Dinkelacker Oktoberfestbier Märzen
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Style:
German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #333
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
82
Ranked #40,316
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 11.54%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
144
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Germany
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  20
SCORE
82
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Photo of Reidrover
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50 cl. can purchased from Capital Market in Salem OR
$2.99
Brings back memories of Oktoberfest in Helen GA in the 90s..but i think it was the Dinkel Acker Pils i had back then!
Pours a hazelnut brown body with a lovely looking frothy/thick cream coloured head.
Malty,aromas mostly..biscuits and bread dough.
Taste the same ..with perhaps a bit of chocolate in the back..and some hazelnut..nice.
Mouth feel is lowish carbonation and a slightly drying finish,
Nice enough mass produced marzen.

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Reidrover from Oregon, Apr 05, 2020
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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great interpretation of an Oktoberfest Märzen, which means it is not overly sweet, nice touch of caramel and honey, balanced with toasted malt and good carbonation. Mouthfeel is quite light, easy drinking. Beautiful medium amber color, good foaming and sone lacing on the sides of the glass. Should not be too cold, gets better with little bit higher temperature. I could drink a few more of those, which is a good sign. Love the balance between Märzen and Wiesen style.

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KS_Augsburg from Illinois, Nov 23, 2019
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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured a clear, amber color with golden highlights and a khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled fo roasted malt, toffee and caramel. Sweet caramel and toffee taste with a mild bitterness.

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zeff80 from Missouri, Nov 01, 2019
Photo of PatrickCT
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Jim!
Malty, balanced and drinkable. A Festbier for sure.
Lighter in body than more of the widely distributed German import marzens but it hits all the notes. Bready, malty and with some nice floral hops.

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PatrickCT from Connecticut, Oct 15, 2019
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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(330 ml bottle, 186 19 08; purchased single off shelf... poured into fat tulip)

L: brilliantly-clear, tawny-colored liquid; tight, off-white foam pad, collapses into thin collar, with a few thin islands of cap

S: med-dark bread crust, note of nutty caramel, herbal grass; hint of brown leathery un-sulfured apricot but also a hint of sulfur... fair-moderate intensity; lightly inviting

T: clean, refined display of toasty and caramelized malts, brief flash of a cognac-like vinous tone midway; soft grassy bitterness in the finish... second sip reveals a very subtle note of molasses in the finish, but its shade is mostly melanoidin rather than sugar sweetness; vinous note blends with caramel developing a vague date then later olive character... lovely dryness in its otherwise mellow, mildly earthy-bitter aftertaste; rather mellow expressions overall

F: light-plus bodied, smooth and clean; dry bottom end with a very soft warmth, but also a little residual malt/booze drag in the finish... never quite reaches hearty or refreshing levels; marginally parching by halfway through

O: decent ok'fest lager; met my reserved expectations... probably wouldn't try it again, but will try the rest of DA's range (1577)

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Bouleboubier from New Jersey, Oct 14, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An average pour from a 16.9-oz. tall can yields a finger of light beige, creamy and rocky, long lasting foam. Clear dark amber-brown color with red-amber highlights. Spots of lacing.

Light smell of old world hops and sweet malt with baked bread and rising dough, wheaty toast and cracker in the background.

Caramel and toasted German malt taste with a banana-like sweetness with pear, mellon, apple and light baking spice. Semi-sweet with medium-low bitterness, drys a little as bitterness builds to average at the quick finish. A faint drying astringency during the aftertaste with pepper and bitter hops linger briefly.

Medium body with average+ carbonation, alcohol is hidden. True to Marzen style, session-able and almost refreshing. Fruit flavors yet not fruity or juicy, balanced by rich malt.

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Amendm from Rhode Island, Oct 11, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.7oz brown re-use bottle, sample purchased.

Deep copper hue, crystal clear. Big frothy head on top and drops some crazy lacing on the glass. Mild caramel, truck load of bread, faint hay, and clean throughout. Hop character is on point with just enough bitterness and hop flavor to keep things interesting. Surprised I haven't had this one yet, certainly one i'll seek out every year going forward.

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Jason from Massachusetts, Oct 09, 2019
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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500mL can, date stamped E2020.11.02 P2019.07.03. A persistent ivory head caps a clear and dark caramel colored fest-bier. Sweetly malty aroma along with spicy, earthy noble hops. Easy drinking modest flavors of caramel, toasted grain, earthy, spicy, and grassy hops - very well balanced; maybe a touch sweet. Medium body, pleasant carbonation, semi-dry finish. I had never seen or heard of this brewery but this was a nice surprise.

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barnzy78 from Illinois, Sep 22, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

test from 330ml bottles date code 186 19 08
Taste: some toasted bread at first then some caramel. as it warms up you start to get some roast or almost like a slightly burnt caramel. Some floral hops notes in the middle and towards the finish. a micro hint of honey on the finish. smooth just slightly sweet overall. Low amount of hops notes. somewhat simple.

I like it. I wonder if this was brewed for the American Marzen market. But it doesn't really stand out. I prefer this type of Ofest for the most part, but these caramel Ofest beers do get boring.

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Photo of Suds
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a twelve ounce brown bottle, this brew is a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma is a bit grainy with just a little malt. Semi-sweet in flavor, not quite as intense as most Oktoberfests. Not bad, but not great.

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Suds from Missouri, Sep 15, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle in a snifter. This solid brew from a classic brewery
pours a medium dark brown tinged amber with a nice head of white
foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin faint pooling layer, and shows
subtle lacing. Nose of toasted malts and light breaded malts with
floral notes of light honey with subtle herbal hops. Flavors
follow the nose nice with a great presentation of toasted malts
with nice light breaded malts and almost a citrus orange zest
note amongst some clover honey elements along with
light herbal hops. Nice mouth feel; medium body, smooth,
refreshing, and finishing wet with light carbonation.

Overall, a solid brew from a great brewery

Cheers

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep amber color with a one finger head of just off white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a roasted malt aroma mixed with some smells of caramel and toast. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a harvest fruit smell of pear and apple along with a touch of toffee.
Taste – The taste begins more malty taste that has a decent showing of caramel and toffee sweetness upfront. As the taste advances the caramel and toffee grow stronger all while a little bit of earthy and herbal hop develop on the tongue. Toward the end of the taste a little bit of doughy taste develops as well as a touch of nut, leaving one with a somewhat roasty and moderately sweet and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather normal. For the mix of flavors and style the feel is rather well done and makes for an easy drinking, malty, Oktoberfest brew.
Overall – A rather decent, malty, and slightly more roasty, and moderately sweet Oktoberfest brew. Pretty decent overall.

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Photo of steveh
3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Spotted this locally in six-pack bottles for $12 and passed. Then I saw single, .5 liter cans for $1.50 and took a chance. I used to love the hell out of the CD Pils when it was brewed for DA by Spaten, but the newer import -- direct from Stuttgart, just isn't the same. Let's see if the Märzen is the same as what I had at the Canstatter Volkfest some years ago.

Poured from that .5l can into my short Becher. Canning date of 06/18/2018 and best by date of 10/19/2019 ink-jetted to the can's underside.

L -- Clear, copper-amber with a firm, dense, light tan head.

S -- Bready, yeasty malts and herbal hops in good balance -- if not somewhat light. Some mild peppery alcohol fighting for pole position.

T -- Hmm. Mild breadiness with a light tart character that blends into a light caramel note. Finish is dry and near to astringent with some light, back-of-the-mouth citrus.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft to dry with a mild touch of under-attenuated syrupiness. Body is light-medium.

O -- Nowhere near as rich and malty with toasty flavors as Spaten, Paulaner, or Hacker-Pschorr. Nowhere as smooth and bready as Ayinger. Not even as richly malty as HB or Weihenstephaner's Festbiers. The look is near to perfection, but the flavor is just blah. That odd tart character and caramel note are just off for style and actually detract from expectations of Märzen in the glass. Dunno, maybe Dinkelacker's beers just don't travel well. I'm glad I didn't drop the $12 for a six-pack.

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steveh from Illinois, Dec 03, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper color, great clarity, foamy off white head, nice lacing.

Sweet caramel and bread on the nose with an overall cream soda likeness.

Flavor follows with a bit of spice on the end.

Very dry and light feeling with a sweet favoring balance.

A decent marzen.

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Photo of Nass
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Although I am not the biggest fan of the Oktoberfest Marzen style I still enjoy a few bottles during the autumn season. This is rather a good one but the flavor is a little dull as compared to a Ayinger Oktoberfest or better yet how about a Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050. Cheers! B-

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Nass from Florida, Oct 07, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottled 6/18/18 (109 days ago) poured into a krug at fridge temp 5.7% ABV. The beer pours bright medium amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thick ring and leaves a few spots of lacing. The aroma is toasted malt, almost caramel, and a little yeast. The taste is a dark toasted, yet crackery, malt with nice earthy hop balance. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good. This is a really good example of the Marzen style, only lacking some complexity to be excellent.

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jkblr from Indiana, Oct 06, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into glass. Stamped bottling date is '169/18 18'. ABV% is 5.7.
Clear, medium amber colored body. One finger white head settles to islands and ring. Leaves behind some strings and spots of lacing.
Caramel and honey lightly roasted malts in the aroma. A very little bit of green apple.
Taste is mostly the lightly roasted malts, with caramel and cracker. There is a component of slightly spicy hops. There is an overall sweetness to the flavors.
Medium mouth feel, and crisp to dry. Good carbonation.
Very easy to drink Marzen beer. Solid taste but not extremely nuanced. I can see this as a choice for a session of darker fest beers.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium to dark copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate chestnut brown + medium golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted + bready + caramel malts with slightly heavier than light amounts of caramel sweetness. Slightly heavier than light aromas of earthy + spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of toasted + bready + caramel malts with slightly heavier than light amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of earthy + spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which linger for a bit but leaves a light caramel sweetness behind.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable. A good example of the style and a definite throwback beer for me (I think I first drank this at the Clubhouse Pub at RPI in the mid-1990s). Nice complexity to the malt flavors though a little sweeter than I prefer my Oktoberfests.

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dbrauneis from North Carolina, Apr 12, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 7/3/2017. Pours crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big brown sugar, brown bread, cracker, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big brown sugar, brown bread, cracker, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of brown sugar, brown bread, cracker, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.7%. Overall this is a delicious Oktoberfest! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and easy to drink with the mildy bitter/drying finish. Very rich and complex Munich malt flavors, solid hop flavor presence, and just enough bitterness to balance the sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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superspak from Michigan, Oct 21, 2017
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2.28/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

.5 L can poured into a pint glass

Pours a light burnt orange color with a white head, lots of lacing, looks very thin. Not much on the aroma, smells metallic, like a penny, little bit of spice, not much else. Light notes of caramel malts, toast, spice, finish has that metallic penny-like taste. Light bodied with a metallic dryness. Not very good at all, light in color, taste, aroma, and mouthfeel, has a strange penny-like metallic flavor.

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Brolo75 from California, Sep 23, 2017
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3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at horseshoe
Big fluffy creamy head, rich lacing, slight hazy copper brown colour

Nose toasted biscuity brown malt, little sweet malt, soft fruity lager notes, maybe hint of spice

Taste sweet candy malt caramel, biscuity, caramel apple lager fruit, soft lagering and fruit, little cinnamon like spice again, toasted candy malt, juicy malt

Mouth is med bod, decent carb

Overall not bad, not quite the same as the other good Oktoberfest beers from Germany, no reason to get this over almost any other choice

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Sep 21, 2017
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3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I originally bought this bottle because of the cute blond girl on the cover and one of my friends making a comment about her chest, when I got home I popped the cap off the bottle, the smell had that nice traditional October smell of malty aroma with slight hops. The taste was good but seemed a bit too fizzy for my personal liking, overall I enjoyed this beer.

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OzmanBey from Massachusetts, Sep 13, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark clear copper with a white head. Smells of malts and some roastiness. Tastes of malts, mild hops, and some roasty flavors. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a pretty good beer, but nothing I'd get again.

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andrewh995 from Arizona, Jun 30, 2017
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3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, Euro yeast, hint of sweet malt, hops, and slight caramel malt. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, Euro yeast, hint of adjunct, hint of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma, feel, and blend.

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Tone from Missouri, Oct 12, 2016
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2.64/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

Look: Deep copper colored body under a well maintained cream colored head. Light random patches of lacing.

Aroma: Lightly toasted bread, subtle nail polish alcohol, sweet creamy caramel.

Taste: Buttered bread, metal, grains sprayed with rubbing alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light, watery.

Overall: Cheap German import. The cartoonish, stereotypical label should have been an indicator.

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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 144 ratings