German-Style Märzen

Lager - Germany

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.3 - 5.9%
  • IBU: 18 - 25
  • Color:   4 -   15 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.500 - 1.060
  • Final Gravity: 1.012 - 1.020

Märzens are characterized by a medium body and broad range of color. They can range from golden to reddish orange. Sweet maltiness should dominate slightly over a clean hop bitterness. Malt character should be light -toasted rather than strongly caramel (though a low level of light caramel character is acceptable). Bread or biscuit -like malt character is acceptable in aroma and flavor. Hop aroma and flavor should be low but notable. Ale -like fruity esters should not be perceived. Diacetyl and chill haze should not be perceived.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.