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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
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
52
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
15.91%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by alexipa:
Photo of alexipa
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was delighted to find that this is a legit German style Oktoberfest. If I didn't know any better, I would think it was brewed in Germany by Germans for Germans during a big German fest.

It's a beautiful clear orange color with a huge white head. The smell isn't as strong as some others I've had, but still present and gives that signature Oktoberfest scent (sweet, bready malts). The taste is not as sweet as I expected, this is a very balanced brew. Doesn't linger long and is insanely drinkable.

I had a growler full of it about three hours ago, now it seems I have an empty growler I need to fill.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bsp77
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Quick review:

Light copper color with okay head. Aroma is bready, biscuity and fruity. Taste is also biscuity and bready, but with a strong fruity sweetness that is not balanced enough by the noble hops. Finish is also too sweet. Some good classic Marzen flavors but too sweet for my preference.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Label says enjoy by 12/18/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of off white head which slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A bready, toasty, and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with hints of caramel, biscuit, and subtle fruit. Toasted barley malt with upfront hints of biscuit, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, cracker, and yeast. Subtle fruit hints of apple and orange along with some sugar sweetness. Light hints of earthy hops. Also some hints of spice. A pretty solid malty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a toasty, bready, and sweet classic Marzen malt driven taste with notes of caramel, biscuit, and fruit. Upfront toasted barley malt with good notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, yeast, grains, and cracker. Light fruit undertones of apple and orange. Sweet notes of sugar. Subtle spice presence with a slight note of cinnamon. Subtle earthy hop presence. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a Marzen. Good bready malt flavors with a nice subtle presence of fruit and hops.

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Photo of k47k
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of morimech
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blackie
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft at the brewery served in a heavy, dimpled Oktoberfest stein. The beer is a deep amber in color color with a nice, well retained head. Pretty much spot on for the style - rich aromas of biscuity malt with layers of autumn leaves, toasted grain, and a subtle fruity, caramel sweetness. Satisfyingly malty and flavorful but cleaning up very well to finish with a grassy noble hop flavor and snappy bitterness. I’m game for a full boot of this, anytime.

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Photo of indy351
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of CCutch
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Muellerbier
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good oktoberfest beer

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of 303beer
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
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 Spaceman_Jer
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vermilcj
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Parmesan
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.85/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps the best Marzen/Oktoberfest I've had. Although I've yet to travel to Germany.

Nice light copper color. Clean and clear. About 1 1/2 inch thick white foam is rich and somewhat sticky.

Aroma is light but effective. Sweet and light caramel underneath with subtle hop and yeat spice throughout. Nothing to set your nose on an escapade, but it does the marzen job nicely.

This beer just tastes awesome. The sweetness is soft biscuit sweetbread, light caramel drizzled in. Earthy spice comes and goes, and dances with the floral spice quite well. Nice zip on the end to announce the hop pressence, but not enough to offer bitterness.

Fantastic beer.

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Photo of Damngoodrx
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwgassman
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of steveh
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
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 -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +1%

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