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COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works
Okotberfest Märzen Lager

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.6%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

COOP Ale Works
Okotberfest Märzen Lager

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.6%
Dark copper color. Aromas of roast peach and freshly baked italian loaf with a velvety, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-long thyme and sage stuffing, grass clippings, red apple, roasty malt, and Demi-Glace finish. An excellent Märzen with great malty flavor to complement autumn.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Malty
Aroma Aroma: roast peach and freshly baked Italian loaf
Taste Flavor: thyme and sage stuffing, grass clippings, red apple, roasty malt, and Demi-Glace
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An excellent Märzen with great malty flavor to complement autumn.

The Producer

Coop Ale Works

The Producer
4745 Council Heights Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
USA
1 405-842-2667

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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