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Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest
A rich copper colored lager brewed with German malts, along with German Tettnang hops. A true lager yeast was used for fermentation. A nice balanced brew with a slightly spicy hop finish.
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a clear, copper/orange color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of yeast, slight hops, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of a Marzen/Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale malt, grain, and a hint of hops. Overall, basically a let down - not enough good malt characters nor yeast.
Serving type: on-tap
10-11-2009 18:08:52 |
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 1/2 gallon growler, poured into dimple steins for me and the wife to share; the website and the board at the pub said that this one is 4.5% abv rather than the 4.9 listed, and notes that there's 4 German specialty malts and 2 imported hop varieties in here.
Presentation: Attractive, slightly hazed beaten copper colored beer; a decent pour produces a decent ivory cap with decent retention; a bit higher carbonatino than expected, esp. out of the growler.
Smell: Some mild caramel malts but lighter than anticipated for the style, along with some fruitiness and a bit of odd, adjunct-like sweetness...
Taste: Some mild toasty/grainy malts, backed with a light fruitiness, and a clean light hop bitterness on the finish. A bit lighter than a lot of examples, but pretty tasty and quite drinkable.
Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied and smooth
Drinkability: Pretty high
Conclusion: The only thing bringing this down are the aromas, which are a bit odd; everything else is pretty good, even if this is a lighter, slightly pedestrian take on the style. Overall, pretty decent Oktoberfest.
Serving type: growler
10-02-2009 04:16:04 |
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