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%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.82/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of richj1970
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This bottle is and old one, it says the is was bottled on September 1st of 2012. Nice one. Poured into a pint glass.

A: The foam was too much when I started pouring. It then evolved to the right amount of 1.5 finger sized beige head with retention and lacing. The body is perfect, being orange and crystalline, looking more like an IPA than a Märzen. Great.
S: The smell is indeed weak, you can barely feel anything. You can almost try to feel a earthy yeast and some weak hops in here.
T: It's amazingly sweet. It has a very characteristic bready tone to it while being medium strong on hops, like it a lot.
M: It's weird, to say the least. I guess the mouthfeel of this beer makes the presence of alcohol even bigger, which tends to go the other way around. The kick together with this profile of alcohol leaves and dry impression in your mouth as if you were drinking a beer with high IBU level but at the same time it's close to belgian recipes where you get the kick and start salivating as hell. Weird. I won't say I don't like it. But it's weird.
O: My first Westbrook and my first Märzen. Overall, I'm pleased with this. Even more being a 625ml bottle.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thumperskibum
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattsmith413
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky amber producing 2+ fingers of tan, foamy, moderately lived head that leaves a wash of soapy lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, roasted nuts, dark bread, fruity with thin caramel/brown sugar & just a hint of hop essence in the background. Taste is toasted & caramel malt, bread, a hint of chocolate, roasted nuts followed by a tangy & faintly bitter hop bite & a metallic hint that intensifies through the finish & into the aftertaste with a lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy but lightly prickly, very dry & acidic on the tongue.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear orange amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of earthy yeast and spicy hops.
T: The taste follows the smell, starting out with initial flavors of toasted malts and bits of caramel and finishing with earthy notes of yeast and spicy notes of hops. Slight hints of maple syrup are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very nice American representation of a German Oktoberfest. While it has a lot of malty flavors in the taste, it's not that heavy on the palate and goes down rather easily.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of nmann08
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bigdoc91
2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of asams10
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stignacious
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of hurshybear
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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