Märzen Oktoberfest | Prost Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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)

Added by Mebuzzard on 09-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Krusader
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -16%
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 -7.6%
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 -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.42/5  rDev -13%
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 +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Damngoodrx
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
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 +1.5%
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 -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KLHBB
3.97/5  rDev +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 +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcscientist
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blazer22
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of V1per41
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 303beer
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear well carbonated light copper color with an inch of off white rocky head. A very light nose to it. Taste is crisp and delicious. Very balanced with a touch of malt on the backend. Very good marzen. In fact I can't think of a better one.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid overall oktoberfest. Malty and sweet. Smooth lager like properties. Very drinkable.

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Photo of ZAP
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me of a German style Ofest. Nice toasted maltiness with a spicy/herbal hop backing....medium body with a spitzier feel and dry finish. Above average but not one I would likely buy again.

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Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data: ENJOY BY 12/20/14

The body is crystal clear with a deep gold hue and a one-finger thick, lasting white head. Fruity aroma, like peach and apricot with a mild, malt undertone. The taste mimics the aroma with a bit more grainy bread flavor; rather sweet. Medium mouthfeel; kind of coarse on the palate; dry finish.

A decent beer but there is a little too much overt sweetness that works its way into the overall flavor. Hop bitterness stays low-key and takes some of the sweetness out of the picture. Worth a try...

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Photo of TubaDan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of tylerstravis
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Märzen Oktoberfest from Prost Brewing Company
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