Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style) | Summit Brewing Company

Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)
BA SCORE
3.64/5
676 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:
#34,426
Reviews:
288
Ratings:
676
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
88
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 676 |  Reviews: 288
Photo of dannycohen62
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of KonigObHops
2.74/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

The beer poured a clear dark copper color with a white head that was about two finger widths thick. There was ample lacing.

The aroma was a combination of earthiness and some sweet hoppy tones.

The beer begins sweet. There is a biscuity flavor briefly present in the middle, but the finish dominates with what almost seems like an apple flavor.

The carbonation on this beer is rather high.

This was an interesting beer overall, but I would not call it an Oktoberfest. I liked this beer, but don't get it if you are looking for a true Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of umustdrink
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look - Medium orange color, transparent. Beige head, hangs on as a film.

Smell - Light, grainy sweet, burnt caramel. There's an "airyness" to it, like a very mild alcohol.

Taste - Some sweet bitterness up front, sweet and bready. Lightly caramely. Flavorful in the finish, dark bready and caramely.

Feel - Very dry, medium carbonation.

Overall - You can tell this has some alcohol strength to it, which I suppose is appropriate for a Märzen style.

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Photo of CraigP83
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, light Amber, 1 finger off white head. Sweet bready smelling, slightly tinny, crisp hops. Sweet caramel, can the ethanol. Drinkable I love 12oz can format + price

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of djchrismac
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SPD656
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakemn91
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chritty13
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of craigbelly
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tallen1984
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My main man Nick K. dug these beers. I thought they looked pretty, all that amber flowing around and giving substantial head. Gives some mild grain and honey aroma.

The malt is toasted the right amount, earthy. Caramel. Clean. ABV is up. This is pretty much one of the better beers in a style I don't usually jive with, but you gotta admit when a beer is pretty much exactly what they were probably shooting for.

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

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 tone77
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

WTF is this? A bottled beer courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler? Unthinkable. But true. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden/copper color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, some sweet caramel. Taste is caramel malts, sweet and bready, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have been winnowing through the backlog of beer here at Chez Woody, eschewing hoppy IPAs & DIPAs for everything else that seems to get short shrift. I have several Oktoberfest/Marzens lined up for this evening.

I had to fight a little bit with the cap, but when it Pop!ped off, I was happy to begin a heavy-handed pour. I got two fingers of foamy, rocky, light-tan head for my efforts. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a robust maltiness, not cloyingly sweet, but assertive with regard to its maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste had a sweetness that hovered between bready and maple syrupy. This would be the sweet spot for me from the style since I really dislike sweet and especially overly sweet. Warming, I began to taste a pleasant nuttiness beginning to assert itself, kind of an almond/pecan flavor. The finish was semi-sweet, again, just right for the likes of me. I really dislike malt bombs and this managed to keep its sweetness in check. Well done, sirs!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i dig this on a whole number of levels. as good as any beer i have had from these guys. for one, its much stronger than the industry (or traditional) standard for the style. i suppose that come this time of year way up in minnesota, there is snow on the ground as often as there isnt, so a big burly body and abv on this style make a lot of sense. the flavor resulting from the increased grain is tremendous, its autumnal for sure, german, sweet, rustic. notes of honey and raisin, bready lager yeast, and something i cant quite place, sort of rye-esque spice in the middle there, but i dont know what from. notes of red apple and apple cider too. sweet like that. the hops seem backed off a little bit, the beer is grain driven and on the sweet side all the way through. all the body is really awesome, and the smoothness and creaminess are uncommon in the style. this is a style, especially for american brewers, thats almost like, if youve had one, youve had them all, but thankfully this is a bold statement in a unique direction, and its almost like an imperial octoberfest. creative and well put together, i would buy this again. drinking it by the pint will catch up to you though, trust me...

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style) from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 676 ratings
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