Gordon Biersch Märzen | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Märzen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
United States
gordonbiersch.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our most popular beer, Märzen (Maert-zen) is a smooth, mildly sweet, auburn colored lager. This beer originated from Bavaria, where it was brewed in March (Marz in German) and stored in caves to be enjoyed during warmer weather. At the end of September, any remaining kegs of Märzen were consumed during the two week celebration which became famous as Oktoberfest. We hope you'll enjoy it year round.

18 IBU

Added by Jordan on 12-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
777
Reviews:
295
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
106
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Tom_Hoover
4.87/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

smooth taste.

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Photo of puck1225
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it while visiting New Orleans. On tap into a 0.25l glass, nice golden orange color. Good head and lacing. Nice bready smell and taste with an agreeable sweetness. Nice beer.

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2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TheOakKing
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nace4
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emwilke
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Katyytak
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjcrain
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of teromous
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the back label: "BOTTLE ON: 09:50 259 04/05/17"

Appearance: Amazing clarity with a very beautifully colored body sporting hues of deep orange, red, and dark brown. When held to the light there is a nice golden-amber color. The head is thick and creamy textured with great retention and lacing.

Aroma: There isn't much aroma with the exception of an extremely light noble hop scent that is barely there.

Taste: There is a very light flavors of toasted caramel. There is a subtle presence of burnt coal and a gentle bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: The flavor and body of the beer feels watered down. The body is light and it does have a nice bitterness at the end.

Overall: It isn't a very impressive Märzen. The flavors seem too watered down and while there is not a lot of malt flavor. It feels about average for a run-of-the-mill Märzen but it doesn't hold a candle to some of the better preserved imports or competing U.S. craft beers. I really wouldn't recommend it and I wouldn't buy it again. I would drink it if a friend offered it.

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Photo of JRoPA
4.57/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DreDay
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GFD400
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryften
4.94/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lebowskied
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petewheeler
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From notes taken 12/29/16:

Fairly clear orange-amber with thick tannish head of foam, Moderate retention with no lacing. Sweet aroma, mostly grain and caramel, a pinch of something juniper-like. A little weird, both for the style and in that pine is better. To palate, more so caramel than grain, even a little toffee and dark fruit character. Some booze spiciness throughout, as well as more of that juniper way in the back, overall bordering on peppery with retro-olfaction. Medium-bodied, watery. Carbonation is semi-flat sudsiness to mild effervescent and mellows a lot very quickly.

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Photo of Treycotton
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarter1221
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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