Friday, 6 November 2015

Oktoberfest, Marzen, a Belated Tasting.

Malty Goodness

This beer turned out very well. I've been staying true to a lager-kick I have going on. I'm slowly tuning the malt darker and darker in the lagers in this series. I began with a Helles that was aged on 10# of cooked apples and some spices (still lagering), have moved on to this amber malty oktoberfest, will next be brewing a Munich dunkel, and as the finale I think I will make a sweet-stout in the style of schwarzbier.

Appearance: Mostly clear, but not perfectly so. could probably be crystal if I left the bottles in the fridge for a few days. Burnt-orange colour, but a pure white head that persists for the entirety of the glass.

Aroma: Cracked grain, very grainy and bread like.

Flavour: Similar to aroma: very grainy, bready and malty. Slight fruitiness from the munich malt. Finishes with a slight graham cracker flavor.

Moutfeel: Moderate carbonation, not thin but not chewy or heavy. Very quaffable.

Overall: Pretty much everything I was hoping for. It's malty and grainy, not really any bitterness to speak of, and very acceptable to the average friend that wants a beer.

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