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 Ratings > Score
Samuel Adams OctoberfestBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.307,6733.67
Ayinger Oktober Fest-MärzenPrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.802,6604.01
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-MärzenSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.902,6213.62
Paulaner Oktoberfest BierPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.802,5943.87
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.502,2844.05
FestbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.601,9883.67
Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest Amber MärzenHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.801,8673.95
Brooklyn OktoberfestBrooklyn Brewery5.501,7453.64
Leinenkugel's OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company5.101,7453.19
Weihenstephaner FestbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.801,6443.74
Hofbräu OktoberfestbierHofbräuhaus München6.301,4853.49
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Brewing Company6.601,2563.77
Harpoon Octoberfest BeerHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.301,2303.67
Shiner Märzen-Style OktoberfestSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.801,1803.36
Bell's Octoberfest BeerBell's Brewery, Inc.5.501,0913.63
Staghorn OctoberfestNew Glarus Brewing Company6.251,0863.95
Hoss Oktoberfest LagerGreat Divide Brewing Company6.201,0853.74
DogtoberfestFlying Dog Brewery5.301,0523.56
Goose Fest BierGoose Island Beer Co.5.709663.67
SurlyFestSurly Brewing Company6.009364.02
Yuengling OktoberfestYuengling Brewery5.459293.34
Beck's OktoberfestBrauerei Beck & Co.5.008113.39
Gordon Biersch MärzenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.707843.64
OaktoberfestFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.007833.75
Munsterfest3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.007663.78
Warsteiner Premium OktoberfestWarsteiner Brauerei5.906833.43
Bob's '47 OktoberfestBoulevard Brewing Co.5.806813.67
Summit Oktoberfest (Märzen Style)Summit Brewing Company7.106773.64
Dead Ringer OktoberfestBallast Point Brewing Company6.006333.69
Paulaner Oktoberfest WiesnPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG6.005823.86
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.705623.75
Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.605563.64
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Miltenberger CollaborationSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.105493.96
Saranac Our Octoberfest German Style LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.405463.46
Schlafly OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room5.505193.59
Copper Legend OctoberfestJack's Abby Brewing5.705163.76
OktoberfestRevolution Brewing5.705053.77
Oktober FestStoudts Brewing Co.5.004583.6
Blue Point OktoberfestBlue Point Brewing Company5.504063.52
OktoberFishFlying Fish Brewing Company6.003983.5
Berkshire Life On MärzenBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.6.803943.95
OktoberfestSly Fox Brewing Company5.803793.65
Schell's OktoberfestAugust Schell Brewing Company5.503653.64
Narragansett FestNarragansett Brewing Co.5.503433.63
OktoberfestCapital Brewery5.503423.61
Oktoberfest Lager BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.703263.46
BarktoberfestThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.003243.82
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003143.62
Dundee OktoberfestGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.503143.38
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003113.75
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