Mecktoberfest - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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3.83/5 rDev -9.5%
On tap at Moosehead Bar in Charlotte. Poured a hazy copper color with a thick off-white head that lingered well and left good lacing. Nose was a pleasant mix of malty sweet caramel and hoppy floral, with some bread and earth undertones. Mouthfeel was full, somewhat tingly and slightly chewy, and the taste then accentuated the malty caramel and earth of the nose. Rounded off to a long pleasant finish, making this a most fine Oktoberfest beer.
12-13-2009 15:38:00 | More by kimcgolf
4.08/5 rDev -3.5%
Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a clear amber color and a perky head that sticks and laces as desired
Smell: Nice Munich malt aromatics with a hint of caramel
Taste: Malty elements up front that are joined by a nice touch of hops to balance the profile by mid-palate; after the swallow, a slight grainy lager twang is apparent
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: A very nice example of the style fresh from the brewery
11-14-2009 22:34:30 | More by brentk56
3.88/5 rDev -8.3%
At Mac's Speed Shop. Nice amber pour, 2 finger off white head. Aroma has some malt, tea, toffee, light pine hops. Caramel malt, tea and a nice amount of bittering hops. High drinkability, with good balance. Really a pretty good Marzen, which often just aren't that good. Either too sweet or too tea/old sock like. Definetely my favorite of their offerings thus far.
10-31-2009 20:14:55 | More by Bung
3.85/5 rDev -9%
growler fresh from the brewery poured into a tasting glass. pours a rich copper color with amber highlights and one and a half fingers of eggshell colored head that leaves decent lacings and has moderate retention.
aroma is of rich caramel malts with a lightly sweet aura and a light note of spice in the background. nicely concentrated with a hearty profile.
taste is more of the same with a light floral note behind the malts and a finish of dark and crystalized malts. lightly sweet after the fact.
mouthfeel is medium bodied and full of sweet malt cahracter. lightly carbonated and hearty in texture. could be a bit heavier when the malt profile is considered, but still good.
drinkability is good. this is an easy drinking brew, like a good marzen should be. comes off a bit thin and a bit sweet, but ends up very drinkable.
09-09-2009 19:02:29 | More by botham
4.05/5 rDev -4.3%
Thanks to Kegatron for bringing back a 1 Liter flip top growler from this relatively new brewery.
A-Bright copper with a thin off-white head that flares up with agitation but quickly reduces to a thin veil and leaves zero lace.
S-Fruity with a mildly sweet caramel malt base. Surprisingly aromatic for an O-fest.
T-Solid caramel base with a citrus bite and a pleasant fruit bowl tartness in the finish.
M-Medium bodied very smooth with a crisp, drying finish.
D-Damn good! This one goes easy for sure. Nice bright flavours with a surprising and tasty fruitiness and a sharp ending bite.
09-09-2009 17:38:43 | More by Deuane
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
On tap @ the OMB on 9/5/09. Served in a stange glass.
Pours a deep, clear copper, with a finger of creamy eggshell colored white head. Good retention to this, staying fairly rich throughout, and leaving some solid lacing back. The aroma has a nice sweet tang to it, from notes of bread, caramel, and citrus, with the spiciness of the Noble hops giving this an extra tasty smelling pop in the nose.
That delicious and robust tang carries over to the taste, with toasty caramel sweetness and green citrus giving this a zesty stickiness in the mouth. A sturdy tingle of hops balances things out nicely, adding spice and a steady dryness to the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an excellent smoothness to the overall feel, yet this still possesses a satisfying crispness to it as well, which keeps the drinkibility way up!
Really nice American take on the Oktoberfest style here from the OMB, that had an enjoyable vibrancy to the flavors (thanks to the hops), and a refreshing crispness to the body. This was one of the more gratifying ones that I've had lately. Tasty stuff!
09-08-2009 19:11:51 | More by Kegatron
Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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