Brewed by Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Here’s another beer that’s loosely based on a traditional style but
being who we are we threw the style guideline off the Brewhouse
What we didn’t 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 brewer’s 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
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
‘Marchus’ a beer that leads to another – and that’s not a bad thing after
a days work!
We think it’s 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 sacks…
The Emersons Brewing Team
Original gravity: 1046
Alcohol : 4.4% vol
Malts : 60% Munich and Vienna malts
Hops : NZ Hallertau
Yeast : German Lager