Full Review
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
Barktober Fest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
Barktober Fest

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Clear bright deep amber color. Rich, interesting, creamy aromas and flavors of malted chocolate milk, toasted nut bread, candied yams, and granola with a soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-length spiced apples and citrus, watercress, and toffee finish. A very attractive and distinctive Octoberfest beer.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: malted chocolate milk, toasted nut bread, candied yams, and granola
Taste Flavor: spiced apples and citrus, watercress, and toffee
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: Mole Chicken, Duck Empanadas, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very attractive and distinctive Octoberfest beer.
The Producer

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

The Producer
529 Grant St
Akron, OH 44311
USA
1 330-252-2739
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