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Trying 3 Different Burlington-Area Märzens

Have you heard? Fall is here. Actually, at the time of writing this it seems we’ve already moved on to winter here in Vermont.

But during a recent weekend, with a crisp chill in the air, we set out to try some of Burlington’s falliest beer. We were hunting for one particular style: the Märzen.

According to the BJCP style guidelines, märzen is “[a]n elegant, malty German amber lager with a clean, rich, toasty and bready malt flavor, restrained bitterness, and a dry finish that encourages another drink.”

But on this day, we didn’t set out to find the “ideal” märzen. We set out to gather a few of the ones that were immediately available from Burlington-area breweries and see which one we liked the best with our very subjective opinions and limited knowledge.

Now, meet our contenders, photographed in an attempt to be fancy and festive:

Queen City

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Goodwater

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Switchback

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Yes, these are all different serving styles. No, we didn’t care. And yes, Four Quarters has a märzen, but I mean come on,

Source: Vermont on Tap

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