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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Style Examples - 2051 to 2083 (out of 2083) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Otto's OktoberfestBig Thompson Brewery5.50-0-
LTD Oktoberfest '15LTD Brewing Co. ? -0-
OktoberfestLassen Ale Works ? -0-
Pomona FestbierHomage Brewing5.70-0-
Raunchy RauchMoccasin Bend Brewing Co.5.40-0-
Saalfelder JubiläumsbierBürgerliches Brauhaus Saalfeld GmbH5.60-0-
Stella MarzenAl Ahram Beverages Company6.50-0-
Watzkes MärzenBall- und Brauhaus Watzke5.40-0-
Förster MärzenGampertbräu Gebr. Gampert GmbH & Co. KG5.50-0-
Oompah, Not PolkaRound Guys Brewing Company5.70-0-
MärzenSutter Buttes Brewing5.40-0-
BeerZelis Fest NyefiltrovannoyeBeerZelis ? -0-
MarzenCanteen Brewhouse5.60-0-
Der ZugRoundhouse Brewery5.30-0-
MarcoweMinibrowar Restauracja Spiz6.50-0-
Fest AlePueblo Vida Brewing Company6.75-0-
Watzkes FestbierBall- und Brauhaus Watzke5.40-0-
OktoberfestivaYesterYears Brewery5.20-0-
Volks Brau Oktoberfest AleFlatrock Brewing Company ? -0-
OktoberfestStilt House Brewery5.40-0-
Altenmünster MarzenAllgäuer Brauhaus AG ? -0-
HoptoberfestApocalypse Brew Works5.20-0-
PumptoberfestBeach Haus Brewery7.00-0-
O'fest '14City Steam Brewery Café5.60-0-
Caramel ÜmlautStrangeways Brewing7.00-0-
Tavern OktoberfestTavern Brewery5.50-0-
Springboard MarzenOld Rock Brewery ? -0-
OktoberfestCollege Street Brewhouse & Pub5.40-0-
Oktoberfest/MarzenLodi Beer Company ? -0-
OktoberfestThe Fin City Brewing Co.6.00-0-
OktoberfestManayunk Brewery and Restaurant6.20-0-
Fest-MarzenKichesippi Beer Co.5.60-0-
OktoberfestGoldhorn Brewery6.00-0-
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