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Summit Oktoberfest Marzen - Summit Brewing Company

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 44 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a clear copper color with a nice off-white head good lacing on glass

S- is malts and toffee with fresh baked bread

T- was sweet malts and spice with candy toffe and some citrus hops

M- medium carbonation with with sweet tastes of malts and bread

O- typical good marzen and this one is a great local favorite

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is not one of the most accurate representations of the style I've seen. Much too strong. Gives those same sweet ethanol flavors as if one were to hold a full shot of bourbon in the mouth without the intense burning.

The appearance is a crystal clear coppery color with a tiny white head and a very active carbonation. Leaves no lacing. Looks alright but for the utter lack of head.

The smell is quite sweet and malty with some bready yeasty notes. I can smell the alcohol.

The taste is very sweet for on Oktoberfest. If this could be toned down (and consequently the alcohol with it), this would make a fine Oktoberfest, but this is almost ridiculous. Is this supposed to be an "Imperial O'fest" or something? Gets better as you warm up to it, letting some of the malty and spicy flavors out, along with a tiny hint of hops (which could be better utilzed to fight the sweetness as well).

The mouthfeel is quite full-bodied. Has lots of residuals and a powerful burn appropriate for the fall season. This was an alright Oktoberfest, but I think it overshot the mark whether it was intended or not.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. This beer pours out a clear, copper color with a small head. Toasted malt aroma with some spicy hops. The flavor is malty, with some lemon, which is strange. Just a bit of hop flavor in the finish, but the emphasis is towards the malt. Mouthfeel is light to medium. Good drinkability. Alcohol is well hidden. I didn't detect anything close to the 7.7% abv listed on the bottle. A well above average Oktoberfest.

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Summit Oktoberfest Marzen from Summit Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.