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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 1577) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6427382
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.78273-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.7626389
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.9126196
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.26246-
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.49243-
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.36239-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.55234-
Oktoberfest LagerSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.63233-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.71233-
Dominion Octoberfest MaerzenOld Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5822780
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.59210-
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.77196-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76186-
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.52179-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.49176-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.117376
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.68169-
Octoberfest LagerAbita Brewing Co.5.403.46164-
Atwater BloktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.31164-
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6116394
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.18154-
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.6215092
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6214983
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.59147-
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.6214281
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub6.503.78137-
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.58136-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.76135-
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6413490
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.61132-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.79130-
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.13129-
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.89128-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.78127-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.11127-
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.87123-
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.43118-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.78117-
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.69116-
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.55113-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.89110100
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.48107-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.77107-
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.88105-
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.74103-
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.54103-
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.15102-
OctoberfestFree State Brewing Co.5.403.88102-
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.5210184
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