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Märzenbier | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States | website

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

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Reviews:
30
Ratings:
161
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
27.93%
 
 
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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a 1-finger bubbly cream-colored head that dissipates rapidly. No lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Grainy, bready, and slightly nutty malt with some lager yeast.

T – Starts off sweet with grainy, bready, and some caramel malt. Then, the spice starts to pick up with some bitter earthy and spicy noble hops. The spice almost has a cinnamon-like quality.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky mouthfeel, and a bitter and dry finish. Earthy hop bitterness and spice lingers.

O – This is a decent Oktoberfest beer. In terms of the malt-hops balance, it’s shifted a bit too much toward the hops side for my taste in a beer of this style. I like my Oktoberfests to have a big and sweet malty character. While this beer does have that to an extent, the entire finish of the beer is dominated by noble hops. Still, this is a tasty beer and an interesting take on the style. Not my favorite beer from Westbrook, but it’s still a nice and drinkable fall beer.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Spaten Optimator dimpled mug. Poured red orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spice, nutty, fall, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, nutty, nutmeg, spice, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Nothing on this one really stood out to me if I am honest. A lot of the right flavors were there, but the nuttiness seemed to dominate this one on me. While I will admit that this isn’t one of my favorite styles as the nutty aspect can be rather overwhelming on my palate. If there was a little more sweetness to go along with this one it could definitely be something special. Worth trying at least once if you get the opportunity and are a fan of the nutty.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

nice orange tinted light amber with a good two inches or more of head strewn across the top. A nice slow fade left behind more then an adequate layer of lace across the top and some very nice side glass lace when it was done. Smell was very nice, quite light and refreshing with a good amount of grain backing and a nice light earthy sort of hop tone. Definitely some spices mixed in as there was just that little extra kick to it. The flavor was pretty much on point with the aroma. A tight mix of grain and earthy flavors mixed in with a good amount of spice, maybe cinnamon or nutmeg, something fairly nice and had a good overall fall feel to it. Very nice light body with a huge amount of carbonation made it go down super smooth and kept it from feeling too filling. Overall this was definitely a quality selection and I am glad I picked it up. Superb drinkability and just a great overall profile. I really enjoyed this

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Photo of jsanford
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Growlers in Hilton Head, SC. Poured into a Westbrook Pint Glass.

A - Pours a Clear, dark copper with a thin white head that dissipated to a slight haze.
S - Crisp, clean aromas of toasted malt, caramel, roasted nuts, and herbal German hops. Quite nice, there's a lovely spicy/cinnamon quality to this brew.
T - Similar to the nose, nice malty flavors of caramel, baked bread, and roasted nuts with a clean Lager yeast and more German hops (Perle). Very drinkable.
M - Smooth and moderately crisp, with a medium mouthfeel and good carbonation. This would be a nice session beer if it wasn't 6% ABV.
O - Really solid Marzen from a great brewery, glad I got to try this here in mid-October, it fits the season well!

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Photo of sachsich
2.3/5  rDev -35.8%
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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Märzenbier from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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