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Ahnapee Brewery

Ahnapee Brewery
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Ahnapee Brewery
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Amber color. Attractive aromas of flint, dried pineapple, roasted pear, and honeycomb with a velvety, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a seamless, involved, medium-long apricot, crisp bread, whipped roasted veggie spread, and fresh malt finish. A frothy, nuanced Märzen to love this autumn.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Malty
Aroma Aroma: flint, dried pineapple, roasted pear, and honeycomb
Taste Flavor: apricot, crisp bread, whipped roasted veggie spread, and fresh malt
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pork With Grilled Peaches, Roasted Chicken, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A frothy, nuanced Märzen to love this autumn.

The Producer

Ahnapee Brewery

The Producer
105 Navarino St.
Algoma, WI 54201
USA
1 920-785-0822

Marzen-Octoberfest

Märzen beers are gold to dark amber in color and range from 5-6.5% in alcohol. These beers are characterized by a fuller-body, sweet toasted and toffee malt flavors and subtle hop character. These beers are malt-forward with flavors and aromas derived from Munich and Vienna malts. Closely related to the Vienna style, märzen-style lagers were originally brewed by Bavarian brewers in March to last through the fall. First officially introduced by Spaten Brewery at the 1841 Oktoberfest, märzen style beers have been linked to this celebration ever since. With only a few select breweries legally permitted to use the term Oktoberfest in Germany, the term “Octoberfest” has been adopted by US craft brewers for märzen style seasonal releases that coincide with the German festival. Noteworthy examples of this style included: Capital Oktoberfest, Great Lake Octoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest and Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen.

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