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Shoreline Brewery

Shoreline Brewery
Oktoberfest Lager

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

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

Shoreline Brewery
Oktoberfest Lager

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
Golden amber color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of floral honey on raisin toast, praline, and microgreens with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-long caramelized fruit and citrus, sweet lettuces, mixed nuts, and hint of pepper finish. A nice savory Oktoberfest with pleasing flavor, balance and warmth.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: floral honey on raisin toast, praline, and microgreens
Taste Flavor: caramelized fruit and citrus, sweet lettuces, mixed nuts, and hint of pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Schnitzel, Pork Kebobs, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice savory Oktoberfest with pleasing flavor, balance and warmth.
The Producer

Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant

The Producer
208 Wabash St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
USA
1 219-879-4677
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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Märzen/Octoberfest