Summit Oktoberfest Marzen - Summit Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
I got this brew as an extra in a trade with Mistofminn, Thanks Brad!
12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.
Clear orange/amber color with a small off-white head that thinned to a ring.
Caramel malt and some earthiness.
Balanced flavor of malt and earthy hops with no hint of higher abv.
Medium bodied with a slick feel.
Drinkable, yes and worth a try.
10-12-2009 21:08:08 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass
A - A light orange/copper color that's slightly opaque with golden highlights. One finger head of decently tight, eggshell-white foam that slowly dissipates to a fine cover. Active carbonation continues to feed the surface long after the pour.
S - Lightly toasted malt, sweet caramel almost approaching orange extract, floral and citrus hops in the background. Sugars/esters are what's pronounced and define the nose.
T - Grainy malts fresh from the mill, apricot-candy sugars, very similar to the nose. Hops balance sugars in the finish and cut them off. The ABV appears at the very end, giving it almost a bourbon style.
M - Decent body. A bit above moderate carbonation, and somewhat fizzy. Rather short, crisp finish with remnants of malt alcohol lingering in the sinuses.
O - A rather refreshing, clean Marzen that presents orange-hinted sugars and malt up front with enough hops in the finish for balance and cleansing to prevent them from being cloying. It's surprising to see the ABV above 7%, although there's evidence of it when there's some time between swallows. Close enough to the traditional representatives of the style to qualify, but definitely a crisper, malt-booze take on it. I see future enjoyment of this around a late-nite October bonfire with friends and cigars. Probably won't seek it out, but will buy a sixer when I see it just to have for the right time.
04-03-2012 02:00:12 | More by BuckeyeSlim
3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
Enjoyed this while in Minneapolis for an Iowa football game. Can't remember the name of the bar but anyway, a real solid Oktoberfest beer with the perfect amount of malts balanced by a slight amount of hops. Nice copper pour with a white head. Nice smooth malty taste and finish. A nice fall brew.
03-24-2012 17:04:18 | More by iabeerbaron
3.43/5 rDev -5.2%
received as an extra in a trade with birchstick.
Pours a brown with some head and lacing,
Not much of a smell, some bready malty notes but not a lot.
Good taste, lageresque and could use some more malt but overall pleasant.
Tasty beer but overall thin.
12-23-2010 04:57:35 | More by Murchmac
Summit Oktoberfest Marzen from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.