Oktoberfestbier (Marzenbier)

Authentic Oktoberfestbier is brewed only by the breweries within the city limits of Munich. All other beers brewed to emulate the original must be labeled Oktoberfest-style beer. Not brewed in the fall, these beers are actually an outgrowth of the strong spring brews, called March beers (or Märzen) that were put aside in ice-filled caves or cellars for summer consumption. The left-over Märzen was usually finished off... in Okotober. Well-aged, sometimes for three to four months, they are usually deep amber in color and have an alcohol content of 5 to 6.2%.

Other names: Marzen, Marzen-Oktoberfestbier, Marzenbier

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