Oktoberfest | Czig Meister Brewing Company

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Czig Meister Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of toast9
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of Philcassella
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobier10
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of thebeers
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of sanitarium16
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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...

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Photo of acurtis
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oktoberfest from Czig Meister Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 16 ratings