Oktoberfest Märzen Lager
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery

Oktoberfest Märzen LagerOktoberfest Märzen Lager
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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
Vermont, United States
Ranked #35
Ranked #14,553
3.93 | pDev: 6.11%
Nov 20, 2023
Sep 29, 2016
A classic Bavarian style Märzen lager brewed with all German ingredients.
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Good, but not great. Fits the Marzen profile but comes up a bit subdued on the depth and flavor. A drinkable Marzen and i would have again but i look for just a bit more heartiness in my Marzens.
Nov 20, 2023
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz can from Vermont with a July 20, 2023 canning date stamped on the bottom, served in a Belgian snifter.
This marzen manages to be excellent despite a very weak aroma. I particularly like the malt dominated balance of hops and malts. Medium body with well set medium carbonation.
Nov 08, 2023
Rated: 4 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 22, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Oct 08, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Oct 01, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 oz can

pours a clear orange golden color, white head that eventually fades. aroma of lightly toasted bread and a little graininess. taste is similar but finishes with a decent hop bitterness to balance. thin to medium bodied, lively carbonation
Sep 26, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can poured into a dimpled mug.
Canned 8/17/23

Orange-amber pour with a two finger off-white head. The foam is fairly thick and reminds me of the head on a root beer float. The nose is strong malty bread with herbal hop aroma coming through later. Tasting less bready than the nose, opening malty and lightly sweet, a little tea-like with herbal and spicy hops closing. Bitterness is mild but quickly cancels any opening sweetness. Medium-weight mostly smooth body. A straight in pour left me with the impression of moderate carbonation. This drinks very fast. Better than your average American Marzen.
Sep 25, 2023
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Reviewed by dnoahg from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned on 8/10/23

Poured a hazy copper which clarified to transparent copper.

Has a smell that I can’t identify, but it’s like something I cannot put my finger on. Not bad, but not something I really like.

Taste is a different story. It’s has classic Oktoberfest maltiness, and low hopiness. What I really like about it is that it’s not overly sweet like a lot of American Marzens. It’s not really noticeably bitter, but there must be some to balance the sweetness.
Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by SpaethJam from New York

Sep 20, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Like a lot of lagers, this style doesn't get the high numbers. I'm always way over rDev, and could go even higher with this very enjoyable American Märzen. 4th can on 4 separate days, and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can dated 8/1/23.

Pours clear copper with a chill-haze and a half-inch head of white. Moderate retention and lacing. Biscuity malt in the nose with a hint of honey-drizzled brown bread. Medium bodied with a soft but crisp mouthfeel. Doughy malt on the palate with a substantial bitterness and a minerally backbone. Finishes dry and bitter with a dirty penny aftertaste.
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a small head of off-white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of a caramel and bready smell with light notes of toast and dough. Mixed with these smells comes notes of apple and pear as well as a touch of earth and some floral hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather clean brady and doughy flavor mixed with some caramel and toffee sweetness. At the same time there is a touch of nuttiness and a little bit of apple and pear. As the taste advances the flavors take on a touch more roastiness and graininess while the sweet and doughy flavors dwindle a tad. At the end, herb and earth join in, leaving one with a slightly more crisp (for a marzen) and rather clean taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel -The body of the brew is medium in thickness and creaminess with a rather moderate carbonation level, bot of which suit the flavor profile rather well, and both of which make for a very easy sipper.
Overall – A rather nice flavorful and super easy drinking Marzen. Quite nice!
Sep 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned on 8/1/23

Tall can. Pours a welcoming and warm shad of medium honey, amber, medium haze. Large and lasting khaki cap. Leaves heavier strands of sticky lacing on the glass.

Malty sniff, leads to some vanilla, honey and maple on the palate...pleasing O Fest/Marzen brew.
Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Sep 03, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2023
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a 16 oz pint glass from a can; born on 6/15/23. Pours light reddish brown with initial two fingers of head (slowly but surely recedes). Tastes of sweet caramel notes and slightly burnt malt. Good.
Aug 28, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

Aug 13, 2023
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This brew boasts an attactive orange color and a slight white head. There are sweet and toasty malt notes in the nose. It's medium-bodied and low in carbonation. Palate is on the sweet side with the subtlest (European?) hop notes in the finish. Some hop appears in the nose as the beer warms. Straightforward but good.
Jan 24, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Canned 8/25/22

I was listening to Malt Couture (DDB’s podcast) 2 weeks ago and this beer was featured. Everyone on the pod seemed to think it was pretty good, so I made a mental note to grab it if I saw it. Lo and behold, I found it a few days later by total accident. Let’s crack this open for the crisp fall night we’re having

Pours a cloudy brownish orange with 2 fingers of creamy off white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

In the nose this kinda leans a bit more into Festbier territory, it gives it a nice pop. I’m picking up on aromas of biscuity malt, herbal hops, wildflower honey, cracker, black pepper, and light orange zest

It leans a bit sweeter in taste, but it’s still very solid. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting wheat bread, toasted grain, floral hops, pear, sweet honey, and light pepper. The swallow brings notes of biscuity malt, wildflower honey, pear skin, floral hops, light toast, and toffee

A light medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a crisp beer with a nice sweetness. Finishes dry and very refreshing

This is solid stuff. Highly drinkable and not too sweet like some can be
Oct 20, 2022
Oktoberfest Märzen Lager from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 162 ratings