Marzen Amber Lager | Sudwerk Brewing Company

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3.52/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sudwerk Brewing Company
California, United States
sudwerkbrew.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by slt on 02-03-2015

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2
Ratings:
7
pDev:
7.39%
 
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a strong amber in color, slightly off white head on the top in the 2/5" range. Aroma gave hints of nuts, leaves and Oktoberfest.

Taste was a smooth, kind of amber/red lager malt contributions, minimal sweetness, average heft. The hopping is just barely there, under 25 ibu in accordance with tradition. Carbonation on point, the caramel of the amber colored malt is flavorful yet not heavy throughout the entire mouthfeel. If someone is into this style, I think they're gonna be down with this version. The nuttiness isn't heavy either. Certainly the best thing is the appearance, she is a sexy beer. But while I can get down with the notion of that this is a better than average beer, I can't see me wanting more than 6oz of it at a time either. Decent price, oh and the lager yeast wasn't a strong one, it was more out of the way, which is also traditional.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reading the top reviewers of Sudwerk's 5.3% ABV marzen (many of whom said it lacked a bigger mouth), I conclude the brewer increased the malt.

With the new recipe at 15 IBU, I find this 5.7% is a balanced and satisfying marzen.
Looks like its contemporaries and, also, Smells mostly of malts. As noted, Tastes are balanced with the IBU low. Feel is fine.
OA: Would I have this again? Probably not because there are so many more marzens worth repeating.

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Photo of DOSchlueter
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice coppery, caramel color slightly opaque. A hint of yeast. Sparking in the mouth crisp and refreshing. Overall a beer I say einz, zwei, g'suffa!

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Photo of matthewlmc
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GFD400
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slt
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crisp, aromatic, satisfying, clean.
Would be great for a picnic, summer at the beach, hot day.

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Marzen Amber Lager from Sudwerk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 7 ratings