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Märzen Oktoberfest | Prost Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prost Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
prostbrewing.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Märzen is a lager; orange/redis in color, the style is characterized by a medium to full body, malty flavor and clean dry finish. (ABV 5.5% 22 IBU'S)

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,849
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
61
pDev:
8.23%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of taospowder
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REVZEB
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Classic bready and caramel notes really crush it in the taste and smell, but taste has that little extra magic for me. Pours pretty clear with moderate lacing on the glass. Body still within parameters, but way more on the thin side. Good for early fall, you know, like the third weekend in september

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearances: pours a 1" off white head that drops quickly with some mild lacing. Color is clear amber with little carbonation visible.
Aroma: toasted malt is dominate with some floral hop notes
Mouthfeel: light to medium and frothy with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: toasted bread, caramel, some fruit notes and a lingering herbal bitterness.
Overall: a pleasant Oktoberfest brew.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very well made beer. I would like a little more malt aroma and flavor but it is otherwise spot on

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Photo of Krusader
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Low B- (3.33) / WORTHY

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Photo of steveh
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saw this on the shelf in Wisconsin and couldn't pass it up. Tried one other beer from Prost and was not terribly wowed, but this is a Märzen -- right? Can't pass on that.

12 oz. brown longneck with a nice spot for the Enjoy By date clear on the label... but no date stamped.

L -- Nice, clear amber-orange color with a dense, cream-colored head that settles quickly to a persistent cap. Second pour into my Becher glass yields some residual yeast -- bottle conditioning is a nice touch.

S -- Bready, yeasty malts with some light caramel.

T -- Same bready malts up front with some nuttiness in the middle and very light caramel in the finish. Spicy hops add a good balance to any sweetness that could get out of hand. The overall aftertaste is slightly astringent to metallic, but I wonder if this is age weighing on the bottles.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft to dry with a medium body.

O -- I'd like to find this more fresh next year to see if my opinion is different; the astringency is not a good character for a well-made lager. The nuttiness is a little distracting as well, but not so much to subtract a lot of points.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Very clear brilliant copper orange with a very small head that fizzes away quickly and no lacing left on the glass.

S: Caramel malt, sweet honey, some earthy nuttiness, a little bit of sweet apple. Smells quite sweet.

T: Caramel malt, sweet honey, a slight note of noble hops, a little bit of sweet apple. Tastes pretty sweet for an Oktoberfest.

F: Medium body and lower carbonation

O: While not a terrible Oktoberfest this beer is a little overly sweet.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Damngoodrx
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a lighter amber body, light orange hue, one finger white head, short retention, bits of lacing. Smells of toffee, nuttiness, bread, touch of phenol, light grassy notes. Flavour is a bit less grassy and on the sweeter side, toffee, bread, biscuit, nut, with a mild grassy/floral finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp with a slightly sticky, substantial body. Good carbonation. A solid example of an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no enjoy by date; into a pint glass.
Appearance - orange, clear, lots of carbonation that forms a medium to thin white head. Lacing is fine.
Smell - sweet bread, honey, syrup.
Taste - candied malt sweetness; flavors remind me of sweet rolls.
Feel - light, sweet, malty; somewhat dry finish.
Overall - very drinkable, but only one or two at most for me, as the sweetness runs strong.

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Photo of Muellerbier
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good oktoberfest beer

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Photo of daem3384
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KLHBB
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recommended by the guy at the liquor store so I bought a six-pack. Yeah, I'm that easily swayed IF it's a style I like. And yes, I like this a lot and seems like a good base note to compare other Marzens. Pours a copper-penny color, its smells of nuts. Pay no attention to my nose, I never do. The taste is a nice balance of malt and hops with a dark brown bread taste to it. Medium bodied, light carbonation. If this was one of several in a flight, I'd choose it as the beer I wanted to accompany dinner.

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Photo of jaymo18
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcscientist
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I love me a good Marzen, but this was just a little bit too light for me. I would have preferred just a touch more flavor and depth to really make this one of my favorite Oktoberfests. It was pretty good, but I couldn't shake the feeling that it could have been just a bit better. Maybe it wasn't quite as bready or malty as some, maybe it was the slightly lighter color, I don't know. But it didn't quite stack up to the best of the best.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blazer22
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Märzen Oktoberfest from Prost Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 61 ratings