Ahnapee Oktoberfest

Wisconsin
United States
Ahnapee Oktoberfest, Ahnapee Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Notes of toasted malt lead to a smooth and soft malty flavor. Subtle noble hops support the clean lager finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
20
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Hops: 
Hallertauer
Malts: 
Munich Malt, Vienna Malt, Pilsner Malt
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Ahnapee Oktoberfest by Ahnapee Brewery was judged as a Märzen, BJCP Style 6A under 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

I like this beer. It pours a brilliant reddish copper under a moderate off-white foam cap as a range of bready, toasty dough aromas rise from the glass. The beer brushes your lips with a lightly sweet malty kiss that dries off by the finish with a balancing hop bitterness and a pleasant long-lasting maltiness. Lightly toasted malt flavors lead the show with a little bread crust and a range of Maillard flavors. Many U.S.-made märzens miss the boat by coming off too sweet with too much caramel malt flavor. This one does not. Its hop-malt balance hits the mark and it finishes crisp and clean. The beer loses a couple points on aroma – it’s a little low – and on appearance and head retention. The brewer hits it out of the park on flavor