My celebration of the fall season continues with a seasonal release from my neighbors at Idle Hands. Nothing like a nice Marzen to get you into the fall spirit!
Beer Name: Brocktoberfest
Brewery: Idle Hands Craft Ales (Malden, MA)
Description: The brewery’s take on s traditional Oktoberfest lager brewed to showcase a complex malt profile.
Appearance: It had a clean, clear copper body with plenty of little bubbles running up the glass. A full, foamy head and full foamy white head formed with the pour that gradually fizzed down a thin coating across the top of the glass.
Smell: Malty, with sweeter malts edging out toasted ones for prominence
Taste: Light caramel malts to start, followed by a bready toasted malt base. Beneath both of those was a creamy smoothness that mixed and mingled these two malt profiles throughout.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a roughly moderate level of carbonation.
Hype: Seasonal festivities aside, there was not really any particular hype over this one.
Overall: Subtle and highly drinkable, I enjoyed this one a lot Luckily for me I happened to have an extra-large can of it!