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Arbor Oktoberfest


Brewed by Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen | Ratings: 4 | Autumn Seasonal | Alcohol: 5.5%
A beautiful reddish orange lager with a nice foamy white head. Perfectly balanced, with a complex and spicy hop character that is delicately balanced with sweet malts, so that both flavors shine through but neither dominates the other. This Mrzen style lager is the traditional beer of Munich’s Oktoberfest. Literally translated it means "March Beer" and the name stems from the time before refrigeration when the last batch of the spring was brewed in March and then stored (or lagered) in Alpine cellars throughout the warm Bavarian summer to be brought back out and served during Oktoberfest and the rest of the fall harvest celebrations.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

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dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

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alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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