Grist Oktoberfest

Colorado
United States
Grist Oktoberfest by Grist Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Originally this lager was brewed to celebrate a marriage, ours is brewed to celebrate the change of seasons. The light copper color comes from the German malt and German hops at the finish provide a gentle bitterness, whisking across your palate like the autumnal leaves in the wind. How is our Oktoberfest different than others? We hopped it late with a good amount of Perle (a German hop) to give it spicier nose.

Profile

ABV: 
6.6%
IBUs: 
27
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This dark golden, crystal clear beer sports a huge, finely beaded, off-white head that would certainly look great in a one liter mug.  The aroma exudes melanoidins with bready and toasty malt and a surprising but welcomed herbal and spicy hops.  The flavor adds in a touch of sweetness to reinforce the bready malt.  Again, an unusual but welcomed spicy and herbal hops compliment the malt well.  When judged to style, this beer is too light in color for a Märzen, too full-bodied for a Festbier, and too hoppy for both.  But, when judged for overall enjoyment, this is a well brewed malty beer with plenty of noble hops to balance.