Mönchshof’s Märzen (5.5%) is a beer that does exactly what a Marzen should, malt forward, it’s all about honey and candy canes, brown bread and a hint of pumpernickel.
There’s also some dark treacle going on, while the edges are sharpened by the light slap of green herbal hops.
And with that as a marker, BrewChap’s Leb’ Wohl (5.8%) is Ian’s take on the Märzen style and it’s really good.
The malting is a little darker here, some rum and raisin chocolate alongside the honey, candy canes and brown bread.
There’s a good hit of green herbal hops brightening up the finish.
Source: Brewchap Brewing Concern