Subcategory A: German-Style Maerzen

Color:
Pale to reddish-brown
Clarity:
Appearance should be clear. Chill haze should not be present.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Bready or biscuity malt aroma and flavor should be present. Sweet maltiness is medium-low to medium and leads to a muted clean hop bitterness. Malt flavors should be of light toast rather than strong caramel. Low level caramel character is acceptable.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Low with attributes typical of noble hop varieties
Fermentation Characteristics:
Fruity esters and diacetyl should not be present.
Body:
Medium
Alcohol by Volume:
5.10%-6.00%
IBU:
18-25
SRM Color:
4-15