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)
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.