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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 1757) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6329182
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4429182
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.7627289
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.9126396
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.37253-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.25250-
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.49249-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.56247-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.72244-
Dominion Octoberfest!Old Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5723780
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.76217-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.59215-
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.53190-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76186-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.51185-
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.67182-
Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) LagerAbita Brewing Co.5.403.47180-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.117776
Atwater BlöktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.32169-
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6116894
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.19160-
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.58158-
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.57158-
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6215692
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.6215181
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6214983
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub6.503.78144-
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.62144-
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6413490
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.13134-
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.89133-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.78131-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.79131-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.78127-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.11127-
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.42124-
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.87123-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.69119-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.88115100
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.55115-
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.76110-
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.17109-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.77109-
Odell OktoberfestOdell Brewing Company6.103.8410886
OctoberfestFree State Brewing Co.5.403.88108-
1906 Reserva EspecialHijos De Rivera, S.A.6.503.11108-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.48107-
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.55107-
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.88106-
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.203.67104-
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