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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 > Ratings Score
Imperial Hunt For Red Oktoberfest Books & Brews10.3014.07
Imperial OctoberfestBell's Brewery, Inc.10.0024.28
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.002043.68
Local's Stash Imperial Marzen LagerCrazy Mountain Brewing Company8.9014.55
Autumn GoldBlacklist Artisan Ales8.5000
Big Dam Horn O'PlentyStone's Throw Brewing8.5033.58
AltoberfestElement Brewing Company8.35514.13
Cave Dweller MarzenBarley John's Brewing Company8.0023.77
Kaiser Fest Imperial OktoberfestJohn S. Rhodell Brewery8.0014
OctoberfestSick N Twisted Brewing Co.8.0023.5
Smuttlabs MärzenSmuttynose Brewing Company8.0023.78
Imperial OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company8.0083.25
Cave DwellerBarley John's Brew Pub8.0053.96
Sundown450 North Brewing Company8.0024.02
Schlafly Imperial OktoberfestThe Schlafly Tap Room8.0094.11
Fisherman's OktoberfestCape Ann Brewing Company8.0023.75
Auslander FestbierNew District Brewing Company8.0000
ÜberschallGravity Brewing8.0012.86
Hansel And KettleThree Notch'd Brewing Company8.00163.49
Weather BeaconConfluence Brewing Company7.9000
Luther's RoseEarth Bread + Brewery7.8033.58
Erie OktoberfestErie Brewing Co.7.80253.64
Atom SmasherTwo Brothers Brewing Company7.705613.75
Marzen / OktoberfestAquaBrew7.6013.25
Maple Marzen BockCastle Danger Brewery7.6053.82
AmerifestAftershock Brewing Co.7.6023.64
BravaConsorcio Cervecero De Baja California ( La Taberna TJ )7.5023.23
TuberfestLagunitas Brewing Company7.503053.7
Winter's Soldier MarzenBarrage Brewing Company7.5033.63
Dark Horse OktoberfestDark Horse Brewing Company7.50733.71
Fest MarzenSudwerk Brewing Company7.50223.91
Spencer Trappist Festive LagerThe Spencer Brewery7.50233.82
Three Sheets LagerLarboard Beer Company7.5043.98
The StiglitzWynwood Brewing Company7.5093.93
OctoweisserDecatur Brew Works7.5014.56
Spencer Trappist Festive Lager (Tequila Oak Barrel Aged)The Spencer Brewery7.5014.31
OctoberfestSwamp Rabbit Brewery & Tap Room7.5023.91
Mesquite Smoke BocktoberfestCrow Peak Brewing7.4023.64
Blitzkrieg Imperial OktoberfestRiver City Brewing Co.7.4023.86
Blue Hills Marzen Spring LagerBlue Hills Brewery7.40103.09
Fest BeerElk Brewing7.3023.93
OktoberfestWasserhund Brewing Company7.3014
Oktoberfest Froggy Style LagerHoppin' Frog Brewery7.30483.83
AlpenglowSound to Summit Brewing7.3000
Bread MonsterFree Will Brewing Co.7.30173.45
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.201293.27
OktoberfestUrban Harvest Brewing Company7.2000
MarcoweBrowar Kormoran7.2014.29
Oktoberfest LagerFive Seasons Prado7.2000
Daura MärzenDamm S. A.7.20403.39
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