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Hopworks Urban Brewery
Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest
A 'Fresh Hop' Oktoberfest
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A growler filled this morning, the very first pour from a new keg at HUB's BikeBar. Served in a couple mugs, refilled repeatedly. Opened and enjoyed while watching the bicycles pass by our front yard ~ Portland Sunday Parkways. Appropriate!
A: Autumnal amber with a subtle fiery glow, little hazy. Modest carbonation and a healthy khaki head, a dense foam just shy of a finger. Creamy lace in fine sheets.
S: Light and slightly honey-sweetened. Caramel malt and cereal grains. Very little of the hop aroma shows, a bit of a disappointment considering its fresh hop addition - but a nice snapping Oktoberfest regardless.
T: The requisite malty nuttiness with the addition of bright grassy-green hops that add a layer of bright bitterness to a sturdy and authentic seasonal. Mild pine and big spice emanate from those hops, excellent balance.
M: A bit thin across the tongue, but a building thickness. Starts with a nip of sharpness, but finishes smoother/cleaner. For the style, quite refreshing.
O: The more I have fresh-hopped beers, the more I appreciate them. This one is beautifully sessionable (at 5%). First tried at a local fresh hops festival in 2009, one I've had multiple times since. First growler of the fall; definitely not the last. Highly recommended for someone who likes an Oktoberfest with a modest jolt of hops.
Serving type: growler
09-25-2011 22:12:20 |
More by msubulldog25
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Roscoes in PDX during the Fresh Hop Ale Summit
- Orangy malty light clear bubbly brew.. light tan head.... looks much like your typical Oktoberfest brew... dark copper.
- Sweet malts, syrupy sweet grains and breads... biscuit, and some grassy pine hop... roasty and bready.
- Smooth balanced... light bready and sweet biscuit malts, grassy earthy hop... certainly something unique for a fresh hop brew.
- Bitter drying, light bodied... slightly chewy and sticky..
- Overall not bad... but not great... but Hopworks did have many other fresh hop brews... and I bet they were all a lot better.
Serving type: on-tap
12-05-2010 01:19:35 |
More by Docer
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fresh hop oktoberfest draft at Hopworks.
appearance - dark copper, transparent, good head and retention
smell - sweet and hoppy
taste - big malt profile with floral hops that punch through
mouthfeel - big body for 5.6%, moderate carbonation, slightly oily body
drinkability - feels like a big brew but the abv is moderate, has a good flavor profile, very tasty
Serving type: on-tap
10-22-2010 18:04:25 |
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