Friday, October 31, 2014

Cigar City Brewing Oktoberfest

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Cigar City Brewing Oktoberfest - German-Style Festbier.

From the Cigar City Brewing website: “Orange in color with a rocky white head, this festive lager is our tribute to Duke Wilhelm IV’s marriage hundreds of years ago, which inspired the production of the first Oktoberfest. Our märzen is malty up front with notes of sweet toasted bread and a light floral bitterness that balances out the malt sweetness in the finish.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance:  Pours a light amber color with a nice off-white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Bready, caramel and biscuit malts with a touch of spice in the nose.
Taste: Sweet and malty, grainy, biscuit, caramel and bready malts balanced with a touch of floral hoppiness.
Overall: A solid Märzen, Cigar City Brewing Oktoberfest is delicious.  This 5.5% ABV offering is well worth sourcing if you can find some.


Mark Harvey

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