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Privatbrauerei Hofmühl

Privatbrauerei Hofmühl
Märzen Gold

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.6%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Privatbrauerei Hofmühl
Märzen Gold

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.6%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of praline, sassafras, pear kefir, and honeyed baked biscuit with a silky, bright, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length starfruit, arugula, hint of pepper and olive, and minerals finish. A nicely layered marzen with great savory flavors and drinkability.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild & Malty
Aroma Aroma: praline, sassafras, pear kefir, and honeyed baked biscuit
Taste Flavor: starfruit, arugula, hint of pepper and olive, and minerals
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Roast Turkey Leg, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely layered marzen with great savory flavors and drinkability.
The Producer

Privatbrauerei Hofmühl Gmbh

The Producer
Hofmühlstr. 10
Eichstätt, D-85072
Germany
49 -42198080
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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