pricey at $9 a six.

streetcommander, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -15.7%

mpalestino, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Sludgeman, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Zimm
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Zimm, May 15, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
Photo of dacrza1
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

date reviewed: 31 January 2013...
glassware: standard pilsner...
occasion: last 30 Rock ever...cannot quantify the sadness...
appearance: ambitiously bubbling copper body with a thcik, fluffy off-white head--sediment seems present...
aroma: pleasantly malty; sharply incisive at the throat--not a boring stand-still lager....
palate: short notes: mellow and smooth, nice a nice cigar...
taste: pearish, fruity, and surprisingly complex....some of it works, some of it trifles...
overall: a pleasant beer to experience and revisit--quite a sessionable drink...

dacrza1, May 05, 2013
Photo of vtn
3/5  rDev -15.7%

vtn, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

TheBigBoy, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of NeoZaZ
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

NeoZaZ, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/24/2012. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy orange copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, light grass, and herbal hops. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of apricot, pear, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, nuttiness, brown bread, grass, light roasted grain, and herbal hop spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, nuttiness, light roasted grain, grass, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Nice flavor balance and robustness; with almost zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Oktoberfest style. Very nice flavor robustness and balance; and very smooth to drink. I enjoyed this quite a bit, well done.

superspak, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

cliff1066, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of jamisonspitzer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jamisonspitzer, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

t0rin0, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of DruC4
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DruC4, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of jp312
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jp312, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Chaney
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap here recently at a local restaurant.

Served in a pint glass.

A: Poured an orange color, with a slight chill haze, and minuscule white head.

S: I got some bread with some German malt poking through the dough. Also, the fresh filtered water kinda reminded me of a melted lollipop.

T: This was slightly sweet, but not too Americanized. Nice balance between the sweet and the German mothball.

M: Nice spritz on the carbonation front, but I honestly wish this had a touch more bitterness for added character.

O: Nothing groundbreaking here, but I must say: I chugged my pint rather quickly.

Chaney, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mixed and matched this at the House of 1,000 beers. I think I paid around 2.50 for the single. Color is fair enough for the style. Light amber brown with a slight opaque colored head which seems to stick around for a bit. Smell is a clash of herbal like hops and German malts. Not too much caramel or toasted malt.

Flavor is about the same. Herbal hops, mild husky toast grain and some sweetness toward the finish. Simple but I am guessing they hopped it too much since it's kind of bitter. Mouthfeel is about par to style giving me a light to medium bodied beverage.

Overall it's pretty much hit or miss with this beer company and this one is a sure fire miss. Cut back to maybe a couple types of hops and this would be much more drinkable.

DrDemento456, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of FrankShirley
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

FrankShirley, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Navalartichoke
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Navalartichoke, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of EFR94
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

EFR94, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Trent
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Trent, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of mscott1975
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

mscott1975, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Honeycutt
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Honeycutt, Oct 14, 2012
Dominion Octoberfest Maerzen from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.