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 - 151 to 200 (out of 1807) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Fest BeerLancaster Brewing Company5.503.6751-
AltoberfestElement Brewing Company8.354.1351-
Columbus FestbierColumbus Brewing Company ? 3.5950-
Augtoberfest Fest BierFoolproof Brewing Company6.003.6350-
Série Signature OktoberfestLes Trois Mousquetaires4.103.8850-
Licher OktoberfestLicher Privatbrauerei5.703.5849-
OktoberfestLucky Bucket Brewing Co.5.503.549-
Das Echte MaerzenDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG5.503.5149-
O-toberfestO'so Brewing Company & Tap House5.903.449-
LTD Series - 07Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.703.64987
Oktoberfest BrauGarrison Brewing Company4.903.5248-
Fall LagerYazoo Brewing Company ? 3.3248-
OktoberfestGranite City Food & Brewery6.103.4747-
Heiner Brau MaerzenCovington Brewhouse ? 3.5847-
ConchtoberfestFlorida Beer Company ? 3.5846-
Rhin’OfestLost Rhino Brewing Company5.503.8745-
Casco Bay OktoberfestCasco Bay Brewing Co.5.753.734592
Oktoberfest Froggy Style LagerHoppin' Frog Brewery7.303.9545-
Spezial Rauchbier MärzenBrauerei Spezial5.304.0745-
Märzen OktoberfestProst Brewing Company5.804.0245-
Aries Märzen OktoberfestEmpyrean Brewing Company5.303.8544-
HoptoberfestMilwaukee Brewing Company6.003.6143-
Würzburger OktoberfestWürzburger Hofbräu AG ? 3.744381
Late Harvest LagerBear Republic Brewing Co.6.303.7342-
Blowing Rock Oktoberfest LagerBlowing Rock Brewing Co. ? 3.5342-
Elevator 1810 OktoberfestElevator Brewery & Draught Haus5.903.5142-
ZepptemberfestFrench Broad Brewing Co.6.103.6842-
Fat Head's Duke Of Lager Fest BierFat Head's Brewery & Saloon5.003.7140-
OktoberfestLake Superior Brewing Company ? 3.6840-
DankeChainWest Sixth Brewing Company5.503.4339-
Fest Amber LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.203.0639-
VolksfestBierDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG5.503.5339-
OctoberfestIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant6.003.838-
OktoberfestAktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG5.903.5238-
RocktoberfestDiamond Bear Brewing Company5.983.7238-
Ballast Point OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company5.703.6738-
BisonfestFlying Bison Brewing Company6.303.9538-
Oktoberfest: GemutlichkeitWiseacre Brewing5.904.0138-
Franconia OktoberfestFranconia Brewing Company ? 3.637-
Rickard's LederhosenMolson Coors Canada6.503.0537-
Leg HoundCore Brewing & Distilling Co.5.503.6136-
Rothaus Eis ZäpfleBadische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG5.603.8836-
Black Oak OaktoberfestBlack Oak Brewing Co.5.003.9236-
SchwandtoberfestBauhaus Brew Labs5.703.9436-
OaktoberKarben4 Brewing5.704.1736-
Fest Bier Märzen LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.6.003.6436-
Rochester Mills OktoberfestRochester Mills Beer Co.6.303.6136-
BobtoberfestHeater Allen Brewing5.403.9335-
Martian Marzen LagerBuckeye Brewing Company ? 3.5935-
Carolina Oktoberfest LagerCarolina Brewing Company5.603.7535-
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