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Emersonís Brewers Reserve Marchus Maximus


Brewed by Emersonís Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ (Lion Nathan Co.)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Style: Pilsener | Ratings: 6 | Alcohol: 4.4%
Hereís another beer thatís loosely based on a traditional style but being who we are we threw the style guideline off the Brewhouse walkway again. What we didnít tell Richard is that the brewers got a little loose again! Marchus Maximus is based on the Northern German Pilsner style. Amping up the NZ Hallertau throughout the brew has popped up the bitterness well above usual commercial examples. Again we achieved another brewerís session beer, 4.4% alcohol, allowing a few more pints than usual after a days brewing. Sixty percent of the malts are Vienna and Munich, the yeast is a German lager yeast and the soft Dunedin soft water has allowed these malts to assert themselves. Toasted malt flavours and a fresh grain character on the mid palate with a crisp, assertive bitterness gives the beer a clean finish that makes ĎMarchusí a beer that leads to another Ė and thatís not a bad thing after a days work! We think itís about now Richard will be wanting to put his gumboots back on to reassert his control over the brew kettle before another brewer goes wild with the hop bag and malt sacksÖ Cheers The Emersons Brewing Team Original gravity: 1046 Alcohol : 4.4% vol Malts : 60% Munich and Vienna malts Hops : NZ Hallertau Yeast : German Lager

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