Summit Oktoberfest Marzen - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by Knuckles:
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Apparently, this is my week for boring marzens. I picked up some of the Summit Oktoberfest when I was in Cleveland, just for the hell of it. I was trying to pick some beers that would appeal to a broad range of tastes, and that was the lager I grabbed. Not a particularly scientific sampling, but I did what I could.
Understand, I don't expect marzens to be mind-blowing. It would be nice, however, if I could find one that ranges beyond the pedestrian. So far I've only found two that do, but am in no position to review them.
Appearance: This beer is gorgeous, but awfully damn light. Thing's orange like a double IPA. I expect my marzens to be a bit darker, and with more brown to it. It was pretty, just too damn light.
Smell: Not particularly mind bending. Lots of yeast, wee hint of malt chasing it around my voluminous nostrils. The yeast won.
Taste: Again, unremarkable. Pleasant malt front, the typical yeasty finish, not much in between. I could pound litres of this stuff and never know it.
Mouthfeel: A bit better than the Hooker I had the day before. This has a slightly more solid presence in the mouth, but not breathtakingly so.
Drinkability: Oh yes, you could drink the shit out of this. It goes down easily, and is never unpleasant. It's just not going to change your life. Unless you drink an assload of it, go home and knock up your girlfriend, get married, get a job at the glue factory and spend your days sawing the hooves off of horse corpses before you throw them into the glue pot so the hooves can be sent off to the Jell-O Brand Gelatin factory so we all can continue to enjoy our fruity gelatinous desserts until the end of time because I know we all just LOVE to watch it jiggle. If that happens, then I guess you could say that it DID change your life. But it seems like a bit of a longshot.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2005 05:08:32 | More by Knuckles
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
I really like this beer. After landing in MN. This was in the fridge at the hotel. Great taste, no linger, easy to drink. Marzen style drinkers will like this beer. A little on the front end that I don't care for, but that fades pretty rapidly. Label could use an upgrade, looks like a production beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 23:49:26 | More by OMBeer
3.66/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I find myself trying every Oktoberfest and pumpkin flavored beer I can get me hands on, this one was pretty good! I am a easy going critic as I enjoy just about every beer I've had so... saying that, I still feel there was something missing here. I wish I could place it with words but don't yet have the beer vocabulary to do so. Overall very drinkable though!
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2013 17:50:40 | More by ALC82
Summit Oktoberfest Marzen from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.