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Church Street Itascafest Marzen

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Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Church Street’s first fall seasonal. A truly traditional German Marzen/Oktoberfest featuring a pure amber clarity, a subtle, toasty aroma with a hint of caramel, and a rich, deep malt character, fully fleshed out with our first double decoction mash and Weyermann’s world class German malt. Prost!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2015
From BandC. Quite bready and malty. A little sweet for my tastes. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2014
355ml bottle. A bit on the low end in abv for this style. It pours quite a dark amber, fizzy quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is heavy on roasted chestnut, hazelnut, and some floral hops. Flavor is heavy on the maillard notes, very similar to the Sierra Nevada product I had last night though noticeably less vegetal. This one verges into the woy territory but not all the way keeping it a subtle nuance. OVerall it is dryer than most in the style but holds the same overall flavor despite being 5.1% abv. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear caramel amber with some spitty, white head. Malty nose, orange, yeast, honey. Flavor is malty, honey, yeast, orange, carrot, metal. Clean finish. Not really a Marzen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3151) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap in the brewery’s tap room, and dispensed to a house pint glass showing a clear, coppery amber color, a modest layer of off white head foam that faded rather quickly to a ring & film, and deposited only some light lacing on the glass. The aroma offered light graininess, moderate toastiness, some Munich malt scent, and just a hint of toffee/malt sweetness. The flavor remained nicely toasted, the body was medium, carbonation was suitable, and the moderate hop bitterness possessed a lingering quality, with a touch of earthy astringency, leading to a clean & dry finish. A very sessionable example of this fall favorite!

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