Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style) | Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)
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Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

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Ratings: 677 |  Reviews: 288
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of stradtmann73
4.99/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best oktoberfest I've had since I was at the haubrahouse in Germany! Very little difference!

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Photo of Bighuge
4.82/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-rated on October 3, 2007:

I upped my ratings for appearance, aroma and taste. This is a top of the line Ofest. One of my favorite. Such a meaty flavor (not literally). Such a thick maltiness and great lager yeastiness. Very hearty. This and Staghorn are my 2 favorite bottled Ofests.

Crytal clear copper in color. Slight off-white head that has good retention. Fairly large grain, subdued malt and a slight yeastiness in the aroma. Really nice toasted malt taste. Yeast off-flavors (similar to their maibock?) acentuate nicely. Very clean tasting and very drinkable. The slightest hint of alcohol is actually present in this brew. This octoberfest is medium to full bodied and a very enjoyable brew. I only wish they hadn't canned their alt to introduce this beer last September.

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Photo of kristenrae8
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of matcris
4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A very clear copper/amber with a finger + of off white creamy head that lasts all the way down. Lots of tiny bubbles rising up the glass. The beer leaves a great looking thick lacing down the glass. The aroma is of toasted sweet malt, fresh cut grass, and honey or a floral note like jasmine. The flavor is lots of toasted biscuit, sweet caramel malt, lingering pleasant sweetness combined with a nice earthy/grassy hop note. That honey or floral note is there in the taste, and adds another layer of complexity. Feel is a little slick, medium body, with the finish drying things up, nicely, and good full carbonation. Overall, I think this is a pretty interesting take on the style and is more complex and layered than any other brew I've had in this classification. Very nice! I don't know how authentic this beer would be in a competition, but I thoroughly enjoyed this brew.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just got a 12 pack of this cold off the bottling line as a reward for judging beer all afternoon. L: this pours copper amber under a 2” rocky white foam collar. S: Rich bready, spicy aromas with fresh malted grain aromas like you get when standing next to a kiln when it just starts up. T: Layers of rich spicy malt flavors in all their splendor with spicy and earthy hop flavors and bitterness on the finish. F: Clean, creamy and smooth with a medium body and carbonation. O: Drink this with all things pork.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Czequershuus
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a light amber with a nice white head. The aromas of caramel, cotton candy, crackers, and roast vegetables rise of the beer. The flavor leads with a bubblegum like sweetness, tempered by a balanced fruity bitterness and cracker finish. The mouthfeel is rich but not overpoweringly so. This is an awesome oktoberfest, and while it stays within the tradition framework, it explores just enough to create and amazing flavor.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wonderful amber color with orange (bronze) hints. A mild sweet malt aroma that is very pleasant. Head is low and steady. Taste begins with sweet malt with some sharpness. Mellows from middle through finish with steady malt character. Mild alcohol flavor noticeable. Some dryness to finish, but relatively short. Medium mouthfeel.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Alemmer91
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jasonpossible
4.47/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Octoberfests seem to me to usually be in the 5.5% abv range. This one is 7.1 and tastes great! Yay Summit!

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Photo of bnes09
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper-colored, semi-transparent lager. Cream colored head settles to a gentle film and leaves some lacing.

Aroma is rich and inviting. Lots of toasty biscuit notes as well as caramel and mild alcohol.

Ultra rich flavor. Toasted bread grains, caramel and maple sweetness with some dried date notes. Mild pine needle hop to balance. Malty character overall which is quite complex.

Full bodied with a slick texture. Mild carbonation yet enough to excite the tongue. Alcohol provides the slightest hint of warmth.

Wow! For a marzen, this stuff is exceptional. The flavors are so complex and perfectly blended. Higher in alcohol than most examples of the style but who's complaining? Definitely a great beer to enjoy during the late fall months.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spineypanda
4.39/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After trying a few of the summit brews I can say that I really enjoy their creations.

This is probably one of my favorite Oktoberfest beers so far (I have a ways to go on trying them all). The color is nice, but a but a bit lighter than I expected, and the scent is sweet, which definitely catches my attention.

The flavor is nice and sweet as well, with a nice hop kick that makes this all the better.

Another Summit beer to give a thumbs up.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can purchased at John's Grocery in Iowa City, unknown brewing/canning date but bottom of the can read "EB 12/13/14," poured into my Snallygaster 2013 mug and drank over 30 minutes

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Photo of scratch69
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Clear copper color with with two fingers worth of cream colored head. Nice amount of lacing.

Smell- Sweet malt, biscuits, and caramel with a touch of hops.

Taste- Rich caramel malt flavor with notes of toasted bread and toffee. There is just a hint of some spices and hops toward the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a near perfect amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Overall- A very good beer. Samuel Adam's Oktoberfest used to be my go to Fall seasonal but this could replace it.

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