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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)

Style: Marzen

ABV: 5.6%

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!