Zipfer Märzen | Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)
Austria
zipfer.at

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
27
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.32%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by NeroFiddled:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Zipfer Märzen
,5L can
1.02€ @ BILLA, Singerstraße 6, Wien

Appearance: Light gold. Bright white head. Fairly good retention and lacing. Not as dark as I'd expect a true Märzen to be.

Smell: Light, gently sweetish malt. Soft hops background.

Taste: Simply a slightly maltier Pils. Perhaps there's some more hop flavor as well, but not much. Very straightforward golden malt base. It lacks the depth of flavor I expect in a Märzen. Dry, limited finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied / median carbonation.

Overall: Uninspiring. Perhaps even boring given the Märzen tag. I'd call it more of a Munich helles, but it doesn't even have the malt component for that! Focusing simply on the beer itself in a hedonistic way it's not bad. It's clean and well-balanced. It has some character, even if that's limited. There are a lot of worse beers, but don't expect much.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

.5l can purchased and consumed in Austria.

A bit more hops than malt in the nose, and quite a bit more hops in tasting. Moderately bitter by the finish, i think this is the locals'
idea of a very hop forward beer. Some metallic taste here too.

M: Near medium body with somewhat strong carbonation and a significant harshness on the tongue.

O: I guess this is an Austrian macro-brew. Not without some good properties, but substantially inferior to the various Bavarian beers I've had the past several days.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Juiposa
2.49/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of straightlambic
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of chubenzino
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

33cl can from a supermarket in Innsbruck.

High C (2.98) / AVERAGE

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Photo of JTuomi
3.61/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mytu420
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jarkkokosunen
2.92/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Beerman1977
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of millelacsmark
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Brabander
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I usually drink this beer when i am in Austria for my holidays.

I know the brewery and its famous in Austria for it's appearance.

Bottles contain 500 cc and are mostly poured in a 500 cc glass. The beer has a nice white head which dissapears after a short while. Has a nice carbonation and the smell is ok; like a German beer does.

This beer is mostly available around Innsbruck in the county Tirol.

I drink this beer now and then with a shot of obstler, an Austrian drink of 40 % alcohol.

(Edit in 2001)I got this beer yesterday (March 2011) poured in an original (and new) Zipfer glass. The carbonation was unbelievable big!! The bubbles kept coming. The taste was as i have known it for a long time.

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Photo of sim0n17
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of rontmx5
4.58/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Daughter brought back from Austria as gift. Really mild taste. I think you can drink many in one sitting. Unfortunately I only have one. I would buy it. I would normally expect German or Austrian beers to be more harsh. I would recommend this beer if you can get it.

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Photo of SCproUA
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poskok
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Julikind
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
2.71/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gyozogy
4.75/5  rDev +42.6%

Photo of Dactrius
2.99/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dcmchew
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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Zipfer Märzen from Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)
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