Full Review
Capital Brewery

Capital Brewery
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

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

Capital Brewery
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Medium brilliant deep amber color. Lively, yeasty, sweet nutty savory aromas and flavors of caramel nut fudge, mocha cream, and orange marmalade on rye with a soft, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length watercress, lemon scone, radish spouts, and chocolate soufflé finish. A wonderful zesty, hoppy and flavorful marzen.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, smooth & mild & malty
Aroma Aroma: caramel nut fudge, mocha cream, and orange marmalade on rye
Taste Flavor: watercress, lemon scone, radish spouts, and chocolate soufflé
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Bánh Mì, Bacon Cheeseburger, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderful zesty, hoppy and flavorful marzen.
The Producer

Capital Brewery Co.

The Producer
7734 Terrace Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562
USA
1 608-836-7100
Märzen/Octoberfest
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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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Märzen/Octoberfest