Oktoberfest Märzen | Cigar City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

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

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Growler purchased at the brewery and consumed on 3/13/12.

Pours a hazy dark amber color with a half finger white head that immediately settles into a thin ring.  Minimal spots of lace left behind.

Earthy aroma with lots of soil and grassy hops balanced by sweet malt notes. Hints of caramel and toffee followed by bread and biscuit.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation but slightly watered down.  Decent balance of earthy, grassy hops, straw, hay, bread and sweet malts.  Hints of biscuit, caramel and toffee.  Decent but a bit watered down and too earthy/soily tasting for my liking.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
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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3.12/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. 8/15/16 can date. Appearance: Deep orange with a hint of amber, and a low lying off white head. Head dissappeared immediately. Looks a bit undercarbonated. Aroma: Smells like toasted bread crusts, with a touch of caramel. No noticeable hop aroma. Taste: Leads with a caramel malt sweetness and some light toasted and nutty malt notes. Very light herbal bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a low carbonation. This beer is definitely undercarbonated. Finish: Leaves a strong lingering maltiness, more caramel than toasted bread. Overall: This beer is way undercarbonated, which unfortunately impacts the whole evaluation and enjoyment of the beer. It has a nice caramel and toasted maltiness, with minimal hop notes. Aroma is really restrained by the lack of carbonation. There could be a good beer here, but without the carbonation the balance is off.

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3.3/5  rDev -11.5%

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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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

At the brewpub. Pours orange with a small creamy white head. Smell is sweet honey, lagery, standard Marzen smell with some extra sweetness. La or is sweet and light, with some hints of spice and a slightly dirty Marzen finish. Low carbonation and a lingering honey wheaty taste on the palate. Right on style and at the top of the style, just not my favorite style. Had to try though.

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3.44/5  rDev -7.8%

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Oktoberfest Märzen from Cigar City Brewing
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