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
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.701103.87
Oktoberfest Festbier LagerNinkasi Brewing Company5.901103.65
Weltenburger Kloster Winter-TraumKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.201093.67
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.271063.53
OktoberfestBerghoff Brewery5.601043.19
Ok2berfestTwo Roads Brewing Company5.801033.69
Dinkelacker Oktoberfestbier MärzenDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG5.601023.57
AfterburnerMetropolitan Brewing5.501023.94
OktofestThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works6.00993.7
OachkatzlschwoafUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.40993.81
RocktoberfestRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.10973.62
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Brew Pub5.80963.63
Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestTyranena Brewing Company5.50963.63
CarverFullsteam Brewery5.50963.74
MarzenSudwerk Brewing Company5.30943.55
BaltijosUAB Švyturys - Utenos alus6.00913.53
OktoberfestMother's Brewing Company5.50903.68
Stegmaier OktoberfestLion Brewery, Inc.5.70893.48
Fat Head's OktoberfestFat Head's Brewery & Saloon5.70873.61
Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier5 Rabbit Cerveceria6.30843.75
Augustiner Bräu OktoberfestbierAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG6.00833.98
Night MärzenBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.50833.72
Thomas Creek OctoberfestThomas Creek Brewery6.00823.78
Sin City AmberSin City Brewing Co.5.70813.37
Special Edition - Oktoberfest LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.10783.58
Hofbräu OktoberfestHofbräuhaus Traunstein Josef Sailer KG6.30783.35
Ramstein OktoberfestHigh Point Brewing Company6.00774.05
Dark Horse OktoberfestDark Horse Brewing Company7.50743.71
Wolters Fest-BierHofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH5.00713.36
Autumn WindsGrey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island5.80713.63
Bayern Oktoberfest LagerBayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro6.00713.56
FestbierColumbus Brewing Company5.30703.67
Moat Octoberfest / MärzenMoat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.5.20693.85
Oktoberfest: GemutlichkeitWiseacre Brewing5.90693.93
Oktoberfest LagerOlde Hickory Brewery6.00683.64
Oktoberfest LagerHangar 24 Brewing5.70683.64
Saranac Dark-tober(fest)Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.00683.64
Horny Goat OktoberfestHorny Goat Brewing Co.6.00673.25
OktoberBeastAviator Brewing Company7.20673.72
SchadenfreudeParallel 49 Brewing Company5.00674
OktoberfestChurch Brew Works5.90663.73
Augtoberfest Fest BierFoolproof Brewing Company6.00653.57
Kipona FestAppalachian Brewing Company4.90653.56
Green Man HarvesterGreen Man Brewery6.00653.64
Hofbräu FestbierHofbräuhaus München6.30643.75
OktüberfestTired Hands Brewing Company5.50643.7
Oktoberfest BeerSusquehanna Brewing Company6.20633.33
Schönramer GoldPrivate Landbrauerei Schönram6.00623.76
Augustiner Bräu Märzen BierAugustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln4.60624.37
13.Five OfestBlue Mountain Brewery6.00593.57
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