Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style) | Summit Brewing Company

Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)
BA SCORE
48.1%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 675 ratings
Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,053
Reviews:
288
Ratings:
675
Liked:
325
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
12.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 675 |  Reviews: 288
Photo of Monsterbaitor
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ipeters1017
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 batch, from the bottle into a shaker pint. Pours a clear burnt orange with a thin head, minimal lacing down the glass. Smells strongly of malt with biscuit and earthy hop undertones. Taste is bready, strongly malted, with a hint of warming alcohol. This is a sweet, but not overly sweet beer. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Overall, a great lager that should only taste better as fall approaches.

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Photo of aemowgli
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kuges
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 d5001986
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dhannes
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.
L=Dark amber with a foamy head of about 1 inch.
S=Strong maltiness with a bit of mustiness.
T=A fair amount of maltiness, with a bit of sweetness and fruitiness.
F=A tad bitter, with a fair amount of body and carbonation.
O=Although I was a bit disappointed, this is a decent offering...try it if you like beers that are lighter and more bitter than a traditional märzen.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treycotton
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NodakEric
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 Beginner2
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm developing a theory about why so many Midwest second generation craft brewers (i.e. those that were had respectable products in the last century) have Marzens. The theory runs like this: if your initial market has enough German heritage (say 10% before the 1930s) mixed in and you have a decent recipe to start with, then overtime your Marzen is worth introducing every year and it gets better during the course of this 21st Century. Of course, this is just a theory that seems true... to me. What do you think ?

As for Summit, I'm not sure they started with a decent recipe; but, they are making it better. I remember having this over 5 years ago. The bottle I just Had now is better than in 2010... but that is based on my flawed memory.

Bottom-line: if you like the style, buy Summit's and try it. You may think it average (like me), but it is getting better and that alone is worth saying "Prost!"

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Photo of AuntBea
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright amber with a pillowy head of fluffy foam, drippy lacing all around a glass, and a lasting surface skim.
Aroma is lightly sweet with apple esters and nutty toasted malt notes.
Taste is fairly amped up, fully malty with some husky toasted bready notes and light apple esters.
Medium to light bodied, dry finish with a light bitterness and toasty aftertaste.
Overall not bad at all, a touch on the sweet side but fresh and tasty.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of razzberries
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style) from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 48.1% out of 100 with 675 ratings
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