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Epic Brewing Company

Epic Brewing Company
Fest Devious Marzen

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.9%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Epic Brewing Company
Fest Devious Marzen

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.9%
Medium brilliant dark copper color. Delicate, toasty, yeasty sweet spicy aromas and flavors of melted toffee, stewed fruits, honeyed spices and herbs, and cereal with a crisp, bubbly, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length lettuce and pepper finish. A nice chewy, fruity octoberfest with pleasing warmth.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: melted toffee, stewed fruits, honeyed spices and herbs, and cereal
Taste Flavor: lettuce and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Cassoulet, Turkey Meatballs, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chewy, fruity octoberfest with pleasing warmth.
The Producer

Epic Brewing Company

The Producer
825 S. State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
USA
1 801-906-0123
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