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Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point Brewery
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.9%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Stevens Point Brewery
Oktoberfest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.9%
Copper color. Toasty aromas and flavors of caramelized nuts and orange marmalade on toast with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish. A delectably flavorful and balanced Oktoberfest that really nails the style with high crushability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Smooth & Mild & Malty
Aroma Aroma: caramelized nuts and orange marmalade on toast
Taste Flavor: caramelized nuts and orange marmalade on toast
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Reuben Sandwich, Duck Fajitas, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delectably flavorful and balanced Oktoberfest that really nails the style with high crushability.

The Producer

Stevens Point Brewery

The Producer
2617 Water St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481-5248
USA
1 715-344-9310

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