Original Oktoberfest – Hacker-Pschorr Bräu – München, Germany

Märzen, 5.8% ABV
appearance: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Original Oktoberfest - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu
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This Märzen pours to a briefly-lived, slightly pebbly medium off-white head on a singularly dusky medium-amber body, which is clear and slightly sparkling. The nose is expectedly moderate in intensity: bready malt and apples with a slight noble hops spiciness. On the palate, it presents itself as a well-balanced blend of spicy hops and lightly-toasted bready malt, with hints of apples and green grapes. The finish is sweetish bready malt and hints of alcohol, followed by a mild spicy hop bitterness that lingers until the next sip. Mouthfeel is medium, and the texture is smooth and creamy with a moderate pepperiness from the fizzy carbonation. (11.2 oz bottle, 187 days before best-by date)

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