Abita Octoberfest Märzen

Louisiana
United States
Abita Octoberfest Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Abita Octoberfest (September – November) is a German style lager. This full bodied malty lager has a copper color and is hopped and dry hopped with German Hallertau hops giving it a pleasant, spicy hop aroma that's just right for the season.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
24
Served at: 
42° F
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This Märzen smells bready, spicy, and very clean. It has a low malty richness and sweetness that become apparent as it warms. This beer tastes malty, but is also decidedly dry. The malt flavor is predominately pils-like, which is surprising considering its orange-amber color. Balancing the malt is a moderate spicy and floral noble hop flavor -- higher than normal for the style -- which masks any malt richness. Underneath are light grainy and toasted malt flavors. This beer has a medium body and moderately high carbonation, making it simultaneously crisp and smooth. Very drinkable and clean, this example offers an interesting spin and still manages to capture the spirit of the Märzen style.