Märzen / Oktoberfest

Before refrigeration, it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer due to the hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing ended with the coming of spring, and began again in the fall. Most were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’d keep. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.

The common Munich Oktoberfest beer served at Wies'n (the location at which Munich celebrates its Oktoberfest) contains roughly 5.0-6.0% alcohol by volume, is dark/copper in color, has a mild hop profile and is typically labeled as a Bavarian Märzenbier in style.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Samuel Adams OctoberfestBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.667,43080
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.952,55490
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,52786
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,49988
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.503.992,214100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.603.721,94283
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,78795
Brooklyn OktoberfestBrooklyn Brewery5.503.691,71177
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.111,690-
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.71,534-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.41,398-
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,21091
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,20895
Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.803.371,13382
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.781,05887
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.951,04193
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.561,03280
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58999-
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.03906-
Goose OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.7897-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3589581
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.480785
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.003.8176496
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5976195
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.76754-
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.73668-
Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Brewing Company7.103.64665-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.36638-
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Mahrs Bräu CollaborationSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.003.98614-
Dead Ringer OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company6.003.65556-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8554989
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.64538-
Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4653785
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.66532-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58496-
Copper Legend OctoberfestJack's Abby Brewing5.703.847187
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.62455-
OktoberfestRevolution Brewing5.703.83450-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.48388-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.57383-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.503.9538097
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.53377-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.67369-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.61350-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6533685
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.62330-
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4531582
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8131492
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.45313-
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6230482
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