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Here we go with my final Marzen review of the fall.  This one appropriately comes from a German brewer, so I am ending things with a certain air of authenticity.

Beer Name: Hofbrau Oktoberfestbier

Brewery: Hofbrauhaus Munchen (Munich, Germany)

Style: Marzen

ABV: 6.3%

Description: A festive lager brewed to help drinkers celebrate the spirit of Oktoberfest wherever they live.  Read up on the details here.

Appearance: Poured a clear, pale yellow/golden body with about a half finger of white foam on the top.

Smell: Light crackery malts, with maybe a little hint of underlying sweetness.

Taste:  Very clean tasting, with a light sweet malt presence complemented by earthy noble hops.  The ending had an equally mild dry, toasted malty ending that took on a bit of creaminess after sitting a few minutes.

Mouthfeel: Started out with an elevated amount of carbonation that gradually tapered off through the course of the sip.  Medium bodied.

Hype: None I guess.  I am glad to get at least one German brewed Marzen into this year’s lineup though.

Overall: A very nice mild, easy drinking fall brew.  If there was ever something that seemed like it be right at home in large stein on a cool fall day, this is it.