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Summit Oktoberfest Marzen - Summit Brewing Company

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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 12
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Megahertz
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Original review 8-17-12: 12 oz bottle dated 2-July-12, best before 2-Jan-13.

A - Brilliantly clear deep red with moderate brightly colored head that falls quickly. Carbonation appears brisk. Very good lacing.

S - Medium to high german malts with some herbal character. A slight nutty note in the back of the nose on initial pour.

T - Many layers of malt. Bready, biscuity & toast notes with a very subtle background herbal hoppiness. Finish is dry.

M - Light to medium body with medium high carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O - Excellent example of the style.

Update 8-1-13: 12 oz bottled on 27-Jun-13, best before 24-Dec-13. Poured into a Falstaff mug.

A - Brilliantly clear golden amber with creamy off-white head. Carbonation appears brisk.

S - Considerable toasty toffee mixed with cherry esters. Mild alcohol in the background.

T - Malty but not sweet. Moderate cherry esters in the mid. What a beautiful ending - the toasted bread, caramel and doughy malt flavors really shine in the finish.

M - Medium body with considerable carbonation. Carbonation on the high end, but it seems to help cleanse the palate rather than bite. Less sticky than last years batch.

OI - An excellent Marzen. Somewhat ale-like fruity esters were not apparent last year, and less noble hop character. Still an outstanding example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out an auburn, amber and brown color, solid mild beige head that stands tall over 1". Great retention, nice looking lace.

Mild aroma of nutty honey grains. Lightly sweet.

Good toasted malt presence, average sweetness. Earthy and floral. Not bitter. Caramel toast. Pretty clean. In some ways it is fairly pedestrian, and in others, it is very true to style. You can pull some hop notes out of it if you look for them. A slight tinge of dark fruit note in the mouthfeel.

A little stronger in the alcohol department, but it isn't really all that noticeable. This is definitely made in the traditional sense outside of that aspect, lots of Germanic types in the upper midwest, this beer definitely has a following while I was in the area.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden orange with a modest, dense white head, which does not entirely dissipate The lacing is thick and coats the glass walls. The carbonation is moderate and slow-rising.

Aroma: Robust maltiness, with lots of toasted notes and some caramel.

Taste: Opens with a rich, malty flavor that serves as the backbone of the beer throughout the taste. The malty flavors are reminiscent of freshly baked whole grain bread, caramel, and a faint earthy note. The alcohol is utterly disguised, offering no hint of the 6.6% ABV. The hops serve as an accompaniment to the hops and offer a delicate herbal presence. The taste draws to a close with a lingering note of toasted bread crust and a mild herbal hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice example of the style, it pairs well with a rich vegetable soup and home-baked bread on a cold winter's afternoon.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.


Summit Oktoberfest Marzen from Summit Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.