Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Deep golden-orange lager brewed with pils and munich malts to celebrate the fall arrival. Dry hopped with czech Saaz hop.

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yespr (48915) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light caramelish. Bitter, caramelish and light breadish flavoured. Grassy and almost herbal hoppy finish. Ends dry and bitter into the far finish.

Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
A lightly hazed golden Marzen with a thin creamy white head. In aroma, a light caramel malt with light butterscotch, and herbal hops. In mouth, a smooth crisp biscuitty malt with herbal German hops, with light metallic notes, smooth and pleasant. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 14 2011.

MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 2007 version: An all-Saaz version. A wonderfully balanced polotmavé (so not your usual oktoberfest lager) with a cushiony body, beautiful Saaz presence from aroma to bitterness, bready malts and soft carbonation. An exceptional session beer! 3.7/5

2004 version: An earthy yeast spray tastefully lathers the classy hay and floral bitterness...Perfect balance of soothing malt biscuits and orangey and herbal hops...Traditional values which are still interestingly contemporary...3.5/5

TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2006
Verre de 12 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume légèrement épicée en arrière goût. (Rating #719)

Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 20, 2004
Gold, pale amber. Medium head . Light sweet malty aroma . Dry front , followed by bitter hop accents . Hopp accented Oktoberfest.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2004
Orange/Sand hue, hazy, sticky 1cm white head. Light aroma, smells heavily carbonated up front. Creamy, herbal.. Big flavor of butter cookies, ginger, gentle floral hops. Slightly astringent finish. Mild, but efficient. Well developped graham cookies maltiness. Expressive dry almost smoky caramel pudding finish. Mild bitterness. Very crisp light-medium body with usual powdery Cheval Blanc mouthfeel. Crisp carbonation. Straightforwardly good.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
The look: Cloudy amber body with a medium off-white head.
The style: Oktoberfest
The stuff: Aroma of a peppery/spicy barley cookie if such a thing exists. Taste is what I expect from this (I must admit unexciting style). Malt profile is biscuit and doughy. True german larger yeast feel. Nose spices only have a subtle presence in the taste. Very doughy and round with a nice fluffy body. Generously amount of grassy hops. Ah, the Oktoberfest, one of my favourite yearly tradition next to wrestling albinos midgets in rice pudding.
The how: Tap at brewpub
The conclusion: True to the style. Slightly above average for the style.

muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Sampled at the brewpub with tiggmt. Very light, clear gold, little head. Light caramel-sweet nose, hints of honey...flavor a bit rougher and woody, lightly smoky late, medium bodied.

rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
Une pinte sur place. Une belle robe cuivrée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez de biscuit, de malt Munich et une touche de houblon. La bouche est simple, légère et légèrement sucrée avec des notes de biscuits. Une bière de soif agréable.

tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2004
Nice balance of thick, chewey malts and light, herbal hops in the nose. Hazy, light copper-golden with small white head that recedes to lasting cover with some nice lacing. Big malty caramel and toffee flavour, with herbal/floral hops towards the end and mild bitterness to take the edge off. Lastingly sweet caramel in the finish. Medium body with good carbonation on the tongue and very nice mouthfeel. So good, I had to have a second glass. On tap at the brewpub.

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