Marzen | Sudwerk Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.2%
 
 
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0
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of samtrillo
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ssam
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had a few of these recently and I quite like them. The pour reveals a deep amber color and a nice full head. The foam retains well and leaves lots of lacing around the glass. The smell is nothing special-- nothing really bad or off putting about it but nothing special. The taste is mild but really nice, it has a good balance of malt vs hops, neither being too pronounced. The carbonation level is right where it needs to be and the mouthfeel is great. This beer is very drinkable and goes well with food. I like Sudwerk because its local to me and I can get super fresh and tasty brews.

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Photo of caverog
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of CMack71968
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Slippinghalo
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazed copper. Off white head.
Smells of sugary malt and fruit. Possibly a light bit of toast.
Caramel and toast are big in the taste as well. A bit sweet and tangy from the yeast employed. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonated feel, perhaps a bit too aggressive. Overall this is an average Marzen.

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Photo of od_sf
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ToriBug13
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sudwerk Marzen Lager

A- Appearance is dark amber, very carbonated, and there is very little head.

S- Malty, piney hops.

T- Good carbonation, well rounded, very drinkable. Great session beer. I like that a local company (other than GB) is attempting this style. I will be bringing this one into the store because I've had requests for more marzens, and it seems to fit my client base.

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Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of zaptone
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BlackBeerDown
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a bold, clear copper with a thin head but no lace. The aroma is caramel with bread crust and sweet malt. The flavor is heavy on the caramel with a hint of nuts and wood in the finish. It's mouthfeel is medium. Sudwerk Marzen is a good beer, works well on a cool night. Recommended.

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Photo of pkalix
4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

nice color, easy to drink, slight bitterness but overall mostly satisfying and enjoyable. sudwerk doesnt seem to be a very large brew capacity, and its beer and menu selection will not load off the their website. extremely average beer....more like a 'session beer' and not indicative of the original scope of a real marzen....

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – dark amber color, clear, with about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – more malty than hoppy, but past that, I can’t discern any other aroma.

Taste – still more malty than hoppy, but within in the taste lies a spiciness that’s not in the aroma. It’s not strong, but it’s there. Aftertaste is pretty bland.

Mouthfeel – well balanced, but still leans heavily toward the watery side.

Overall – not a bad tasting brew at all, but not at all interesting or intriguing.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Clembo1957
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle with initially a good thick head which thinned out quickly, Amber colored lager, brewed with five speciality malts though they're not listed on the label.

A bland taste, slightly nutty, an easy drink that leaves no lasting impression.

A pleasant enough drink but not a standout.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Marzen from Sudwerk Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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