Payette Oktoberfest

Idaho
United States
Payette Oktoberfest
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Here's our take on the classic Märzen Style Lager, for the original festival that celebrates beer - with beer. Our Oktoberfest goes well with sauerkraut, brauts and a pair of lederhosen. It has a rich body, smooth flavor and notes of sweet caramel malt that are like polka music to your mouth. So raise a glass with us and give a hearty, "Prost!"

Profile

ABV: 
5.9%
IBUs: 
10
Hops: 
Hallertaurer Mittelrfruh
Malts: 
Acidulated, Munich, Pilsner, Vienna
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours a beautiful brilliantly clear deep gold - almost light amber with the orangish tint that is typical of a Marzen. A medium head of tiny ivory-colored white bubbles fades slowly leaving a little Belgian lace. The initial aroma is bready with moderate toasty notes and just a bit of bread crusts with no hops and a very clean lager character. Toasty and bready characterize the flavor, again with a bit of bread crust, and just a little floral hop notes and just enough bitterness to offset the toasty malt. Very clean lagered flavor that showcases the toast with a medium body and moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is refined, creamy, and smooth, with a crisp finish. This is a very tasty beer that begs for bratwurst with mustard and sauerkraut, and had enough breadiness that you can hold the bun.