Beer of the Month: Märzen by Zauber Brewing

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Style:Oktoberfest

ABV:5.6%

Zauber's Märzen is an excellent primer for its German- and Belgian-style brews. The Märzen style is a medium-bodied and often light caramel-colored beer, similar to the autumnal Oktoberfest but brewed earlier in the year. True to style, Zauber's version leans toward a clean and subtle sweetness that emphasizes a very light, sugary caramel flavor with strawberry undertones. The lower alcohol, medium body and balanced character make it ideal for the traditional quaffing by the liter. -Nicholas Dekker