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Galena Brewing Company

Galena Brewing Company
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Galena Brewing Company
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy amber color. Delicate, fruity aromas and flavors of toasted orange bread, nuts, and soy with a crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, distinctive, long peppered kale, delicate spice, and dried tropical fruits finish. A fresh and delicious octoberfest.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: toasted orange bread, nuts, and soy
Taste Flavor: peppered kale, delicate spice, and dried tropical fruits
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Roasted Chicken, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and delicious octoberfest.
The Producer

Galena Brewing Company

The Producer
227 North Main Street
Galena, IL 61036
USA
1 815-776-9917
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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