Märzen | Pax Bräu

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Brewed by:
Pax Bräu
Germany
pax-braeu.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by boddhitree on 07-14-2013

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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pax Bräu's has a monthly BierAbo (Beer-Subcription: you receive a new beer every month mailed to you). March's (2013) beer is a of course a Märzen.

First, love the image here on the label.

The beer is cloudy, & the bottom of the bottle has yeast deposits, so... bottle conditioning and it also means it's unfiltered and got live yeast down there. Its color is burnt orange with some brown in it.

Aroma: typical Märzen - lots of sweet Münchener or Vienna malts with some... wait for it... Rauchmalz (smoked malt) and a hint of lemon underlying the aroma.

Flavor is... mmmm... at first typical Märzen with lots of sweet malts of Münchener variety, but then you taste what I think now is Pax's signature, a small but noticeable Rauchmalz. In the front is a hint of lemon, and middle you get roasted/toasted malts and smoke, and in the back, a light sourness again the sweetness of München malts.
Ok, it's NOT as great as his other beers, but it's still a WOW beer. The more I drink, the more I get lemony flavors. Typical Märzen flavors dominate, but filtered through a light smoke and some lemony/citrusy flavors from the hops.

Altogether, a wonderful mix of flavors, again, kinda like a cocktail. You still know it's a Märzen, but this is more wonderful. Yes, it's head and shoulders above all the Märzens I've had before. Damn... too bad the 2 liters are now gone and I'll have to wait until next year to get some more.

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Märzen from Pax Bräu
4.31 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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