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Oktoberfest Märzen | Cigar City Brewing

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3.74/5
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161 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This festive lager is our tribute to Duke Wilhelm IV's marriage hundreds of years ago, which inspired the production of the first Oktoberfest. Malty up front with notes of sweet toasted bread and a light floral bitterness. Balanced, traditional and incredibly drinkable.

Added by babaracas on 09-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,856
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
161
pDev:
9.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of WangFire
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaketaz
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimPottNY
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice, malty

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Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

**
09/24/17

On tap at blend

Solid marzen.

**

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Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of zac16125
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cigar City Oktoberfest
12oz can into a pint glass
Bottled on 8/15/16
Reviewed Oct 2016


A: Pours clear, orange-ish amber, small tan head dissipates very quickly and leaves no lacing. 3.5

S: Aroma is very malty, somewhat sweet. Caramel malts, noble-type hop notes to balance. 3.5

T: Taste is rather meh. Sweet, but not really pleasantly so. Some caramel malts, subtle bitterness. Just not very good. 2.75

M/D: Medium bodied, carbonation on the lower end, drinkability is below average. 3

O: CCB is a great brewery but this is a pretty big miss. Pass on this one. 3

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City pint glass.

Thin white head that dissolved quickly.Beautiful cascade with big fat bubbles on the pour.The color is a light copper tint with nice clarity through the glass.I can actually see my fingerprints through the other side of the glass.

On the nose I get bread and malts,with an earthy background.I'm also getting a sweetness that I cannot identify...cinnamon maybe?

On the palate I get malts,what almost tastes like caramel.Maybe some sweet bread.Again I'm getting some earthy notes as well.A little bit of a floral nectar flavor to it also.

The body is medium,with moderate carbonation on the tongue.Nice smooth,wet finish.

Over all this is a nice beer.The style isn't exactly my cup of tea,but still a pretty enjoyable brew.I could definitely see myself drinking this one once or twice a year,during the holidays.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A light copper color, 1 inch off white head, little to no lacing

S: Sweet malts, bubblegum

T: Sweet caramel, bread, nothing in the way of hops

M: Medium

O: A great representation of the style. Malty with not much hops.

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Photo of hit728
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Franziskaner
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with excellent clarity. There's just a trace of off white present on top. I smell sweet malt, but I would say this is a bit one dimensional. I'm tasting sweet bready malt with just the suggestion of hop bitterness. The mouth is very smooth and quaffable.

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Photo of jkrich
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz can: bright reddish copper with orange highlights and a quickly fading off-white head.

Typical of the style, not a lot of aroma; some faintly spicy hop.

Not much complexity or nuance with this festbier. A straight forward sweet entry without any of the bready notes or subtle hop bitter flavor I have come to expect from this style. I tastes more like a generic amber lager.

The body is rather thin with a slick, sweet and short-lived mouthfeel. The carbonation is noticeable.

Not my favorite festbier this season, I expected something better from Cigar City. Now I wish I had Cigar City's Invasion pale ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coopdog1000
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hard pour reveals a beautiful copper-colored beer, nearly clear, with a finger of tan head. The smell is biscuity/bready malts, and some toffee.

The taste follows the smell, with the toffee flavors really coming forward to lend a very nice creamy feel to this - and then some noble hops to give this a welcome tangy quality. I'd drink this every fall if Cigar City has distro in Minnesota.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From fresh can into HB mug. If i had to do a blind taste test with traditional German Marzen's, this would probably hold up to most of them. Spot on CCB!

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Photo of harsley
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigdog3838
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Oktoberfest Märzen from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 161 ratings
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