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Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style) | Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)
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3.64/5
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677 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:
#34,940
Reviews:
288
Ratings:
677
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served an orange-amber color with a small but persistent white head. Over time the head slowly fades, leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is light overall, but has notes of caramel sweetness and a bit of a roasted smell. Other than that there is a very light smell of some lighter fruits.

Taste – The taste begins sweet and maintains that profile throughout the taste. Upfront there is a good deal of caramel sweetness with a small amount of a roasted malt taste. As the flavor advances the a bready flavor increases with some spice joining the flavor as well. While the caramel remains the same strength throughout, the overall sweetness is augmented as the taste moves to the end as flavors of some apple and pear as well as some flavors of brown sugar come to the tongue. In the end a little bit of a herbal flavor combines with the rest, with the mix of flavors leaving a quite sweet, but overall rather pleasant and slightly roasted and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is rather average overall. Both are quite appropriate for the style and suit well the sweet, roasted/malty and spiced flavors of the brew.

Overall – An Oktoberfest that is on the slightly sweeter side with not much hop influence, but a nice easy drinking feel overall. A pleasant and easy drinker.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style) from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 677 ratings
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