Here's an Oktoberfest from one of only six breweries allowed to serve a marzen in Munich during Oktoberfest.
Look-deep amber you'd expect from marzen. Very little head.
Smell-Bready with some barley aroma
Taste-Very bready in the taste. Malts and barley also present.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied in the mouth but has a light (almost watery) finish.
Drinkability- not as rich in flavor as other marzens I've had this season but very clean and light. Good but not great due to a bit of a watery taste.
When Ludwig I, the Crown Prince of Bavaria, was to celebrate his wedding in Munich in 1810, he decided it was an occasion for all of Bavaria to celebrate. He commissioned Mr. Josef Pschorr, then the brewmaster of the Hacker-Pschorr brewery, among other Munich brewers, to develop special brews to commemorate the occasion.
Subsequent annual celebrations evolved into the city of Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest, which is attended by over 6 million people each year, who in 2011 consumed over 6 million liters of beer. By Munich law, only the six breweries within the city limits of Munich are invited to serve their beer at Oktoberfest. Hacker-Pschorr is one of the six, as is its sister brand, Paulaner. Today’s event is held on land donated by Mr. Josef Pschorr