Night Märzen | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bready, biscuity malt backbone complemented by a firm hop presence that lends balancing bitterness, and promotes its high drinkability.

30 IBU

Added by Derek on 10-18-2008

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3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

A- Carbonation is good and true to style. Decent head at first, but falls very quick. Colour is fairly spot on.

S- So honestly, I am very underwhelmed at first pour.. It looks like Marzen, but in no way do I get any authentic malty aroma one would expect from a real Marzen. Flat and almost adjunct lager like in smell. This sad since, I normally enjoy Beau's product.

T- Not bad, but sorry Beau's this is not a Marzen. This drinks like a very Amber Pils. Slightly cloying and the bitterness is too up front and forceful for the style. Bitterness should play second to the malt. It does not. Up front noble hops presence that lingers too long. The malt is not able to coat the tongue lie a true Marzen should. There is a certain dryness about it but I can't say it is bad, but again I think they have totally missed the boat on this style of beer. The finish is off and the hops linger too much that little malt character really shines.

M/O- This beer is not bad by any means. However, this isn't a good example of a true Marzen style lager. It is too bitter up front. The malt isn't able to shine. A true Marzen is balanced and the hops are well placed in the background and compliment the Munich style malts. Maybe I had a bad bottle, but being a bit of a traditionalist, I cant recommend this beer if you are expecting an authentic Oktoberfest style lager. This beer really reminds me of the Rickard's Laderhosen that was recently released. It is just not a good example of the style.

Now in Beau's defence I also was drinking this side by side with an Ayinger Marzen. So, I would say it is a nice attempt, but not so much. Like most domestic attempts, they just over hopped this beer. It is an okay beer, but Beau's has done better.

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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ChrisCage
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured this into my pint glass and am greeted with a great looking head that looks like the top of a volcano that erupted whipped cream once it settled....excellence in retention! Lacing is awesome as well with nothing but thick foamwork clinging to any area not encompassed by beer! There seems to be a decent amount of carbonation rising through the moderately to heavy hazed copper colored brew!

S- There is a very well balanced aroma between leafy noble hops and caramel malts. It is rich in smell and slightly grainy....I don't feel there's much else to say....just a nice smelling beer!

T- Very malt forward and sweet but not in a cloying way....very much of caramels and toffee. Slightly grainy as the aroma suggests. There is a certain fruitiness about it but I can't put my finger on it....perhaps very slight of bananas. The finish is mainly sweet and just a tinge of Earthy bittering hops help to balance out the strong malts.

M/O- This is a really smooth beer with a mild carbonation and rich buttery body that is definitely in that medium range somewhere. At the same time, this is crisp and refreshing and goes very well with a Ukrainian garlic sausage that I'm enjoying at the moment. A very session-able beer that hides the alcohol well, I would buy this again and have no issues drinking this over an evening with friends! I will buy this again and recommend anyone to find it and try it!

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +14%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $4.35 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass. Bottled September 16, 2014.

Appearance - starts of a light straw near gold color, but as it accumulates in the glass the beer turns to a darker shade of orange. Capped by two plus fingers of off white head and a plethora of sticky lacing. Goodly amount of visible carbonation in the clear body. Nice head retention.

Smell - fall like, earthy dank, some caramel and a slightly vergeatative smell, but it works very well. Perfect for a cool October day.

Taste - mild earthy flavor, some corn like sweetness, and a decent but not overbearing bitterness. Slight booziness blends with the corn and caramel sweetness nicely and gives a balanced feel.

Mouthfeel - smooth, clean and crisp with moderate carbonation and a light yet refined feel given the flavor profiles and body.

Overall - a very good Oktoberfest beer, with plenty of sweet caramel malts counterbalanced by the mild bitterness. Really enjoyable and great seasonal offering.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600 mL bottle from the LCBO; packaged on Sept 10 2014 and served slightly chilled. This is the only one of Beau's major rotating seasonals that I have not yet tried.

Pours a lovely, clear golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of dense, creamy off-white head. Retention is pretty good, with the head lasting a number of minutes before finally settling into a bubbly film, slight collar and a modest amount of lace. The aroma is fairly subtle, but otherwise mostly appropriate for the style - grainy barley malts, toasted bread and caramel are noticeable, with slight hints of grassy German hops. Works for me.

This is a pretty standard malt-forward lager; well-made and tasty. The malts are grainy and sweet, with toasted bread, biscuits and a somewhat orchard-fruity note accompanying the mild caramel sweetness. Finishes with more grassy Continental hops and a weakly herbal note, which linger briefly into the aftertaste, which is slightly minerally. Not much residual sweetness. On the light side of medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation levels for the style, which provide a relatively smooth, crisp feel on the palate.

Final Grade: 3.7, a decent B grade. I've tried several new märzens over the past few weeks, and while Beau's Night Märzen is probably not my favourite, it's still a very solid lager that I'd consider picking up again. Very approachable, but not the sort of beer that is going to be blowing many socks off. Worth a shot.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of -steve-
4/5  rDev +7.5%

My mouth was watering pouring this coppery brew topped by tons of foamy and bubbly head. Definitely smells like a lager with an underlying malty sweetness. Oh yeah, nothing like the malty sweetness taking the edge off the astringent lager taste. Really nice balance between the bitter and sweetness. Definitely a manly brew with a sharp, bitter taste giving way to a sweet finish.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Night Märzen from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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