Mecktoberfest
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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Style:
Lager - Märzen
Ranked #2
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,745
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 12.62%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
172
From:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  81
Gots
  40
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Reviews by Todd:
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Todd from California

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz canned on 09/01/2021. Sample from the brewery.

I had originally ticked this beer back in 2013. Time for a proper review.

Clear, bright copper with amber-orange hues and thick foamy head. Nose is toasty, a bit biscuity, and herbal. First sip is very smooth, a bit creamy, with a slight carbonation bite. Layers of rich, semi-sweet, malty goodness follow. We're talking toasty, honey, caramelly, and grainy notes. It's a bit nutty too with an astringency that carries into the finish. Mild bitterness with more herbal notes and a tea-like edge. Hint of browned apple. Clean, bone-dry finish that creates an urge to drink more.

At the time of this review, Mecktoberfest is the #2 ranked Märzen. It's definitely one of the finest examples of the Märzen style that you're going to find from an American brewer.

Sep 28, 2021
More User Reviews:
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nc41 from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't really do reviews, so this is mostly a recommendation. Love OMB brews, everything they make is stellar. This is really a simply great beer, looks good, 1/2 head retention to the end, not much on the nose, but creamy, bread, a tad sweet, lots of malt. Low IBUs under 30. I'm a hop guy, and I love this beer, as well as their Pils. If I'd add anything I'd prefer it a bit more dry, maybe a tad less sweet. But that is the style.

Sep 06, 2015
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FarmerTed from Colorado

5/5  rDev +19%

Dec 16, 2013
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Joeybland from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19%

Nov 18, 2011
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MerkurKing16 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Oct 12, 2012
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thespk2011 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Nov 17, 2011
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GTB from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Oct 20, 2013
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rabiddawg from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Sep 19, 2013
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StateMech from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Jan 21, 2012
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BlueFeetAndBeer from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Sep 06, 2012
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 09, 2018
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sdjkp from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 02, 2021
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freshtojeff from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Oct 28, 2012
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JennaDeRo from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Sep 01, 2013
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Falcone from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Apr 04, 2012
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ncstephen

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Sep 20, 2012
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dailyminefield from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Nov 12, 2013
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Axnjxn from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber into a snifter. 8/21/13 bottling date

pours a crisp golden color with a nice inch or so white head. the smell is crisp and malty, typical for the style. the taste is very malty and a tad bready. hops in there as well, very very drinkable. Clean and fresh and refreshing. love this one. Mild body with mild carbonation. real easy drinking.

overall just a great easy drinking lager. recommended.

Aug 31, 2013
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retreminy from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Nov 18, 2012
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vancean2 from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Sep 28, 2014
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JohnMays from North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my beer of 2013. I haven't had a better, more perfect example of a style than OMB's Mecktoberfest. I've had other beers this year in which I might order over this beer just due to my preference, but this is a beer that outshines all others for the style, and I order at least one pint anytime I see it at a restaurant.

Sep 19, 2013
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jbarbou9

5/5  rDev +19%

Jul 11, 2012
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Nov 10, 2014
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GFish from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Oct 22, 2012
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bcp5296d from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

May 28, 2014
Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 172 ratings