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Märzen / Oktoberfest

Before refrigeration, it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer due to the hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing ended with the coming of spring, and began again in the fall. Most were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’d keep. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.

The common Munich Oktoberfest beer served at Wies'n (the location at which Munich celebrates its Oktoberfest) contains roughly 5.0-6.0% alcohol by volume, is dark/copper in color, has a mild hop profile and is typically labeled as a Bavarian Märzenbier in style.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 1758) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.5110287
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.5210184
OktoberfestPort City Brewing5.503.89100-
Lager TownHalf Acre Beer Company6.003.8597-
Hop Harvest OktoberfestPeak Organic Brewing Company4.903.8797-
FranzRhinegeist Brewery5.203.5892-
RocktoberfestRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.103.6492-
OktofestThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works6.003.8189-
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Brew Pub5.803.688790
MarzenSudwerk Brewing Company5.303.5287-
Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestTyranena Brewing Company5.503.6387-
BaltijosUAB Švyturys - Utenos alus6.003.5583-
Stegmaier OktoberfestLion Brewery, Inc.5.703.5582-
Night MärzenBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.503.78285
Fat Head's OktoberfestFat Head's Brewery & Saloon5.703.6682-
Oktoberfest Festbier LagerNinkasi Brewing Company5.903.7182-
Special Edition - Oktoberfest LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.103.5978-
Thomas Creek OctoberfestThomas Creek Brewery6.003.7978-
Old SchoolMother's Brewing Company5.504.0177-
Ramstein OktoberfestHigh Point Brewing Company6.004.0975-
AfterburnerMetropolitan Brewing5.503.8774-
Augustiner Bräu OktoberfestbierAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG6.003.8573-
Wolters Fest-BierHofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH5.003.357179
Dinkelacker Oktoberfestbier MärzenDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG5.603.6669-
Hofbräu OktoberfestHofbräuhaus Traunstein Josef Sailer KG6.30369-
Sin City AmberSin City Brewing Co.5.703.3868-
OktoberBeastAviator Brewing Company7.203.7266-
Horny Goat OktoberfestHorny Goat Brewing Co.6.002.9665-
Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier5 Rabbit Cerveceria6.303.9465-
Saranac Dark-tober(fest)Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.7164-
Kipona FestAppalachian Brewing Company4.903.6364-
Oktoberfest LagerOlde Hickory Brewery6.003.656390
Oktoberfest LagerHangar 24 Brewery5.703.7161-
OktoberfestChurch Brew Works5.903.8160-
OktüberfestTired Hands Brewing Company5.503.7859-
Moat Octoberfest / MärzenMoat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.5.203.815890
Bayern Oktoberfest LagerBayern Brewing, Inc.6.003.5458-
Hofbräu FestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.7356-
Nils Oscar Kalasölthe Nils Oscar Company5.203.6456-
Autumn WindsGrey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island5.803.6956-
OachkatzlschwoafUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.403.856-
Von Trapp Oktoberfestvon Trapp Brewing5.603.95489
Schönramer GoldPrivate Landbrauerei Schönram6.003.7454-
OktoberfestSusquehanna Brewing Company ? 3.3953-
SchadenfreudeParallel 49 Brewing Company5.003.9953-
Green Man HarvesterGreen Man Brewery6.003.6653-
Oktoberfest LagerMarshall Brewing Company6.003.8152-
ZeltbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown6.203.8252-
Augustiner Bräu Märzen BierAugustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln4.604.3952-
AltoberfestElement Brewing Company8.354.1351-
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