Full Review

Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
Dark copper color. Mild aromas and flavors of honeyed dried fruits, raisin toast, and candied yams with an crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long sweet lettuces and orange pepper finish. A smooth, malty, well balanced Octoberfest with a nice Old World style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: honeyed dried fruits, raisin toast, and candied yams
Taste Flavor: sweet lettuces and orange pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Spit Roasted Chicken, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth, malty, well balanced Octoberfest with a nice Old World style.

The Producer

Rahr and Sons Brewing Co

The Producer
701 Galveston Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
USA
1 817-810-9266

Märzen/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