Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest Marzen - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass.
Pouring a burnished copper color, Moerlein's marzen is topped by a thin eggshell head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing. Lively carbonation from the bottom of the glass. Standard appearance for the style
Fairly mild aroma, though typical of style – toffee, big caramel sweetness, baked bread, and a dash of earthy/floral hops. Not outstanding, but solid.
Moerlein's take on the style is interesting. It's definitely on the sweeter side – lots of caramel and toffee with a nearly syrupy sweetness from the malt, but not cloying or artificial. There is more hop presence than one might predict; the sweetness is held in check by a supporting bill of floral and tea-like hops.
Smooth mouthfeel that is refreshing on the palate. The finish is sweet with a bit of hop flavor for balance.
Absolutely drinkable and sessionable. As far as “textbook” examples of the style go, you can't go wrong with this. Another solid lager from Moerlein.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2013 00:23:48 | More by Groomsy
Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest Marzen from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.