Märzenbier
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #315
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,980
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 12.26%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
140
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 10:21 AM
Added:
Oct 02, 2011
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  17
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: The Märzenbier is an Octoberfest-style amber lager brewed with Vienna, Munich, and Caramunich malts and lightly hopped with German Perle hops. The Bavarian lager yeast leaves a clean, malt focused beer perfect for drinking by the liter outside in the cool fall weather!

25 IBU
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Rated: 4.09 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Today at 10:21 AM
 
Rated: 3.55 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Sunday at 06:52 PM
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark amber body that is mostly clear and topped with kahki foam. Caramel malt, acron, earthy yeast, brown bread in a refined way with a kiss of spicy old world hops in both smell and taste, though the taste was more cohesive. Feel is malty at the base, yeasty at the height, and slightly hopped on the finish, but never thins out from the compact yet rewarding body.
Paired especially nicely with pretzel and mustard. The wife liked
Sep 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Sep 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from Washington

Feb 10, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a translucent honey color with a couple fingers of rocky off white foam. Reducing into a nice ring, leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is lemon, grass, herbal qualities, sweet malt, honey, and burnt sugar. Taste follows suit with sweet malt up front, tinged delightfully by a tart lemon herbal undertone, finishing and earthy bitterness. Feel is smooth but has a nice carbonation crisp to it. Delightful beer, would enjoy again.
Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by MJSFS from Florida

Sep 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by Clemson_OB from South Carolina

Oct 27, 2018
 
Rated: 2.37 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Feb 02, 2017
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Reviewed by BeerDawgs from Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A 22oz bomber with a bottled on date of 9.25.15

L - Copper, with 1/2 a finger of head, no lacing really

S - Toasted malts, ready, and moderate sweetness. Very light aroma - have to dig deep to get it

T - Sweet, malty, standard German style brew. Ready

F - Thin body, light carbonation (maybe because its over a year old)

O - This one is over a year old so I think its lost some of its crispness, but a good take on the style
Dec 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by EdgarGerik from Venezuela

Jun 21, 2016
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

4.14/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From bomber dated 9/25/15. Might have lost a little bit of hop bitterness but still very good. A little on the sweet side but still true to style.
Mar 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Mar 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.05 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Jan 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.37 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina

Jan 25, 2016
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

2.31/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY. There is very clearly consistency issues with this beer, as expanded on below.

This one pours a murky cherry red. The haze on this beer was unbelievable, and entirely inappropriate for the style. It was almost milky in appearance, and just looked super unappetizing.

Smells like nothing really, a bit of overwrought lager yeast, and some light bready malt.

This is clearly a very bad bottle, and it seems Westbrook had some issues with this beer. It's got sort of a dead yeast flavor. The beer feels lifeless and just wrong, with a bit of a metallic thing going on, too. There is a very flat malt backbone to it, slightly bready, but just not all that expressive.

This is not drinkable, at all, with a lower level of carbonation.

This is wrong on basically every count when it comes to the style. Not recommended.
Jan 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.55 by Arthuros from France

Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.38 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Dec 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.07 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Dec 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Nov 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Agentveba from North Carolina

Nov 15, 2015
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Reviewed by ObiBeerCanobi from Georgia

2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I may have gotten a bad bottle, color was spot on but mine was very murky. Couldn't come close to seeing through it. Taste was ok -- not my favorite of the style.
Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by RichH55 from Illinois

Nov 08, 2015
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Kind of coppery orange color with a white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. Smelled slightly bready and more like caramel. The taste was okay but left me wanting more. It was sweet and had the caramel and yeast notes like in the nose. There was not much else happening here. It seemed a little more bitter than other marzens I have had. It was a decent beer that I enjoyed.
Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.62 by Goatdavemac from North Carolina

Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by dcmchew from Romania

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.82 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.66 by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

Oct 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.46 by baklo from North Carolina

Oct 16, 2015
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Reviewed by cab4514 from South Carolina

3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A good bready amber Marzen. I've had it on tap at the brewery and out of the bottle. Not light like many Octoberfests. It has a slight caramel flavor. Definitely one of my fall beers this year.
Oct 12, 2015
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Reviewed by DaBurls from South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Great clean Oktoberfest. Very light on malts and hops; along with some caramel and very light earthy flavor that I couldn't figure out. It has a sweet citrus taste that depending on when it is bottled might be different. The bottle I had was bottled on 9/25. The color was an amber color with a great light head on it. I think westbrook did a great job with the beer but, for me, it wont be my go to Oktoberfest. Still a very clean and tasty beer to drink. Cheers
Oct 12, 2015
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Reviewed by KYGunner from Kentucky

3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This poured with a great deal of thick froth that lasted throughout. Tastes of grain and malt with a wine like sweetness that seemed to dissipate as it warmed. Touches of maple, pecan, caramel and nut. There is a bit of a metallic flavor that ruins it a bit.
Oct 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by jak from North Carolina

Oct 10, 2015
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Reviewed by Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appears a dark amber color; a slight bit darker than most marzen's I have encountered.. a small amount of sediment in the bottom of the glass... smells of yeast, malt and autumn spice. Drinks very easily with a consistent lager-like taste. This is a middle to upper class Oktoberfest in my opinion, not quite as much spice as I would like but definitely super smooth and drinkable.
Oct 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by richj1970 from Alabama

Oct 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by xungmound98 from New York

Sep 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by ConradKenney from Maryland

Jul 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2015
Märzenbier from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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