Oktoberfest Märzen | Cigar City Brewing

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85
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152 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear amber with gold hues, quarter finger head.

S: light caramel malt. Some spicey hop notes.
T: very tame taste. Caramel and toasted malt, mild earthy and hop notes.

M: light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

Overall: I love cigar city but there isn't anything special about this one. Not a bad oktoberfest but I think my expectations were higher.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 BMart
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Photo of Dicers
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of jbaker67
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of corby112
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
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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Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
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 BMMillsy
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
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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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into pint at tap42 in ft Lauderdale. Honey amber pour with no head. Smell is big malts and some light dried fruit....smell is exactly like magic hat #9.
Taste is super malty but some dried fruit and brown sugar notes....again very similar to the maltiness of #9. Its easy to drink, nice flavor and prob my last oktoberfest of the year...good not great.

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Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Oktoberfest Märzen from Cigar City Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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