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Oktoberfest Märzen Lager | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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3.88/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States
zerogravitybeer.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,484
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
31
pDev:
5.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of BubbleBobble
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMcGrath
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has stronger flavors of toasted malts with notes of yeast and hints of bready malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't nearly seem as malty compared to other beers in the style but is easier to drink.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Daveshek28
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8/27/18
Pours a nice frothy foamy 1 finger head nice retention and lacing, clear honey tan color

Nose good malt, mild straw and toasted grains, soft lager and hint of grassy hop, faint fruity lager

Taste juicy soft lager, little fruity lager note and maybe even layered decoction mash, nice toasted grain straw lager malt, a touch biscuity sweet malt, mild grassy hop, dry finish not quite as crisp as I expected

Mouth is med to lighter bod, soft lager, decent carb

Overall pretty nice, one of the best American made marzens I've ever had probably

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Photo of cbutova
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- A deep orange-amber red pour from the can into a tulip glass with a massive creamy white head. The cap ascends to about an inch high with very good retention. A few thin sheets and stripes of lace.

S- Lager yeast and browned/toasted malts. The aroma suggests a medium sweetness with toasty, caramel, raisin, pear ester, and bready notes. Prominent yeast backing, hard to describe besides authentic German yeast hints.

T- For whatever reason things don't jump out as distinctly as in the aroma but for the most part it is about the malts and the yeast. The yeast is very fruity here and I don't find that in most great Oktoberfests as pear and apple are rather prominent. The hops pick up with some spicy and earthy notes that balance with the doughy, bready and toasty malts. Medium sweetness.

MF- Low-medium carbonation in the moderate body. The texture is just a touch frothy and foamy and it doesn't feel as full as many Marzen brews. Light bittersweet finish.

A decent attempt at an Oktoberfest on the malt side but the yeast is just too fruity and prominent compared to the great examples of this style.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear with a light amber color. Good starting head which leaves anymore webby lace on the glass.

Sweet melon aroma. There's a touch of cardboard and raw grain behind the mildly toasted pale malt.

Creamy body which is exentuated by the low carbonation. I get more berry than melon in the taste. There's a bit of cream to the flavor as well. No notable hop. Short aftertaste.

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Photo of tigg924
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, orange-brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is bread, dark grain, and honey. Light bodied, moderate carbonation and sweet. Tasty domestic example of the style. I prefer German version, but this makes for a solid light lager.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a Guinness pint glass, 8/28/18. Mostly clear amber orange with a slight haze, a half finger head that moves to a thin lace almost immediately. Malts, bread-ieness, toasted grains on the nose. The taste is right line, with some sweetness and nut like flavors on the finish. Medium low carbonation, some touches of sharpness on the finish, but never overbearing and enough heft to keep it from being watery. Overall, in the ones I have tried, this sits somewhere in the above medium range, and absolutely worth a try. Will disappear fast from your glass.

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Photo of jsouza
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lift_PocketBeer
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MAbrew88
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Pitted linen over copper. 4
Deep bready malts with spice and flint. 4
Dough, toast crust and honey, then Noble kick with some cedar. 4
Low carb, round, halfway to medium. 3.75

A couple of layers to the malts and good hops. But flat, mostly, which undermines the life of it. Balanced, old school (as in, pre-1990) Oktoberfest, but should be more festive. 3.75

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a brilliantly clear light amber, with a very small head, and not much lacing.

This one smells like fruity lager yeast, crisp spicy hops, slight caramel, and bready malt.

This is definitely a fine execution of the style. It's got a nice crispness to it, with slight grassy and spicy hops, lots of fruity lager yeast, and sweet bready malt. Zero Gravity definitely seems to know how to nail lagers.

This is light bodied, crisp and very clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is quite excellent, and it comes highly recommended.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear deep golden color with a light copper hue. The head is two fingers, dense yet cream and bright white. Retention is below average and there are many spots and chunks of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is sweet and grainy with some toasted bread and spicy hops.

Taste is excellent. The grassy and spicy hops are a great balance to the toasted bready malts. The sweetness from the smell is barely noticeable in the taste which is what I prefer.

Feel is light and smooth. Could use a bit more carbonation, but it is not offensively low by any means.

Overall a very good beer. One of the best tasting Octoberfests that I've had. If the smell was less grainy and there was a bit more carbonation this beer would be world class in my opinion.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oktoberfest Märzen Lager from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 31 ratings