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Berkshire Life On Märzen | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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3.95/5
Very Good
394 Ratings
Berkshire Life On MärzenBerkshire Life On Märzen
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:
#5,665
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
394
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
47
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2014 22 oz bomber into pint glass.

Off white/tan head quickly dissipated with large bubbles.

Aroma is roasted malt, slight sweetness

Initial taste is sweet that transitions into a little bit of a sharpness from the carbonation
Follow up taste is of Carmel and viennA/Munich malt. Slight fruit from the yeast

Good mouthfeel and carbonation, not a bad octoberfest, I would put it in my top 5 picks

-BMFR

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good Octoberfest, not overly spiced. Nice 1" tan head when served in a pint glass. Head lasted for most of the beer. Good body and Outstanding mouth feel. Another excellent beer by BBC

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Great caramelized malt taste with smooth balanced hop finish. Really enjoyed this beer!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving: Sampler at Supreme Liquor in Central Square, MA
Served: 19 September 2014

Appearance: Nice and deep copper-brown color, darker than most other in the style. Pours with a white, foamy head that dissipates quick though this could have been from the glass. 4/5

Smell: Smells sweet and caramelly, without being overboard. Some good bready notes in the nose too, with a strong emphasis on dark wheat breads or something like that. 4/5

Taste: Wow, really marvelous flavor! Not like many other US-brewed Oktoberfestbiere I've had. This one is not perfectly to style-it's much too abrasive in some respects-but it is certainly a much better Oktoberfest than what's brewed by other, larger MA based breweries. The beer is dominated by the caramel malt flavors, but has a really pronounced edginess to it, which the representative chalked up to its being lagered. I've never had a lagered beer with quite the bready edge on it as this, at least for the style. While this isn't bad, it makes it almost taste spiced even though it's not. Nonetheless, this beer is miles above other US versions of an Oktoberfest beer without relying on 'innovation'. One major thing- the malt sweetness in this beer really reminds me of a Maibock...and so does the ABV. 4.25/5

Feel: Really excellent carbonation and body. 4.25/5

Overall: An extremely well done Oktoberfest, and one I really look forward to having again. I'll need to pick up a whole bottle of this and see how the edginess asserts itself when served in a proper glass and whatnot, or over time as it ages. Would highly recommend. 4/5

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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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