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Argus Brewery

Argus Brewery
Argus Lager

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Argus Brewery
Argus Lager

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Copper color. Fruity aromas of melon, bergamot, and papaya with a glycerous, crisp, spritzy, fruity light body and a warming, medium-length pineapple husk and roasted nuts finish. An estery Marzen that offers a fruity/floral take on the style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: melon, bergamot, and papaya
Taste Flavor: pineapple husk and roasted nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Roasted Chicken, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An estery Marzen that offers a fruity/floral take on the style.

The Producer

Argus Brewery

The Producer
11314 S. Front Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
USA
1 773-941-4050

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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