Märzenbier | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by sachsich on 10-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
163
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
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3
Gots:
16
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 31
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2.09/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear copper colored beer. Not much head to speak of. Not much visible fizz either. Zero lacing.

Sharp, slightly metallic roasted malt aroma. A little bit of spicy hops.

A balance of roasted malt and hops up front with a funky aftertaste that is hard to describe. Kind of roasty, bitter and sour (not in a good way).

Medium bodied, under carbonated, crisp, dry finish.

I was excited to try this beer. Overall, it was a pretty big let down. I'm glad I didn't buy an entire growler. Sorry, Westbrook. I'll keep drinking your beers, but not this one.

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Photo of sachsich
2.3/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Closed for Business. I dont think they brew any lagers. At least that what the tour said months back because they want to get beers out and not wait on the "lagering" process. Anyways, this beer was not malty at all like a marzen. Too many hops for the style. Didn't taste anything like a marzen. A thin IPA

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2.31/5  rDev -35.3%
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.

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2.37/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

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2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev -9.2%

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Märzenbier from Westbrook Brewing Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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