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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Oachkatzlschwoaf

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Oachkatzlschwoaf

Category: Märzen/Octoberfest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Amber color. Aromas of grilled grapefruit, rhubarb, black pepper, and tobacco with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, intriguing, carefree Thai papaya salad with peanuts finish. A peppery, food-friendly Märzen for the season.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: grilled grapefruit, rhubarb, black pepper, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: Thai papaya salad with peanuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Roasted Chicken, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A peppery, food-friendly Märzen for the season.

The Producer

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

The Producer
4465 Manchester Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
USA
1 314-222-0143

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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