Das Labyrinth

Georgia
United States
Das Labyrinth, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

The arrival of our Märzen marks a fine time of the year where dark, malty lagers are king and the schnitzel rains from the sky! This malty treat is brimming with Munich, Vienna and caramel malt, giving notes of biscuit, toffee and toasty caramel with a firm but clean bitterness from the hop addition. Pouring a beautiful amber tone and exhibiting velvety mouthfeel, this traditional German Märzen brings you back to beautiful landscapes of the German countryside!

Profile

ABV: 
5.7%
IBUs: 
25
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Das Labyrinth by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Märzen (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines 6A).

The beer pours a brilliantly clear burnished copper with a small, light khaki-colored head that diminishes moderately. The aroma is bread crust-forward with some light oxidation and a note of caramel malt sweetness evident. The flavor is rich, with profound malt flavors of bread crust, toast and biscuit. There is no apparent caramel malt flavor, but some residual sweetness makes the beer fall a bit short of ideal balance for this style. The hop bitterness is moderate, and hop flavor is subtle with appropriate herbal qualities. Overall, this beer hits the style fairly well – lightly oxidized malt and some unwelcome residual sweetness keep it from being world-class, but it is closer to a traditional example of the style than many domestic examples we see in the United States.

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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