German Style Marzen

Name:
German-Style Märzen
Category:
European-germanic Lager
ABV:
5.3% – 5.9%
IBU:
18 – 25
SRM:
4 – 15
Original Gravity:
Varies
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.