Martinsbräu Märzen

amber beer in glass with swingtop bottle
Martinsbräu Märzen

Brewery: Martinsbräu
Town: Marktheidenfeld

Style: Märzen 5.4
Color: light amber

Head: ivory
, rocky, chiffon-like
Nose: toasted malt,
light grain, hint of spice
Body: full
Palate: richly malty, toasted malt, light spice, some roast
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, bittersweet

Served: from a bottle bought in Marktheidenfeld

Impression: A gorgeous pour with a lovely amber hue and chiffon like rocky ivory head. Toasted malt in both the nose and palate. There’s a hint of spice and roast. It’s fairly full-bodied as well. I initially thought the Laurenzi Festbier was this Märzen rebranded but this feels fuller and more richly malty despite being the same alcohol content. The lingering finish is a smidge stickier but it’s certainly well within the style and is pleasantly bittersweet. I don’t find it as quaffable as the similarly 5.4% Festbier but I’ve had quite a few beers in between so hard to be objective in comparing. It’s definitely a good example of the style and demonstrates the brewery’s range and commitment to traditional styles. Though not on tap at their pub, I saw a few women drinking it nonetheless.

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