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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Hopzeit Autumn IPA

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Märzen/Octoberfest

Deschutes Brewery
Hopzeit Autumn IPA

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
Minutely hazy copper color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of honeyed orange, buttery toffee, and fruitcake with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, long radicchio, lemon peppercorn muffin, roasted corn and grapefruit, and pine finish. A rich, hop-centric Oktoberfest that drinks like a hoppy English-style IPA.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: honeyed orange, buttery toffee, and fruitcake
Taste Flavor: radicchio, lemon peppercorn muffin, roasted corn and grapefruit, and pine
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Sloppy Joe’s, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, hop-centric Oktoberfest that drinks like a hoppy English-style IPA.
The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942
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