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

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

…and began... Read More

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