Motorworks Oktoberfest

Florida
United States
Motorworks Oktoberfest, Motorworks Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

This year's Oktoberfest is a homage to the more robust Märzen lagerbiers served in Munich during Oktoberfests past. With pleasant bready aromas and a medium body, this bright amber lager boasts a lightly toasted, maly sweetness complemented by a spicy hop character that balances the malt and dries the beer out a bit on the finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Motorworks Oktoberfest by Motorworks Brewing​ is a Marzen and is being evaluated as a Marzen (category 6A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).  Marzens are known for being rich, malty lagers with the malt character focused on bready and toasty flavors. 

This Marzen pours amber in color with a small cream-colored head and excellent clarity. The aroma is moderately toasty and bready malt with a light herbal hop character, and a clean lager profile lacking esters. The flavor is similarly toasty but with a light grainy aspect. This finish is moderately bittered with a light toasty malt flavor. 

While the toasty malt flavor is to style, this example lacks the malt complexity compared with more traditional Marzens from Bavaria. The bitterness is on the high side, which seems to disrupt what should be a smooth, malty finish. This is a pleasant, well-made amber lager but lacks a little authenticity compared to its German counterparts. 

Brewery Introduction

Bradenton’s first craft brewery, was co-founded by Frank and Denise Tschida. As soon as they laid their eyes on the Bradenton property, they knew they had found something special. Built in 1923 as an automobile dealership – complete with a concrete ramp that was used to move cars from the ground... Read More

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