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 - 51 to 100 (out of 1935) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Brewing5.003.6230082
OktoberfestSprecher Brewing Company6.003.76296-
Penn OktoberfestPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.7627989
Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerThomas Hooker Brewing Company5.703.9126996
Mad BishopDuClaw Brewing Company5.803.4265-
IndioCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.503.25265-
Point OktoberfestStevens Point Brewery5.153.49253-
Big Eddy Über-OktoberfestJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.57249-
Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Brewing Company5.503.72247-
Dominion Octoberfest!Old Dominion Brewing Company5.903.5724180
Duck-Rabbit MärzenThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery4.603.76220-
OktoberfestReal Ale Brewing Company5.703.59220-
Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) LagerAbita Brewing Co.5.403.47201-
Octoberfest LagerCentral Waters Brewing Co.5.503.53199-
OktoberfestLancaster Brewing Company5.203.53198-
DragonhosenBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub9.003.66190-
Maierfest LagerRogue Ales5.603.76186-
Josephs Brau OktoberfestTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.1118576
Atwater BlöktoberfestAtwater Brewery6.303.33178-
Gordon Biersch FestBierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.6117194
OktoberfestSanta Fe Brewing Company6.003.58167-
OktoberfestRahr & Sons Brewing Company7.503.19163-
Löwenbräu OktoberfestbierLöwenbräu AG6.003.5916392
OktoberfestUpland Brewing Company6.803.616181
MärzenbierWestbrook Brewing Co.6.003.58161-
KarbachtoberfestKarbach Brewing Co.5.503.62157-
Stoudt's FestStoudts Brewing Co.4.753.6215083
OktoberfestFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub6.503.78146-
Odell OktoberfestOdell Brewing Company6.103.8114086
Oktoberfest MärzenCigar City Brewing5.503.83137-
MecktoberfestThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery5.404.13137-
Live Oak OaktoberfestLive Oak Brewing Company5.803.89136-
Köstritzer OktoberfestKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.5.603.6413590
Weltenburger Kloster Anno 1050Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg5.503.7135-
MärzenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.603.8134-
OktoberfestLegend Brewing Co.5.403.77133-
OktoberfestHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.003.78129-
Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation5.503.11127-
OktoberfestPyramid Breweries, Inc.6.703.41126-
Saratoga LagerMendocino Brewing Company6.003.56123-
Millstream OktoberfestMillstream Brewing Company5.703.89120100
Voll DammDamm S. A.7.203.16118-
OctoberfestFree State Brewing Co.5.403.86116-
OktoberfestSun King Brewing Company5.753.77114-
Weissenohe Monk's FestKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus5.003.78113-
Altenmünster OktoberfestAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.55111-
Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen LagerCoastal Extreme Brewing Co.5.603.48109-
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest MarzenChristian Moerlein Brewing Company5.703.88109-
OktoberfestPort City Brewing5.503.88107-
Hop Harvest OktoberfestPeak Organic Brewing Company4.903.85107-
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