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Payette Oktoberfest

October, 2016
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.

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