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Leavenworth Biers

Leavenworth Biers
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Leavenworth Biers
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Brilliant copper color. Citrusy, floral aromas and flavors of lemon blossom talc, frosted citrus scone, and white chocolate toffee with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with accents of pecan pie, arugula, radish, and pepper finish. A wonderfully balanced and expertly crafted Octoberfest that delivers seamless pleasure.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy, Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: lemon blossom talc, frosted citrus scone, and white chocolate toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pecan pie, arugula, radish, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Fajitas, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully balanced and expertly crafted Octoberfest that delivers seamless pleasure.

The Producer

Fish Brewing Co.

The Producer
514 Jefferson St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98501
USA
1 360-943-6480

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