Märzenbier | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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

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

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3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"This is an Octoberfest-style amber lager brewed with Munich and Caramunich malts and hopped with German noble hop varieties. The Bavarian lager yeast leaves a clean, malt-focused beer perfect for drinking by the liter outside in the cool fall weather." Brewed in the style of a Märzen/Oktoberfest beer. Available as a fall release in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 52º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy creamy head of a pale tan color over a moderately hazy orange body. Retention is good, lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Aromas of biscuity malt, sourdough bread, pear and tart apple ciders, smells much like unfermented mash. Somewhat tea-like. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) Bready, biscuity malt profile with a tough of grainy caramel and cocoa on the finish, slightly more gruff and malty than the aroma with less fruit and acidity to account for. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, mildly chewy and medium dry. Carbonation generates a frothy texture for a sudsy mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly sweet and earthy over bitter. Alcohol presence is mild, there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Noticed my local store got last year's batch in this fall which means these bottles are quite old and likely not up to their prime. Nonetheless it's a somewhat enjoyable Oktoberfest-style lager with a great deal of malt character to go with it. 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

How this brew is not ranked as outstanding and quintessential of the style I will never understand. I could drink my body weight in this stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +12%

Bomber served fresh and cold into a goblet.

Appearance is a hazy amber orange color with thin white head. It settles to a skim layer and leaves just a little lace.

Aroma is sweet and malty with orchard fruit and German lager yeast.

Flavor is balanced and drinkable with low bitterness. Multigrain bread, caramel, and a faint citrus note in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Balanced and enjoyable as a perfect autumn beer.

Overall a very good marzen and a style that deserves to be enjoyed this time of year.

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

Very light. Noble hop character, big malty backbone. Pretty good. Would probably drink a lot of this outside in a beer garden.........................

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

Märzenbier from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 163 ratings