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 - 801 to 850 (out of 1806) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
OktoberfestGoliad Brewing Company5.80-3-
Das Boot!Imperial Oak Brewing5.904.253-
St. Michaelsberg FestbierVejle Bryghus5.003.753-
OktoberfestSawtooth Brewery5.602.853-
Old World OktoberfestWater Street Brewery ? 3.823-
Fall Creek LagerWhite River Brewing Company6.50-3-
Fest BierCovington Brewhouse5.502.623-
Mayflower MarzenMayflower Brewing Company6.30-3-
WyntoberfestWynwood Brewing Company5.503.63-
Crankenstein OktoberfestCranker's Brewery6.50-3-
OktoberfestCumberland Brews5.503.343-
SausagefestRough Draft Brewing Company5.503.793-
StevetoberfestPateros Creek Brewing Co.5.803.923-
Lewmeister OktoberfestAmherst Brewing Co.5.403.173-
Smoked MarzenBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.303.813-
OktoberfestThe Kauai Beer Company4.103.573-
Old Zahm OktoberfestMarket Garden Brewery5.003.583-
FestB-52 Brewing Co. ? -3-
Veldensteiner FestbierKaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG6.003.463-
OktoberfestIntuition Ale Works5.204.033-
DELCOFest2SP Brewing Company5.003.963-
LucktoberfestLucky Town Brewing Co.5.504.093-
Marz MadnessFree State Brewing Co. ? 3.863-
Sisy-FestSisyphus Brewing6.30-3-
Mannerchor MarzenBlue Star Brewing Company5.40-3-
Fest Bier 2015Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen5.004.093-
VantoberfestTequesta Brewing Company5.803.63-
OktoberfistAngry Chair Brewing5.60-3-
Fest BierFat Head's Brewery & Saloon5.003.93-
Oktoberfest LagerRedoak Boutique Beer Cafe6.003.393-
Stein KnockerHoppers Grill & Brewing Co.6.002.493-
Freibergisch Jubiläums FestbierFreiberger Brauhaus AG5.802.43-
LandbierGrosswald Brauerei5.103.133-
OktoberfestWolverine State Brewing Company6.253.743-
OctoberfestBuzzards Bay Brewing5.303.473-
Thunder Canyon OktoberfestThunder Canyon Brewery4.803.233-
OktoberfestSquare One Brewery & Distillery5.603.873-
Brewin Moon OctoberfestTurkey Hill Brewing Co. Pub & Grille5.303.53-
King Street OktoberfestKing Street Brewing Company5.403.673-
OktoberfestPayette Brewing5.803.373-
OktoberfestGrebbestad Bryggeri5.703.193-
FestbierpFriem Family Brewers5.504.293-
Wies'nbierFlötzinger Bräu/Privatbrauerei Franz Steegmüller5.802.673-
Falcon OktoberfestCarlsberg Sverige AB5.503.063-
MunichLes 3 Brasseurs6.003.173-
MarzenSusukino Ji-Beer (Shimijimi Sapporo Restaurant/Brewpub)5.003.663-
Hall OktoberfestHall Brewing Co. ? 3.753-
Hawktoberfest23rd Street Brewery ? 3.13-
O'ctoberfestO'Connor Brewing Co.6.503.743-
Real SnowIcicle Brewing Company5.004.253-
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