Night Märzen | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: German 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

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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 36
Reviews by wizo:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jason
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

600ml brown bottle with a freshness date.

Brassy hue, clear with a sufficient amount of head. Aromas of rich toasted malt, bread crust, hay, and faint sweet herbal hop ... very clean. Love the smoothness, good crisp bite. Full malt jacket, clean and I can taste everything from light grassiness to bread to a hint of chicory. Hoppiness is just enough to balance with a kiss of herbal flavor. Finishes dry with lots of toasted grain.

Solid, perhaps not the most epic of the style but it leaves me wanting a lot more.

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Photo of Swedes21
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - real nice copper looking beer, clear and a nice slight off-white head. head has some good volume, provides some nice lacing. there was not an overwhelming amount of carbonation, but it had some.

Smell - some malts, caramel and slight metallic, there is some earthy tones as well. nothing too crazy, but very mild.

Taste - picking up the malts and caramel, there is some slight bread grains and wheat in this beer as well. there is a slight bitterness near the end, but nothing that is lasting.

Mouthfeel - not a tremendous amount of carbonation added, but some volume and bitterness.

Overall - i enjoyed this beer, would buy again and drink again, its a light alternative to every day beer.

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Photo of BGDrock
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

Appearance: clean; amber colouring; large suds which fade fairly quick

Aroma: fruitiness hits first; hint of peach; hops lingering in the back

Taste & Mouthfeel: huge flavour - hops and malt all at once; starts to lean more towards hops after a few seconds; hints of maple and stone fruit; grassy bitterness lingers nicely; carbonation and body is just right

Overall: strongly flavoured and almost feeling like a pale ale; straightforward taste in the end

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Photo of Sammy
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Volo caskfest 2008. Pours a light brown. CInammon, caramel, and smoke. Minimal head. Watery. Consistent score with the others have had from this brewery. Third day on the cask, but I doubt it was a winner from the start. Other vague spiciness. Minimal aromas, some smoke.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper, thick off-white head. Nice clear lacings.

Clean grain, very light caramel, grassy continental hops.

Nice grain flavour, mid-palate has a good toast character with a bit of sweetness. Clean finish with just a touch of bitterness.

"Clean" is the operative word here. Flavours are clrealy defined and pretty spot-on. Feel like either the malt or hops could be amped up just a tad, but a good drinkable Oktoberfest otherwise.

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

Pours a golden brilliantly clear with a strong and persistent head.

Saaz hoppy smell perhaps. Earthy smell with subtle grass

Taste is smooth, slightly sweet and malty with a wonderful peppery bitterness. The pepper builds as the malt dissipates. Very nice.

Overall very enjoyable beer. Would be easy to drink a bunch of these. A great beer by Beau's.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Purchased at the LCBO for $4.85 for a 600ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- 3.5- Opens well decent head. Clear and fairly dark golden color

S- 3.5- Ok at best. Malt is there but that's about it

T- 3.75- Very light considering the style. Soft malt, not a lot of hops but some are there. Very mellow all around

M- 3.75- Light for this style of beer. Malt shows through later on. Tongue coating at times

O- 3.75- Pretty good. Will not buy again though. Pretty expensive for the flavor

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer went well with...... Roasted chicken with potato


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

I'm starting to warm up to Beau's. They grabbed my attention with their fancy rustic packaging but i was a little dissapointed with their flagship lugtread ale. I found it to be freshly made. but uninspiring in its style. I was totally turned around with their Dunkel Buck. I'm hoping this will be a hit as well.

the color of the body is an amber, very clear with nice two finger head sticking around.

a definite malt bomb. sweet beery aromas wafting from glass. a little zesty spice on the nose. smells sweet and tempting.

lots of hops come through. it starts out really nice and bitter. the middle hits you with some malty sweetness and it finishes with some bready malt.
the beer is light to medium bodied with a bit of chewiness to it. crisp carbonation and a nice sensation on the palate.

i am sensing the same malt profile as in the lugtread. a little bit cardboardy on the finish.

a lot of flavor in the middle but the finish just reminds a little to much of that pan-malt finish that is so common to so many beers i find uninteresting.
decent to drink but i cant see myself seeking this out again.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.47/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle purchase as soon as they were available at the LCBO in Ottawa: Poured a clear amber color ale with no head, no lacing and no carbonation. Aroma consists of light sweet grainy malt. Taste is also dominated by unrefined grainy malt with some light sweet caramel notes. Body has a weird oily texture with no carbonation. Definitely not too good and even wondering if this was a bad bottle as there was no carbonation and malt notes were off – I’ll have to put this on the re-rate list.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Rhino.

A - Light to medium amber colour, translucent; small amount of off white head.

S - Bready malts and sweet caramel.

T - Bready malts, biscuit, sweet caramel, a touch of brown sugar and a slight hop bite in the finish.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation.

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Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ritzkiss
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600ml bottle at The Only, bottled Sep 07/2011. 5.5% ABV. If there's anyone in Ontario who understands the power of packaging and marketing, it's Beau's.

Pours a brilliant clear coppery color with a finger of head that drops to a film. Nose is very clean, caramel and Munich malts, light berry like fruitiness. Flavor is similar, so clean and smooth, berries and caramel, a hint of earth, true to lager style. Moderate sweetness for style with a pleasant drying kick in the end, good carb. Not overly complex but drinkable in spades, to style. Sign me up for more. My only qualm is that it's a touch pricey for what it is...

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Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml Bottle

Appearance – Clear copper colour with an above average size fizzy and frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation visible and there is a good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 6 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, grains, hay/straw, caramel, hops, earthiness

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a lower than average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and a fair amount of hops. There is also the signature Beau's straw/hay/farm/earthy flavour going on. The beer finishes with a malty slightly bitter aftertaste,

Overall – I'm really not a fan of the Beau's straw/musty/hay/farm type taste, but for this beer it actually works kind of well. Seeing as how its a fall/Oktoberfest type beer, the hay/straw flavours actually seem to fit. I had this last year on tap, and I liked it much more this time around from the bottle.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of liamt07
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, 650ml. Bottled November 9, 2011 - fresh as shit. ABV listed at 5.5%.

Pours a clear golden orange, with a semi-dense soapy white head, which leaves behind some splotchy lacework and moderate retention. Nose is earthy and bready, with a signature Beau's organic feel to it. A touch of lightly grassy and spicy hop notes. Taste an earthy, grassy and spicy hop kick at the beginning with more of the Beau's organic flair. This opens up into a nice caramel and sweet bready malt base. A touch of bitterness in the finish, but the malt sweetness takes control of the palate, leaving the hops to serve only as ornaments (I'm staring at a Christmas tree right now...). Medium full body with a decent weight and chew on this. Medium low carbonation and incredibly drinkable, this would do well being served in one-liter steins. I'm drooling thinking about that.

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Photo of uno99
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven t done a beer review in so long, so I had a look in the fridge and grabbed the first beer my arm reached for...

Appearance: Really love beau's packaging. Yes it amps the price up (probably considerably) but there is probably no better presentation in Ontario. The beer iteslf is a rich copper hue with a nice white head that leaves ample lacing on my tall Stiegl glass.

Smell: A hint of caramel from the malt is a warm welcome. the malt is very clean and clear. Hops are present too and nicely balanced. Despite the rustic packaging from Beau's this one is no barnyardy brew. Very clean on the nose.

Taste: My wife remarked that there's not a lot of flavor here, and while I agree, it does suit the style well. The finish is where the flavors come alive however. a long toffee and pine taste is lingering and warm.

Mouth-feel: Pretty juicy. I suppose it could be a bit drier for my taste. Carbonation is spot on and helps the situation. Bitterness from the hops is really good on the finish.

Overall: A beer I could easily drink all October long, but not one I'd personally seek to drink a ton of. Nightmarzen is however a well balanced, easy drinking beer with some nice character on the finish.

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Photo of SebD
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice
off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of caramel, bready malts, grains, grassy hops and light spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grains, bready malts, with grassy hops balancing it out, some caramel and some toffee.

Mouthfeel: It has a light carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Very refreshing!

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Night Märzen from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 83 ratings