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Berkshire Life On Märzen | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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3.95/5
Very Good
394 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshire-brewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager

Added by Jason on 09-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,663
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
394
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
47
Trade:
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Photo of PatrickCT
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There is no phrase in the beer world more cringe-worthy to me than "our interpretation." Especially when it is applied to classic styles. In this case, however, I give it a pass. Life On Marzen, which until recently was simply called Oktoberfest, is big and beefy with complex malts. Roasted malts, French caramel, nutty, bready and doughy, the crests and troughs of toasty goodness and sweet malt relief never ends. A true lager, the mouthfeel is soft and pillowy with moderate carbonation and a wonderful medicinal hop finish with a nip of pepper and alcohol.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark copper body with beige head

Smell - lager like, nuts, caramel

Taste - caramel, cherry, toasted nuts, bready, malty

Mouthfeel - medium body, medium carbonation, caramel sweetness upfront, lager crispness on the back end

Overall - a bit sweeter than you Marzen should probably be, yet I still found this to be an enjoyable beer

Price Point $3.99/22 oz bomber

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Photo of OzmanBey
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nice Copper Amber color, had a nice malty taste with slight hops, had this on tap thought I'd just try it but ended up drinking four glasses worth. A very good American spin on the Marzan style

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fred9
4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of I3eer
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MA08
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of h4ger
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with thin tan head. Aroma is nutty with muted caramel notes. Flavor is better, with nice malty bread making a presence. some alcohol and phenols showing. Finish is fairly dry, with slight metallic linger. Okay stuff.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Reddish brown with a thin beige head.

Smell: Malt and hops

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops, sweeter malts and alcohol.

Overall: Excellent beer! I wold have this one again.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJRubes
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J-Rice
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle

Pours burnt orange amber with a dense creamy off-white foam head. Smells like rich malty caramel, molasses, nutty grain, toasted bread, dried apricot, raisin, fig, brown sugar, toffee, roasted malt, spice, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like malty caramel, molasses, toffee, roasted malts, nutty grain, brown sugar, spice, some booze, dark toasted bread, mild dried fruit, with earthy herbal grass and pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice dark tasting Oktoberfestbier.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 03/16 I believe, a bit of an old bottle (last year's).

A: Dark red pour with a small tan head. Head fades pretty quickly. No lacing.

S: Lots of sweet caramel and a bit of toast. A light hit of herbal hops.

T: Oh yeah. Nice sweet caramel and toffee up front. Hints of toasted malt with light grassy and herbal hops. Very light though, this one is almost pure malt.

M: Medium bodied, soft and easy drinking.

O: Pretty much exactly what an Oktoberfest should be. Super drinkable with great mild malt flavors and just a touch of hoppiness. Sweet but not cloying. Very nice.

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Photo of RMoeNay
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Berkshire Life On Märzen from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 394 ratings
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