5 German-style Märzen Homebrew Recipes

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marzen oktoberfest beer in tall glass

The name Märzen refers to the tradition of brewing this German-style lager beer in March and lagering it in cold caves during the summer. Sometimes, Marzens take on the familiar name Oktoberfest.

The following overall description of Märzen is from the 2021 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Style Guidelines:

An amber, malty German lager with a clean, rich, toasty, bready malt flavor, restrained bitterness, and a well-attenuated finish. The overall malt impression is soft, elegant, and complex, with a rich malty aftertaste that is
never cloying or heavy.

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