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Nevin’s Brewing Company

Nevin’s Brewing Company
Zicke Zacke Marzen

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

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

Nevin’s Brewing Company
Zicke Zacke Marzen

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Clear dark copper color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of dried oranges and lemons, peppered greens, and nuts with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length finish with impressions of toasted pepper bread, grass, and peppercorns finish. A very snappy, hop forward take on the the styles with nice dry, food-friendly astringency to balance.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Hoppy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: dried oranges and lemons, peppered greens, and nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of toasted pepper bread, grass, and peppercorns
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken, Pumpkin Ravioli, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very snappy, hop forward take on the the styles with nice dry, food-friendly astringency to balance.

The Producer

Nevin’s Brewing Company

The Producer
12337 S. Route 59, Suite 155
Plainfield, IL 60585
USA
1 815-436-3900

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