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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)5.303.667,38180
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.803.952,52390
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.903.562,51086
Paulaner Oktoberfest-MärzenPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.803.872,47488
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.5042,202100
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.603.721,93483
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.803.921,76895
Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Brewery5.503.691,69777
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.103.111,676-
Weihenstephaner OktoberfestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.803.71,517-
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.41,381-
The KaiserAvery Brewing Company9.303.841,31494
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.303.681,20591
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.603.741,18895
Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.803.371,11382
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.203.781,04787
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.253.951,03593
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.303.561,02180
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.503.58968-
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.004.03885-
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.453.3588581
Goose OktoberfestGoose Island Beer Co.6.403.7881-
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.003.479985
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.003.76749-
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.703.5974795
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.003.8170996
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.803.73664-
Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Brewing Company7.103.64661-
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.903.36625-
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Mahrs Bräu CollaborationSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.003.99549-
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.003.8554089
Dead Ringer OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company6.003.64539-
Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.403.4653585
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.003.64534-
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.703.66514-
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.503.58491-
Copper Legend OctoberfestJack's Abby Brewing5.703.846587
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.003.61453-
OktoberfestRevolution Brewing Company5.703.81437-
Stiegl GoldbräuStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.49383-
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.503.56376-
Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.7.503.9537497
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003.54373-
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803.67368-
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503.61343-
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503.6533685
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503.62327-
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503.45313-
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003.8131292
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703.4431082
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