Cape May Oktoberfest

New Jersey
United States
Cape May Oktoberfest, Cape May Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Rich and complex, this amber-colored lager is smooth and clean due to a cool fifty-degree fermentation, mellowing as it lagers. Well-balanced with a hint of hops presence, Oktoberfest is focused on the grain bill of Vienna, Munich, Caramunich, Pilsen, and Melanoidin malts.

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
25
Hops: 
Saaz
Malts: 
Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Melanoidin, Caramunich II
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Cape May Oktoberfest by Cape May Brewing Co. is a Marzen, which falls under BJCP category 6A. This beer looks the part with light amber color and orange hues along with brilliant clarity and a lasting off-white head that clings to the glass. The aroma is malt forward with a moderately grainy pilsner-like malt with some deeper notes of toast, mild and rich bread crusts and melanoidins. There’s only a slightly floral hop note beyond the complex malt. The flavor is similar with just enough hops there to keep the beer balanced with a low bitterness. Despite the low bitterness, it still has a smooth, semi-dry finish. The malt-forward flavor comes thru even stronger than the aroma with more of the toast and melanoidins, as well as a mild caramel sweetness. This is a great example of a classic style that hits all the marks

Brewery Introduction

A couple guys and a beer — that’s how Cape May Brewing Company came to be. Back in 2011, they brewed their first batch of Cape May IPA, kegged it up, and sold it to a bar up the street…

…and began South Jersey’s... Read More

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