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 - 101 to 150 (out of 1922) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Lager TownHalf Acre Beer Company6.003.84105-
Hop Harvest OktoberfestPeak Organic Brewing Company4.903.86105-
FranzRhinegeist Brewery5.403.6104-
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Brewing Company5.003.5110487
Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Brewery5.273.5210184
OktofestThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works6.003.8195-
RocktoberfestRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.103.6593-
Oktoberfest Festbier LagerNinkasi Brewing Company5.903.7192-
Mill Street Oktoberfest LagerMill Street Brew Pub5.803.669090
MarzenSudwerk Brewing Company5.303.5289-
BaltijosUAB Švyturys - Utenos alus6.003.5588-
Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestTyranena Brewing Company5.503.6387-
CarverFullsteam Brewery5.503.6685-
Stegmaier OktoberfestLion Brewery, Inc.5.703.5583-
Night MärzenBeau's All Natural Brewing Company5.503.78285
AfterburnerMetropolitan Brewing5.503.8782-
Fat Head's OktoberfestFat Head's Brewery & Saloon5.703.6682-
Thomas Creek OctoberfestThomas Creek Brewery6.003.7980-
Special Edition - Oktoberfest LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.103.5978-
Old SchoolMother's Brewing Company5.504.0178-
Sin City AmberSin City Brewing Co.5.703.3877-
Dinkelacker Oktoberfestbier MärzenDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG5.603.6876-
Ramstein OktoberfestHigh Point Brewing Company6.004.0976-
Augustiner Bräu OktoberfestbierAugustiner-Bräu Wagner KG6.003.8574-
Hofbräu OktoberfestHofbräuhaus Traunstein Josef Sailer KG6.303.0674-
Wolters Fest-BierHofbrauhaus Wolters GmbH5.003.357179
Von Trapp Oktoberfestvon Trapp Brewing5.603.896989
Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier5 Rabbit Cerveceria6.303.9369-
Saranac Dark-tober(fest)Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.768-
Horny Goat OktoberfestHorny Goat Brewing Co.6.002.9666-
OktoberBeastAviator Brewing Company7.203.7266-
Oktoberfest LagerHangar 24 Brewery5.703.6265-
Kipona FestAppalachian Brewing Company4.903.6364-
Moat Octoberfest / MärzenMoat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.5.203.816490
Oktoberfest LagerOlde Hickory Brewery6.003.656390
Autumn WindsGrey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island5.803.762-
Bayern Oktoberfest LagerBayern Brewing, Inc.6.003.5762-
OachkatzlschwoafUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.403.8662-
OktoberfestChurch Brew Works5.903.8161-
OktüberfestTired Hands Brewing Company5.503.7859-
Hofbräu FestbierHofbräuhaus München6.303.7358-
Nils Oscar Kalasölthe Nils Oscar Company5.203.6458-
Columbus FestbierColumbus Brewing Company5.303.6357-
Augtoberfest Fest BierFoolproof Brewing Company6.003.6557-
Schönramer GoldPrivate Landbrauerei Schönram6.003.757-
Augustiner Bräu Märzen BierAugustiner Bräu - Kloster Mülln4.604.3757-
Green Man HarvesterGreen Man Brewery6.003.6956-
ZeltbierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown6.203.8154-
SchadenfreudeParallel 49 Brewing Company5.003.9954-
TuberfestLagunitas Brewing Company7.503.6853-
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