This maerzen is a variation on our regular octoberfest. It has more malt character and a deeper reddish brown hue. A complex malt profile that includes more biscuit and bread. Has some residuakl malt sweetness but an increase in the hop level to balance the sweetness. There is a low to medium hop level in the flavor and aroma. OG - 13.8P, FG - 3.9P, ABV - 5.4%, ABW - 4.2%, IBUs - 21.1
LinusStick (3036) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent O/M for a brewpub beer. Barely any aroma with just a sliver of roasted malt. Pour was a decent medium brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was light and simple. Caramel malt and a hint of toffee with not much of an aftertaste. Nice carbonation and easy to drink. Not on par with the big O/Ms but nice attempt from a good brewpub.
cheap (4678) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the H&H in Cranberry. Apearance is brownish orange, can’t see much red as in the deScription. No head, just a tea froth top. Has a fruity beer aroma similar to most of the H&H brews. Decent carbonation. On the palate it is rather light at first then it begins to have a bitter build thru the session. More malt and not too much hop. Finish has a medium low bitter malt aftertaste that hangs for a while. Certainly does not possess the attributes of most octoberfests including H&H’s mainstay, a nice variation on the style.
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