Sunday, October 7, 2012
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Mecktoberfest
Happy Octoberfest everyone! By this time of the year you see lots of Marzen style beer out on the shelves. Marzen is March it German. This style of beer is a lager style but is brewed in March and is stored in the cooler caves during the warmer months of summer. It is brought out during October. This Marzen come to use from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. This is Mecktoberfest 5.4% abv. This is only a fall release and come in a 650ml bottle, as do all OMB beers. Mecktoberfest pour a nice orange color with a nice white one finger white head. There is tons of light coming through this. Lots of little carbonation bubbles racing to the top of the glass. Very appealing beer to look at. The aroma on this is sweet with lots of nice bread malts; there is a tiny bit of caramel there as well. The taste of Mecktoberfest is sweet with malts. I did also get a nice bread flavor that had a touch of caramel too. The mouth feel is medium and stick in you mouth a bit and cleans up nicely. The malts stay a bit on your tongue. The finish is clean and sweet with a nice hit of malts. The after taste of this Marzen is of sweet malted bread and a tiny caramel, but not as strong as it starts. But it is close though. I'm giving this an A+. This is how a true Marzen is supposed to taste like. Great all around flavors on this beer. This is good year after year. I highly recommend you get this and try it. You'll love this one! Cheers Please enjoy responsibly!