Czig Meister Brewing Company

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Czig Meister Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Lager - Märzen
Ranked #206
Ranked #22,936
3.68 | pDev: 16.85%
Oct 09, 2021
Sep 02, 2016
Notes: None
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Photo of hopsputin
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: nice dark copper, pale ruby, mahogany, and cherry wood color. very clear. 1/2 finger dark tan head

s: big lager crispness upfront. sweet grains and caramel follow. grass, straw, and crackers

t: sweet malts, caramel, and a big biscuit note upfront. sweet grains and sweet grass. lager spice, and a touch of Noble hop bitterness. bready backbone

m: medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation

o: solid Marzen. the aroma is lacking quite a bit. taste is good, but has a more noticeable bitterness kick than i'm used to in the style. decent, but nothing great

Oct 09, 2021
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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

on draft, served in shaker pint glass

clear medium amber copper color, thin head that fades. toasty malt aroma and flavor. but the taste is a little too sweet for me. medium bodied.

Oct 04, 2021
4.21 by Antg8989 from New Jersey on Aug 26, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by deleted_user_995920

Pours a semi translucent honey golden color, with a fast receding off white fizzy head. Smell toffee,some hops,almost a nutty floral smell. Taste fresh baked bread, caramel,mild apple. Feels medium bodied,finishes juicy. Overall a solid representation of a Marzen style beer. I don't know what people expect from a Marzen but the scores are too low in my opinion. They are only so many variations this variety of beer can handle before it morphs into something else.

Nov 29, 2019
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1.34/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25
by MaybeBeerMan from New Jersey

This isn't a marzen, it's a new England IPA. If you like new England IPAs it's fine, but don't buy this beer and support this kind of false advertising.

Sep 19, 2019
3.54 by jgido759 from New Jersey on Aug 31, 2019
Photo of RobertColianni
4.77/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Stylistically close to flawless. Interesting per 2019 standards, maybe not, but I can't knock a textbook beer. Sharp, malty, light graininess/chew.

Mar 18, 2019
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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Czig Meister Brewing Company "Oktoberfest"
12 fl. oz. can, "RECOMMENDED BY 5/8/19" and sampled on 11/26/2018
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: This is an "Oktoberfest" beer, right? A Märzen? They're supposed to be clear but this is quite hazy. There's even particulate visible in suspension. That can't be from dry hopping, can it? No, it doesn't smell dry-hopped, in fact it doesn't smell of much. It's leafy, somewhat fruity, and perhaps a touch floral. It's not the best aroma. The body is a dark amber headed towards becoming copper colored, and the head is a short lid of white. I wouldn't say that it's got very good head retention. OK, on to the flavor... well, given the aroma I wasn't expecting much but it's actually quite nice. There's a clear note of toastiness and breadiness to it, just a touch of honey-like sweetness, and an edge of caramel as well. It's not overly malty as some examples can be, and a pleasant median bitterness balances it and brings it to a dry conclusion. The aroma is weird though, what happened? In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. As an Oktoberfest style beer it gets by but it's certainly not the best.
Review# 6,367

Nov 26, 2018
3.75 by toast9 from New Jersey on Nov 06, 2018
4.09 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Sep 13, 2018
Photo of mikeg67
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mikeg67 from New Jersey

12 oz can. Pours orange with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Grassy hops and caramel malt fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Nice brew.

Sep 04, 2018
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3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Caramel color,slightly thin body. Malt,bread,caramel aroma with the taste being identical. Mild sweetness with equally mild hop bitterness. Not bad,would have again but not something I would seek out

Jan 05, 2018
3.75 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2017
3.67 by rab53 from Washington on Oct 28, 2017
4.43 by Walleybeer from New Jersey on Oct 22, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MacMalt from New Jersey

I had this on draught in a tavern. Served in a pint glass. It pours a pretty brownish-amber color with 1.5 fingers of foamy, bright white head and lacing that lasted through the pour. There wasn't much on the nose; just a light cracker. There was more to the taste: roasty, toasted brown bread with light but discernible spices and nuts. At the finish there was a subtle but pleasant sweetness. The feel is roasty but crisp, with pleasing carbonation. At 5.3% ABV, you can drink a few, as I did while watching the MLB playoffs. Overall, while Czig Meister's version of the classic Marzen isn't highly rated, it is well-crafted. I'm glad to see a local brewery brew this style each year. I like a roasty Marzen and this one did fine by me.

Oct 19, 2017
4.03 by HermitDan from New Jersey on Oct 13, 2017
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3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

12 oz can.

Deep amber color with a small white head. Great clarity.

Nose of freshly toasted malt and mild spicy, floral hops. Bready malt flavor with nice balance.

Smooth and easy to drink. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Light dry finish. Maybe a tad on the thin side, but tasty nonetheless.

During a recent visit to the brewery, I chatted up one of the brewers who told me they actually use a Kölsch yeast in this beer and then it is lagered for about a month. It lacks the depth of other Märzens but it's very clean and enjoyable.

Oct 08, 2017
Photo of thebeers
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Hazy orange-amber with a fat finger of light tan head. Modest lacing.

Modest aroma of crusty bread and almost a roasted peanut thing.

Oddly clean tasting from start to finish, with very little of the sweetness expected from a beer this color. There's a flash of the crusty bread / distant roasted peanut thing mid-palate, and then just a hint of hop bitterness and lingering breadiness in the largely clean aftertaste. There's a slight touch of sweetness there, but it's really pretty dry.

It's medium bodied with medium carbonation that keeps the feel moderately lively.

It's perfectly drinkable, but a little too roasty to my taste. Nice can art. 9/8/17 canned on date.

Sep 28, 2017
3.48 by sanitarium16 from New Jersey on Sep 11, 2017
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2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by dacrza1 from New Jersey

DATE: October 8, 2016... OCCASION: picked this up from the Oktoberfest street fair, just in time for a first--watching The Princess Bride with the boys... GLASSWARE: Paulaner 32 oz. dimpled mug... impressively thick, two-fingered head, bubbly and creamy... the body itself is amber, as perfect as the season itself... unfortunately, not much action in its effervescence... the aroma is slight caramel, earthiness, and bread malts that build a reasonable sensation... some phenol also that limits its appeal... sips at a smooth, medium-bodied palate... a bit flat... swift to the throat, as a fest should be... caramel, lemon, nut, wood, and base flavors make for a middling approach--not the more uniform approach expected in an Oktoberfest... not a memorable example of the style, but not an insult either... a drinkable lager that could support German fare--pretzels, schnitzel, etc.--but not one that will be sought as a stand-alone... still, I love the local breweries doing their thing, and Czig Meister hosted a great event this afternoon...

Oct 09, 2016
3.47 by acurtis from New Jersey on Sep 03, 2016
3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Sep 02, 2016
Oktoberfest from Czig Meister Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 23 ratings