Augustiner Bräu Märzen Bier
Augustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln

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Lager - Märzen
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4.43 | pDev: 12.87%
Augustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln
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Notes: Our Märzen Beer is highly appreciated and popular far beyond the borders of Salzburg, and is characterised by its typical flavour.

Its production uses Stadlau Pilsen and Kara-Extra-Hell malts, as well as Hallertau-Spalt-Select aromatic hops by Barth & Sohn, Nuremberg, to give the Märzen Beer its unique touch.
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jonmikel from Spain

3.41/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drunk directly at the venue from a 0,5 litre mug.
It is a nice smooth Marzen, better than the ones I am usted to in Spain. The venue adds a plus value.

Jul 20, 2020
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unclekeith from Alaska

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Flawless. Crystal clear, bone white head, robust, great malt, thirst quenching. Lends itself to session drinking. Finished clean. Bottles Bought at the source today

Sep 20, 2019
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Srfrnck from Georgia

4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best most crushable beers I have ever drank. It’s doesnt hurt that the beer garden at the brewery is one of the most relaxing places. This is a beer is will never forget drinking 5 liters of in a evening.

Sep 05, 2019
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LanguedocRocks from Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No review will do this beer justice. Go to Salzburg and just drink this beer at the source. It will be one of the greatest beer experiences of your life.

Aug 16, 2018
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moodenba from New York

3.58/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

at the kloster mulln beer hall in Salzburg May 2014. The weather was chilly and wet, and the huge beer garden was empty. Unforgettable experience inside. Choose a ceramic stein, rinse with hot or cold water (or not), pay cashier and get receipt, hand receipt to pourer and receive brew. Beer comes from a big wooden cask gravity fed, but well carbonated, since the cask is emptied so quickly.

Augustiner Maerzen beer tastes better than the typical Austrian "Maerzen". Austrian beers were once the classic amber (Maerzen) lagers, but the ones i tried were continental Pils types. Augustiner leans more toward Bavarian Helles.

Jul 01, 2016
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thommo_nk from Scotland

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There is not much to say about this beer, only that it is the greatest beer in the world. It is worth a special trip to Salzburg just to try it.

Truly legendary.

Jun 27, 2016
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Samzzzy from Romania

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing, the best Weisse I tasted, i've had both tap and bottled, the tap beer I like the most, the bottled one is a little more hoppy, but both are light and refreshing with small hints of banana or even orange zest, it's almost addictive! I even have the picture of the brewery on the profile picture :)

If you are in Salzburg, Austria you can't miss Augustiner Braustubl especially in the summer!

Dec 08, 2015
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mdubya18 from California

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolute perfection. Had five liters straight from the wood barrel that the workers tapped in front of me with the large mallet. I made sure to put my stoneware stein under the ice cold water fountain to cool it off before I got my pour. Old monk recipe with the brewery attached to the monastery and a wonderful atmosphere indoors in the bier hall or outside in the biergarten. My best beer experience to date and that is saying a lot. My wife and I packed a 12 pack of their bottles to bring home and enjoy. They only distribute locally in Salzburg which makes it a great reason to venture there if you are ever abroad.

Oct 28, 2015
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mmmbirra from Italy

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably one of the most perfect beers to be consumed in one of the best monasteries/brewhouses/biergartens in the world. You need no other reason to visit Salzburg other than to drink this beer at the source.

Feb 12, 2015
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Max182 from Florida

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On a recent visit to Salzburg I made a Sunday afternoon trek to the monastery/beer garden. The whole experience was about a close to religion as I get. One of my top 20 beer experiences and at my age that is saying a lot. The Marzen style beer right form the barrel was spectacular, but the entire experience on a sunny day, watching them tap the barrels and filling the steins made for a great afternoon.

Nov 17, 2013
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extrablue from Wyoming

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It was ze greatest beer in all ze deutschlands!

I lived in Salzburg for a year and drank this beer weekly. There are no ways to fully do it justice with mere words. It is the perfect beer. You can drink it for hours and enjoy each sip as much as the first. It really doesn't fall into any specific category other an liquid perfection. Its thick and labrynthlike in its complexity but without any airs of snobbery. It is simply a beer brewed for everyone by absolute masters of the craft.

Sep 27, 2013
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

.5L on tap at the fabulous braurei and served in a ceramic mug.

A white sudsy head comes up and a bit over the rim, adding unnecessary encouragement to take a sip immediately. Golden, clear liquid underneath the rapidly diminishing head.
A fine aroma of malt and baked bread with a touch of hops and a hint of alcohol.
The taste is similar, although the hops are much more present, even from the start, and become dominant by the finish. Nonetheless, there's a good bit of toasted malt flavor in the finish.
M: near medium body and medium+ carbonation.
O: excellent, world-class version of the style.

Aug 24, 2012
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OliverSilver from Canada (QC)

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5


We were lucky enough to pass by this brewery-monastery while visiting Salzburg.

First, the place is an absolute must try.

It is settled in a monastery, there are four huge drinking rooms with food stands.

You first rince a mug in a fountain than they serve you a liter from a wooden barrel.

Awesome experience, great ambiance.

As for the beer, it is mostly a very drinkable refreshing one.

The experience might have biased my opinion, but the beer is at least as fresh as possible and the experience so authentic.

By the way Austria is a dream destination for any beer drinker and food lover!

Jun 13, 2012
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HaplessHero from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you ever have the privilege of visiting Salzburg, this is the must-try beer. If you have never been to a Biergarten before, expect hundreds of people, huge ceramic mugs, wooden barrels on tap, and lots of small food stands. You won't find something like this in the Americas.

Appearance: Impressive head, color is difficult to determine in the ceramic mug, but looked fairly cloudy and golden, definitely not too pale or sickly looking.

Smell: Yeasty and bready. Hops are very subtle and definitely do not dominate.

Taste: Follows the nose, a fresh-baked bready taste with medium-light body. A solid brew, perfect in the liter mug for a solid hour or two of socializing over beer with your companions, because it is neither overpowering nor unpleasant. Definitely makes you want to come back for another liter, if you have the time.

Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth, not overly carbonated so as to destroy the palate, but not flat and certainly not disappointing.

Overall one of my favorite beer experiences. The setting is definitely part of the experience, but the beer is what makes you want to come back for more. Prost!

Apr 03, 2011
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californiakulak from California

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Drank this beer at the Monastery in Salzburg, Austria.

It is served in a clay stein that you must rinse before you wait in line to be served. After waiting in line the server (a monk?) will fill your glass from a huge wooden barrel. Awesome.

The appearance was darker than I though it would be. It had a good sized head that lingered for a long time.

The beer had a strong malty smell. It had a bread like smell. It smelled extremely fresh.

The taste was once again malty and fresh. It was a sweet malt without much hoppiness. It had a slight nutty taste.

The mouth feel could have been better. It was slightly watery I though.

This beer is soooo drinkable. I had more liters than I should have and my wife even finished two.

I hope that I am back at this place at sometime in my life because it was a wonderful experience.

Oct 22, 2009
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atis from Finland

4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought a case of this beer while in Salzburg

Pours golden with soft large head that slowly dissipates to thin and rather long lasting ring of foam and full of carbonation bubbles. Leaves patchy lacing. Aroma is straw malt with distant grassy hops. Taste is gentle lemony hops with some light sweetish malt and light bittersweet aftertaste. Feels very refreshing. Mouthfeel is quite thick, it has creamy feel with average carbonation.

Very good one, the only thing I regret is that I was driving and could not try it on tap.

Dec 17, 2008
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MrHokum from Oregon

4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An exceptional beer and an exceptional beer experience. I can't wait 'til I've an opportunity to return to the Augustinerbrau beer hall and enjoy another mug of their excellent beer. Next time maybe I'll be lucky enough to catch one of thier seasonals as well!

Nov 16, 2007
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foles from Australia

4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drinking this beer from oak barrels, served by gravity at the Brewery one of the best beer-related experiences I have had.

After personally rinsing the krug in the water fountains provided, it was handed to the barman for an expert pour from the barrel. The beer was poured at high speed (gravity) and the head spilled over the side - a good sight indeed. I'm not even sure what colour this beer was, but I figure it is a kind of a dull yellow colour - as it is a Marzen.

An overwhelming sense of freshness prevails and this beer is way too drinkable. I noticed a lack of hop flavour, which suits me fine. A buttery sweet characteristic is also present, and a mild carbonation due to the fact it was served by gravity (this is not a drawback).

Nov 06, 2007
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sinistrsam from Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

THis looked to be a slightly darker brown/gold but I couldn't tell as it was served in a ceramic krug. Foamy white head had great retention and left excellent lacing.
Sweet and caramel malts came out in the nose as well as the taste, although it wasn't overpowering. Maybe some mild spice and grain. Finally that semi-buttery flavor/feel I expect from a Märzen. Mild carbonatinon but sweet, smooth and coating the whole time. Once agian very mild but very good; a great balance and a fantastic take on a beer that swear is one of the hardest to get right; then again, they've been doing this since 1621.

Oct 18, 2007
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AChamberlain from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! I had this whilst we were in Salzburg. It was served in 1 ltr (or 0.5 liter) ceramic stein. This made it hard to notice the color of the brew, but it did not matter much, because the smell, head, taste and experience of having a stein is unbelievable. My favorite memory of drinking a beer(s). I had 2 steins, before we had to go.

A: Good thick head that stuck around. Gold colored.
S: Malt, honey, heaven.
T: Exceptional honey smooth flavor.
M: Medium bodied, lovely.
D: Very high, I could guzzle it all day.

Oct 07, 2006
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UncleRandy from Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I've been to Salzburg three times, and it took me the third trip to have enough time to find this place. It's off the beaten path, but well worth the trek.

After paying at the counter and rinsing out the ceramic liter stein, I got a glimpse of the golden color as it flowed from the tap. My wife and I found a table in the large beer garden outside.

A light, pleasant scent filled my nose as I brought the mug to my mouth, and from the first sip, it was crisp and refreshing. For as light as it seemed, it had quite a full flavor. It was the perfect companion for the soft pretzels we purchased, but it is not a beer in need of such. It's also a beer that calls you back for more. I wound up buying a 6-pack of bottles to take along for the rest of our trip as I was so impressed.

Apr 26, 2006
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Redrover from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on a trip to Austria and it was very nice.

The beer is served in big stonewear mugs that you have to wash your self. You then go the pouring station and they serve you directly out of big wooden barrels. It takes them like 3 seconds to fill a liter (very impressive). This a very attractive old building and is very interesting in it own right.

The beer is very malty and well within style. You can drink a lot of this and not get hungover. It is very fresh and almost smelled like fresh bread. Goes great with the pretzels!

We were there in the fall and sat in their wonderful beer garden that is filled with hazelnut trees (watch out for falling nuts!). This is a great place in a a really neat city. Do your self a favor and visit if you are anywhere near here!!

Feb 03, 2003
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best I can tell, it has a medium-clear copper color (poured in an opaque litre stein-krug). Has a rich, foamy, white head which thins down to a lasting 1/4" layer, with excellent lacing! Nose is understated, with some mild maltiness, a bit toasty. Way too mild, though. Quite good body, and a verry nice smoothness over the tongue! Decent malt flavor, with some caramel... a little toasty, bready.... a hint of some nice hops at the end. Very nice bier!!

overall: 4.05
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4


Oct 12, 2002
Augustiner Bräu Märzen Bier from Augustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln
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