Night Shift Brewing

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German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #202
Ranked #28,337
3.78 | pDev: 11.11%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Märzen / Oktoberfest-style lager with a copper body and deep, toasty, caramel notes
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13
Photo of ScaryEd
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy deep copper color with 2 fingers of effervescent white head. The head has minimal retention, leaving a few splotches of lace before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma is bready and grassy, with a touch of sweet caramel and banana esters.

The flavor starts off with bananas before giving way to a strong caramel note. Finishes very bready with notes of toasted grains.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and creamy with a dry finish.

Overall, a very good marzen lager. There's nothing exceptional about it, but it's definitely a tasty representation of the style. Could use a bit more carb and a little more hop presence to balance out the sweetness, but otherwise a very good beer.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange amber in color. Fairly hazy in appearance. Bready, caramel and fruity esters. Earthy. Medium bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Dryish. Pretty good interpretation of a marzen.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2 cans poured into a liter stein (all swiftly procured just after opening at the brewery this morning).

Pours a clear reddish-copper in color with a finger of off-white head that quickly disappears completely. Aroma is all malt, very clean with bready and toasty aromas. Taste is all malt as well with the same bready and toasty notes as the aroma. It seems sweet at first but then dries out a bit in the finish. Low-moderate bitterness without any hop flavors. Overall a very tasty beer on its own its good but if I were to pair it with some Spätzle and wurst then I'd be in heaven. Prosit!

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Oldenburg from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 13 ratings