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Märzen | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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MärzenMärzen
BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
138 Ratings
MärzenMärzen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
pennbrew.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full bodied fest beer, amber colored, very smooth.
"One of my Top 24 Favorite American Beers!" Beer Critic Michael Jackson
An amber-red lager fest beer, aromatically malty, brewed in the spring. Uses 2-Row malted barley and a combination of roasted malts. One of beer critic Michael Jckson's "Top 24 Favorite American Beers."

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,401
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
138
pDev:
12.96%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of caahare
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is a very dark copper color. Sort of foggy. A nice toasted bread nose and flavor with an ample amount of spicy Noe hops. Crisp and dry. This is a nice American made Marzen.

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Photo of bobpgh
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a copper color.

Overall: The aroma contains caramel, cherry and noble hops. The taste is almost all malt, with caramel, roasted malt, and just a hint of hop bitterness. Really well done and very good. Perfect spring beer!

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uniobrew31
2.4/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dark orange/amber color into a pint glass. Very little head and little carbonation. Has the typical Oktoberfest malty smell when opening the bottle. Initial taste is a very full of Marzen flavor, better than most other Oktoberfest brews I've tried this fall.

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Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nstygles
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopglow
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bone53
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Admittedly not the biggest fan of oktoberfest beers, but i found this one quite good and true to style. Sweet bready malt notes with a undertone of light spice and hops. One of the better marzens iv had, but greats lakes is a better option when in season

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Photo of rypkr
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pianoguy
2.85/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Sorry that I have to give this one a low score. But I got to call em as I see em. Please see the last paragraph of this review as to why this beer may have been at a disadvantage.It may be better then this review,

From the beer of the month club...

Poured a light brown, copper body with a 1 /2 inch off white head that didn't last long.

I'm not getting much aroma. Just a faint apple smell, some type of malt?

Taste kind of follows the smell, there's not a lot going on here . A slightly bitter finish.(the bitter finish is good though)

Feel was slightly prickly

Overall this was disappointing. I have long been a fan of Oktoberfest beers but other then the look this didn't have a lot going for it.

This was from a 3 month Christmas gift of "the beer of month club" Why on earth was the February beer a Marzen ,brewed in march for Oktoberfest the year before ??!! If I ever get a chance to sample this beer when it is supposed to be sampled I might amend this review...












Had the beer of the month club as a gift for three months and this was from February

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Photo of DrMullet
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber. Caramel and toffee are the overall flavors. Medium malty with a slight hop bitterness. No significant hop character. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of robgage
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkrass
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bear1964
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle labeled 09143B20457 at 45 degrees into shaker
Aroma light, malty
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to
Lacing none
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor begins with a light maltiness with some hop bitterness; no hop flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of BigRizz62
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I consider this beer best in class

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Photo of irishevans
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

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Märzen from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 138 ratings