Märzen Oktoberfest
Prost Brewing Co. - Denver

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From:
Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #63
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,711
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.27%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
51
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 07, 2022
Added:
Oct 01, 2012
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  6
SCORE
87
Very Good
Märzen OktoberfestMärzen Oktoberfest
Notes: 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)
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Orange tinged yellow color. Tasty, malty, a bit of caramel sweetness. Decent.
Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Canned July 27th 2022.

Pours a clear gold with a good head of foam that shrinks very quickly. Tiny bit of lacing.

I smell hops, some bread and grain, seems to balance out.

The taste is hoppy, grass like, some bread and grain, not bad but the smell was more balanced.

Good mouthfeel, average Oktoberfest.
Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by odannyob from Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
As what the writing on the can sez: "Oktoberfest-STYLE Lager". There is a touch too much of the hops (for meself anyway) and that is why it is a STYLE of Oktoberfest and not authentic nor traditional. But it is rather tasty, otherwise. Back off the bitter and lean some more towards the malt.
Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.69 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Oct 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by mkh012 from Colorado

Oct 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by KT3418 from Colorado

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by allenson21 from New York

Feb 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Myboymi from Kansas

4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Originally was going to purchase a six pack, but then I saw the variety pack. And said, let’s give it a whirl! A very good and drinkable Märzen! Next time I’m out there for a baseball game, (damn Covid ) I’ll definitely stop by!
Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by eppCOS from Colorado

3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L - Looks the part; good burnt amber/near pumpkin color to this; decent head/foam, a little lacing.
S - Uh-oh - nothing really Marzen-like on the nose; don't really smell that toasty-honey malt I expect.
T - Even more "meh" on the palate - this just tastes like a strong-ish Munich Lager more than a Marzen or O'fest bier. Disappointing. None of that bready malt and honey-molasses note that the big players carry off.
F - Good in the mouth; good carbonation, not overly so, but solid.
O - Not the best Prost bier, that's for sure. Hit the Kolsch first, to me that's one of their benchmarks, along with the Dunkel
Oct 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can. Golden to caramel in color with a white head. Smells of malty caramel and some earthy hints. Slightly astringent with a malty backbone.
Sep 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by Connybumbum from Colorado

Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left minimal lacing. It smelled of roasted malt, toffee, caramel and floral notes. Sweet caramel, toffee and subtle roasty notes with a mild bitterness. Crisp, sharp and smooth.
Aug 27, 2020
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Reviewed by 1angrydwarf from Kansas

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
From a sample 12 pack of cans in KC
L: amber with an amazing domed head that resembled a scoop of Ice cream.
S: bready, toasted grain but muted
T: underwhelming all the players are here, I had a hard time picking out individual flavors. Just subdued and vague with clean finish.
F: light carbonation, smooth easy drinker.
O: I love german beer and had high hopes. This was a let down very blah. Nothing offensive but lacking in taste overall. I may have had an off night. I will update if my impression changes as I work my way through the pack. For reference my 2 favorite marzens are from Paulander and Spaten.
Update: On second try very respectable with good malt profile. One of the better american made marzens .
Aug 22, 2020
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Rated by gyorgymarlowe from Colorado

3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Look: pale gold, full head
Smell: not much, faintly earthy
Taste: bread, earthy, spicy
Feel: dry, medium-light body
Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by taospowder from New Mexico

Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Oct 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by crobinso from Colorado

Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
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
Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.63 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.
Nov 19, 2017
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Rated by LeeryLeprechaun from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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
Oct 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by Krusader from Wisconsin

May 18, 2017
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Low B- (3.33) / WORTHY
Feb 16, 2017
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Reviewed by steveh from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
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.
Nov 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by kmanjohnson from California

Oct 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
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.
Oct 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by Damngoodrx from New York

Sep 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
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.
Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

Aug 29, 2016
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Reviewed by DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -8%
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.
Mar 27, 2016
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Rated by Muellerbier from Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good oktoberfest beer
Dec 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by daem3384 from California

Dec 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Nov 14, 2015
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
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.
Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by jaymo18 from Virginia

Oct 05, 2015
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Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Sep 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by sporklift87 from Colorado

Sep 18, 2015
Märzen Oktoberfest from Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 77 ratings