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Summit Oktoberfest Marzen - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

552 Ratings
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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%

Chilly fall evening. Time for an Oktoberfest!

Appearance (4.25) : pours a creamy, frothy four fingered head with tightly knit bubbles atop a light copper, autumn hue of a body. Opacity of the body is about 20%. Frothy head leaves intricate webs of lacing around the glass.

Aroma (3.75) : Lovely fleshy pumpkin and nutmeg notes, with slightly sour ale and wheat. Some clove as well. Bouquet is about medium strength.

Taste (4) : I feel like I've stuck a spoon into a pumpkin and this is the result. Lightly toasted pumpkin flesh, with lots of nutmeg, clove, allspice. Mid-body, a pleasantly sour saison-like buzz forms on the tongue, making things exciting. This is the beer to have when carving pumpkins - it fits right in. Slightly metallic and bloody (?) from the bottle. Definitely pour this one. Overall though it's got a complex flavor and great malt character. I don't know how they do it, but it's great.

Mouthfeel (4.5) : Literally does somersaults in your mouth. First it's light-bodied, then it morphs into tangy, and then spicy, and then finally a lovely heavy cream finish. Ends similar to a milkshake. This is some good brew.

Overall (4.04) : Although it's different from other Marzens I've tried, this beer is pretty good. What sets it apart is its Flanders style sour thing going on in the middle... it's not really intense but it stands out. If you get a chance to try this, do it.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

kkmiller76, Today at 03:13 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

dmorgan310, Yesterday at 01:16 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Albeertram, Monday at 11:29 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

bcaputo99, Monday at 03:00 AM
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

sgttibbs, Sunday at 10:39 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Mike412, Sunday at 05:59 PM
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3.8/5  rDev +5%

WSDUDE, Friday at 04:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BeerLover99, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

hinemk76, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Reddogelite, Oct 13, 2014
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2.95/5  rDev -18.5%

DemoniChris, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of dakotaben
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

A - 1/2 finger light tan head that dissipated fairly quickly.

S - light malt and sweet smell

T - moderate earthy malt with a faint sweet bread taste.

M - moderate high carbonation. fine bubbles that coat the mouth going down.

O - Nice beer. better than ok, but not great.

dakotaben, Oct 11, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acforster2, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Mayhewbc, Oct 09, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -8.3%

Danstaddon, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
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1.55/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I hope I just got a bad batch, because others have had this and liked it. The beer I had a metallic taste to it. It reminded me of a very cheap beer in a can.

Chief_Mug, Oct 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

dt_gbpackersfan, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

atone315, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DaveMiller, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

bpkrippner, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of simplejj81
4/5  rDev +10.5%

This is one of the higher abv oktoberfest beers I've had, 7.1% . Its still very tasty and malty for its style, i will look for this again.

simplejj81, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mountaincoffee, Oct 06, 2014
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Summit Oktoberfest Marzen from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.