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And now for the rare instance in which I review a beer I had out in the field.  My wife and I made an impromptu trip to Redbones BBQ in Somerville, MA the other day and after a quick scan of the taplist this offering jumped immediately to my attention.  Not only was it on theme with my posting lineup this month, but it offered a great chance to start getting back into cask beer as well!

Beer Name: Life on Marzen (Cask)

Brewery: Berkshire Brewing Company (South Deerfield, MA)

Style: Marzen

ABV: 6.8%

Description: Listed a traditional Marzen-style lager brewed with German hops and yeast.

Appearance: Clean copper body with a thin off-white head covering the top of the glass.

Smell: Sweet lightly toasted malt.

Taste: Smooth, creamy notes of caramel and toasted malts with a mild noble hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium, smooth body very minimal carbonation.

Hype: I was eager to try this out, but I don’t think there’s really much buzz about this beer

Overall: I really enjoyed this.  It offered up a very tasty blend of malts and was an amazingly.  It also was an excellent companion to my huge plate of barbecue meat as well!