Oktoberfest Märzen | Cigar City Brewing

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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
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
151
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 151
Reviews by ktrillionaire:
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4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the source. First things first - the initial Cigar City foray into Lagerdom is fantastic. It pours a radiant amber-brass hue and is capped with a politely frothy white head; it looks good - nice and clean. The nose is slightly nutty, bready-doughy in a pretzel-like fashion, there is a hint of minerality, and it has a bit of spicy herbal hoppiness as well. The aroma is inviting, appropriate to style, and just tremendously successful. The flavor offers a sturdy, lightly toasty, and spicy-earthy profile, with specifics including cedar, coriander and celery from the hop contribution, semi-dry grainy notes, and a tinge of alcohol to round it out. The feel is just short of medium-bodied, and is quite refreshing. Overall, this is one of the best, if not the flat-out tops, of the style that I've had thus far. Homerun status here.

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Photo of Afroman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JayEvans813
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Freehouse
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
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 cnagle28
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Craftnscotch
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Stigs
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of KensWorld
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
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 Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%

12 oz. can poured into a Teku. That's right. A lager into a Teku.

Appearance - Clear deep amber body. Nice off-white head and a medium collar with a few wisps on the surface.

Smell - Bready and caramel malt. Very floral, too. Smells sweet.

Taste - Very bready up front. A bit of caramel sweetness in the middle. It gets amplified by that floral and kinda fruity flavor in the back end. Makes it seem sweeter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very drinkable. Well carbonated.

Overall - I don't like that floral and fruity back end. Tastes great up front, but that part doesn't seem to work with the rest of the beer.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbmiche
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
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 lionssoccer13
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of mobrockman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice light orange amber with a good looking two inch plus head on the top. Amble carbonation was kept alive throughout which really gave it great retention and helped to keep the lively look of it going.

earthen malted grans. Lots of cereal and spice with almost what smelled like a touch of pumpkin. I dont know if it was really strong enough to be a major competitor in the overall scheme of things light and refreshing. Naturally the biggest player here would be roasted malts and yeast. Nice little floral taste in the finish, which was also quite dry, I have to say a lot drier then I thought it would be fore sure. A nice drinker that went really well with dinner.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Oktoberfest Märzen from Cigar City Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 151 ratings.
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