Mars Zen Oktoberfest | Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEERchitect
3.22/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eeh, ok. About as average and medium as a beer can get. There is nothing to celebrate, but nothing to criticize. The caramel / bread / yeast shows up enough to claim the style, but not enough to compliment. The hops do what they are supposed to do: balance the malts and contribute a light grassy, pungent flavor. The body never reaches creaminess, but doesn't falter either. It has the colors of an Oktoberfest, albeit light, but has no real retention, but with a bit over-carbonation. Finishes pretty clean, but with a light graininess. Pretty average stuff.

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Photo of AlexJ
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Toasty amber copper pour with a thin, but dense off white head that clings nicely.

Aroma is a malty array of toasted bread, caramel, light floral and earthy hops notes.

Flavor starts with a buttery caramel and toasty nuttiness offset by just a hint of tartness. The middle feels somewhat flat and the finish is plenty hoppy, with notes of grass, flowers, and earth. It lacks substance.

Mouthfeel is just above light, a bit too thin, with a slick, creamy mouthfeel and a somewhat flat texture.

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Mars Zen Oktoberfest from Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
3.14 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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