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Market Garden Old Zahm Oktoberfest

Market Garden Old Zahm Oktoberfest
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Beer the way it was meant to be -- bursting with layers of toasted malt flavor. Old Zahm is named after our old fashioned brewing tool, the Zahm, which measures carbonation in the tanks and has been used by generations of brewers. We asked ourselves: why buy a new version when we can go with the original -- a classic? And the same thought went into our beer: why brew a modern, light bodied Oktoberfest when we can brew up the full-throttle original version! Prosit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Sample at Market Garden for the CBW Collaboration Kickoff on 10/09/2015. Clear amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and mild hops. Light to medium body with flavors of caramel malt, hops and a touch of fruit. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
On tap at brewpub
Sample number two from the flight offered a robust seasonal which, in typical Market Garden fashion, hovers around average. Of the four beers in the flight this one left me wanting the most improvement. Skip this in favor of a different style that they produce more effectively.

Aroma / Appearance - A coppery semitransparent core and vanilla head glow with warmth. A rusty drawer full of old pennies rises from the glass. Red vines, malt, and caramel contribute a nice depth which still feels somewhere pedestrian.

Flavor / Palate - Pennies soaked in caramel tickle the palate. A solid Oktoberfest starts strong before fizzling out somewhere in the transition. Ultimately it tumbles to a slightly below average experience which has one wishing there was more depth. On the other hand it at least does not offend if you want to drink one thing over the course of a longer session. My advice? Order only if you’ve exhausted the rest of the menu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (1122) - Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Sample. Amber color with little head. Malty aroma. Malty and caramel flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Sample at Market Garden on 9/11/12. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with light caramel and some hop. Malty nutty and slightly roasty flavor with a crisp finish. Solid.

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