I was looking forward to trying Austria's Gösser Märzen. The can claimed that it was "Austria's Finest Beer" and being a fan of German beer, I figured Austrian beer had to be just as good. After drinking my first Gösser, I've decided not to judge the rest of the Austrian beer world with this underwhelming lager.
When I poured the beer, I noticed the nice gold colour and a nice level of carbonation that kept a residual head throughout most of the glass. While nice, the foam wasn't as fine or as thick as the Spanish beer Estrella Damm.
I found that Gösser Märzen had a mild flavour that wasn't anything special. Carolyn didn't like it because she thought it had a bitter aftertaste. I didn't notice that.
Brewed in Linz, Austria by Brauunion, Gösser Märzen comprises 70% of the brewery's production and is marketed simply as Gösser outside of the country by parent company Heineken.
I hope Gösser Märzen isn't "Austria's Finest Beer". I like it but I'm also a little indifferent to it. I give it 3 burps because there wasn't anything extraordinary about the lager. It just doesn't stand out.
Let me know your thoughts.
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