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Summit Oktoberfest Marzen - Summit Brewing Company

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583 Ratings
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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 12
Gots: 48 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

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4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into dimpled mug, best before 1/3/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavor with no overly estery notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oktoberfest style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can purchased at John's Grocery in Iowa City, unknown brewing/canning date but bottom of the can read "EB 12/13/14," poured into my Snallygaster 2013 mug and drank over 30 minutes

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4.04/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.04/5  rDev -16%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

from a bottle into an imperial pint glass. (Tasted side-by-side with Millstream and Brooklyn Ofests.)

A: Pumpkin copper, 2 finger khaki head.
S: Pretty sweet, a little spice and nutmeg, some floral/citrus hops
T: Follows nose, a little more pronounced sweetness (toffee) and breadiness, a tingly buzz on the tongue toward the end with the floral and citrus hops.
M: A little heavier than is ideal for the style to me. Dry and crisp.

Overall: On its own, I think it's pretty good, and I'd drink it again. It doesn't all come together quite as well as the ideal Ofests out there...and it suffered in comparison with the Millstream.

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Summit Oktoberfest Marzen from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.