Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style) | Summit Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
667
Reviews:
287
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
83
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium, brown hue. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head. Very little carbonation. Fair, beer ring lacing.

S: Lots of caramel, fresh tea, and tobacco leaf.

T: Woody malt, butterscotch, and a little peat.

M: Earthy and a little sweet in the front. Pungent, peaty finish and aftertaste.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Fairly dark hue, slight head, and a fair amount of persistent lacing. Nose is sweet with tea and tobacco. Has something of a synthetic air to it. Woody, pungent, with a hint of sweet. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Original review 8-17-12: 12 oz bottle dated 2-July-12, best before 2-Jan-13.

A - Brilliantly clear deep red with moderate brightly colored head that falls quickly. Carbonation appears brisk. Very good lacing.

S - Medium to high german malts with some herbal character. A slight nutty note in the back of the nose on initial pour.

T - Many layers of malt. Bready, biscuity & toast notes with a very subtle background herbal hoppiness. Finish is dry.

M - Light to medium body with medium high carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O - Excellent example of the style.

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Update 8-1-13: 12 oz bottled on 27-Jun-13, best before 24-Dec-13. Poured into a Falstaff mug.

A - Brilliantly clear golden amber with creamy off-white head. Carbonation appears brisk.

S - Considerable toasty toffee mixed with cherry esters. Mild alcohol in the background.

T - Malty but not sweet. Moderate cherry esters in the mid. What a beautiful ending - the toasted bread, caramel and doughy malt flavors really shine in the finish.

M - Medium body with considerable carbonation. Carbonation on the high end, but it seems to help cleanse the palate rather than bite. Less sticky than last years batch.

OI - An excellent Marzen. Somewhat ale-like fruity esters were not apparent last year, and less noble hop character. Still an outstanding example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Pours out an auburn, amber and brown color, solid mild beige head that stands tall over 1". Great retention, nice looking lace.

Mild aroma of nutty honey grains. Lightly sweet.

Good toasted malt presence, average sweetness. Earthy and floral. Not bitter. Caramel toast. Pretty clean. In some ways it is fairly pedestrian, and in others, it is very true to style. You can pull some hop notes out of it if you look for them. A slight tinge of dark fruit note in the mouthfeel.

A little stronger in the alcohol department, but it isn't really all that noticeable. This is definitely made in the traditional sense outside of that aspect, lots of Germanic types in the upper midwest, this beer definitely has a following while I was in the area.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style) from Summit Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 667 ratings.
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