Alpenkönig Gold Märzen
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German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #445
Ranked #42,128
3.54 | pDev: 9.32%
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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 2.50 (Including tax)/500 mL can ($0.148/oz) from Costco, Schertz, TX. Part of the Costco 2019 Advent Calendar. Reviewed 11/02/19.
Can dated “EXP 05/2021”. Stored on the shelf at the store, stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried 0.5L stein.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Gold, clear.
Body – Gold, clear.
Head – Large (Maximum 9 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, high density, average retention, diminishing to a fifteen mm crown and a dense complete cap.
Lacing – Good. Wide three-dimensional bands of extremely tiny bubbles with short stalactites.
Aroma – 3.5 – Toasted malt.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins slightly sweet with very light malt flavor. Very weak hops. Ends with a slight metallic taste, only noticeable on the first swallow; otherwise it ends a bit malty. No alcohol (5.3 % ABV as marked on the can) flavor or aroma, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, almost creamy, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5. A decent marzen, good looking and not bad in the taste or aroma departments either. I’ve had worse at a higher price point.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.45/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25


Metallic, bready, thick. Pale malts. Finishes oversweet.

A lousy attempt at a Märzen. Attenuation is way off the mark.

Drinkable but unlikable. A rather bad German attempt at the style.


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

Appearance: Moderate light golden orange body, crowned by a small, dense, and persistent snow-white head. Thick, Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls. There are numerous streams of minute, fast-rising bubbles.

Aroma: Pronounced aroma of white bread, light caramel, and a slight spiciness. Modest floral hops present, as well.

Taste: Opens with moderately sweet notes of light caramel, and a mild herbal bitterness. As the taste progresses, the white bread and light caramel notes ascend, with a backdrop of mild bitterness. Finishes with a very mild, lingering herbal bitterness. There is a faint metallic note in the undercurrent of the taste, which lingers on, past its end.

Mouth feel: Full, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A decent and drinkable example, worth a try.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml, 16.9 ounce steel can, served in a standard Pilsener glass. Expiration date on the bottom of the can is 03/2019. Beer number seven (December 7th) from the 2017 Costco Advent Beer Calendar.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Day 7 Advent. 500mL can poured into a pint glass. Clear gold with active carbonation with a two finger fluffy white head. The aroma is not very present, Spaten light I think covers it. Pale malts and mild grains dominate the taste. Pretty straight ahead, not much depth or complexity. Carbonation is medium to medium low, with a slightly creamy then drying feel. Goes down fast.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: golden body, creamy head

A: malt

F: creamy thin to medium and mildly hoppy

T: creamy, grassy malt

O: not bad but prefer Hofbrau or Sierra Nevada's 2017's spin on the style

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Photo of Harrison8
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly foggy straw with 2 fingers of head. Fair head retention with no lacing left behind. Aroma is wheat, yeast, and pale malts. Flavor profile is pale and biscuit malts, with wheat and yeast in the background. Mouth feel is medium, with a nondescript texture. Overall, a fine Marzen. It isn't overly constructed, just a simplistic brew.

Served in a 12oz shifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From Costco. In Teku glass. Browsing Boxbeers. Nice and clean maltyness, with a great feel. crushable. Improves as warms up, dissapearing the odd notes im finding in this brewery's beers

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Photo of Buck89
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Exp date 3/2019, out of the Costco Advent box. A crystal-clear golden color with a frothy and large bright white head. Great foam retention. Bready smell with some floral hops. Decent bready taste with some faint caramel. moderate bitterness with some floral tones but a bit muddled. Also a slightly metallic aftertaste. Overall a nice beer but not in the league of other well-known Marzens.

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Photo of josephandbrown
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This Märzen poured with a small and short-lived head. It has left nice lacing on the glass as I have drank it, though the lacing is a bit spotty in places (of course, this could mean my glass isn't quite as clean as I thought it was). It is very clear, with a deep gold color- 6 or so on the SRM scale. It is a pretty beer.

Though the major smell I get is the wet grain smell I find typical of lagers, there is something unique about it. I haven't been able to place it at all; in fact, I seem to smell less of this beer as it warmed. I poured a little extra from the can dead in the center to achieve a bigger head, and the smell is an almost yeasty bread. The yeast scent is certainly out of character for a lager; perhaps I am misplacing some other aspect of bread?

On the swallow, I get an immediate sweetness that is just barely balanced by bitterness as the beer goes down. There is a notable grain flavor, particularly after the beer had warmed some. Like a lot of the beers from this pack, I get some toffee notes in the middle of everything else.

Overall, a tasty Märzen, maybe my favorite from the box. I do kind of hope I'm done with style for now, though.

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Photo of txmilligan
2.97/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured up as a sparkling clear copper color, no sedimentation to speak of, with a well developed dirty ecru head. Nothing all that noticeable in the aroma. Nice flavor with a tiny hint of bitter, with the malt flavor coming in subtly. Smooth in the mouth. Good beer.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass from the can.

Appearance: Deep gold color with medium bubbles to the body creating an off-white head rising just a notch or so above a finger's length.

Smell: Citrus hops, light and. It the most appealing of scents but then again most marzens aren't going to blow your mind away.

Taste: Sweet hops which feels a bit like pink grapefruit minus the bitterness.

Mouth: Soothing beer which might come off as a thirst quencher. Malt finish at the end which lets the beer feel almost creamy as far as after-taste.

Overall: Descent brew which came from my beer advent calendar, definitely a must grab if your marzens are your poison. Salud!

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a clear medium amber with a nice off-white head. Malt in the nose. The mouth revels in the malty flavor, with a small carbon dioxide bite. Yum!

From the Costco Beer Advent Calendar. 2017 = again! 2018 = again!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml can, day 4 of the 2015 Costco Beer Advent Calendar - more mountain beer from Germany, this time from the king!

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly ecru head, which leaves some nice layered paint swath lace around the glass as it slowly blows off.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready pale and caramel malt, a twinge of charred biscuits, real vanilla, stewed apples, and a rather laid-back earthy, leafy, and herbal hoppiness. The taste is grainy, bready, and doughy caramel malt, apple and pear tarts, a further toasted biscuity thing, and adequately bitter leafy, grassy, and weedy noble hops.

The carbonation is rather full and robust in its buoying frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with nothing really existing here to make any sort of fuss - Teutonic orderliness, and all that. It finishes well off-dry, the malt still the big star, while the fruity and hoppy notes retreat, regroup, and rearm to fight another day.

While lacking some of the subtleties of its more renowned fellow Bavarian producers, this version comes off as worthy in its own right. Sweet, sure, but moderated well enough by a smidge of smoke and the attendant hops, and with only a wee uptick in the ABV. I would have no problem putting this stuff back amongst wurst, dirndls, and oom-pah music anywhere.

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Photo of chinchill
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can stamped on the bottom of the can with a production date of July 2015 and a EXP(iration) date of Sept. 2016.

This is true to style. Moderately malty and more malty that hoppy until the aftertaste. Lightly sweet up front with a very mildly bitter aftertaste. Hints of caramel, vanilla and faint spices. Dominated by a rich baked bread flavor.

Appearance: attractive, deep amber body topped by a durable white head that leaves sheets of lacing.

Medium body and medium+ carbonation.

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