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Kinkaider Brewing Co.

Kinkaider Brewing Co.
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Kinkaider Brewing Co.
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.3%
Minutely hazy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of heaping sauerkraut on a reuben, cocoa-dusted nuts, and cardboard soap box with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, relaxed finish that presents elements of cashew butter, stewed okra, turnip, and corn meal finish. A dusty earthy Octoberfest for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Funky
Aroma Aroma: heaping sauerkraut on a reuben, cocoa-dusted nuts, and cardboard soap box
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of cashew butter, stewed okra, turnip, and corn meal
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Chili, Mole Chicken, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dusty earthy Octoberfest for the table.

The Producer

Kinkaider Brewing Co.

The Producer
43860 Paulsen Rd
Broken Bow, NE 68822
USA
1 308-872-8348

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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