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Damm Brewery

Damm Brewery
Voll-Damm Doble Malta Märzen

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 7.2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Damm Brewery
Voll-Damm Doble Malta Märzen

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 7.2%
Bright amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramel creme, roasted coffee, burnt sugar, sesame seeds in honey, herb scone, and toasted baguette with a vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish with nuances of cacao nib and whipped butter finish. An impeccably balanced and effortlessly drinkable Marzen; highly recommended.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Malty
Aroma Aroma: caramel creme, roasted coffee, burnt sugar, sesame seeds in honey, herb scone, and toasted baguette
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of cacao nib and whipped butter
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Roasted Chicken, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An impeccably balanced and effortlessly drinkable Marzen; highly recommended.

The Producer

S.A. Damm

The Producer
Rosselló 515
Barcelona, 08025
Spain
34 -932909242

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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Märzen/Octoberfest