Green Flash Fest Beer

Formerly brewed at Green Flash Brewing Company
San Diego, California USA
5.5% · Oktoberfest/Märzen · 5 Ratings · Special Release ·
Green Flash Fest Beer: The reference to Fest Beer points back to the German Oktoberfest, which originated in late September on into early October of 1810. This was a wedding celebration for the Crown Prince of Bavaria that lasted for a few weeks. The beer served was the leftover Marzen (the last beer brewed in March) that had been stored in cool caves during the warm summer months. No German beer was brewed during the summer before there was refrigeration. Our version of Fest Beer holds true to its roots as an orange/amber lager with a toasted malt zing and some fancy footwork with Tettnanger hops to liven up the style. 5.5% abv

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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.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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