Old School - Mother's Brewing Company
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Reaper16:
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
served on-tap @ Conrad's Alehouse, Liberty, MO, into a pint glass
Pours a light orange color. Not exactly what I'm used to seeing from a Marzen. Very little head, but that's on the bartender more than anything.
The aroma hits all of the notes that a beer of this style should. It's got a nice, nutty malt background and some green, steely hops to balance it. A clean, malt-forward lager is what you think of when you smell this beer.
And that's what you get. Old School Oktoberfest is among the best U.S. Marzenbiers I've ever had. What's key here is the depth of malt flavor. It's all very nutty -- all of the malt flavors register as nutty -- but it isn't a single note. The nuttiness changes, evolves, from the initial sip through the finish. There's just enough noble hop presence to lend the sweetness some needed cutting edge.
The body is perhaps a touch thicker than I'd prefer for a lager like this, but overall it works well to carry its deep malt flavors. This is a really lovely Marzen. Drink it if you can find it.
Serving type: on-tap
10-13-2012 05:51:23 | More by Reaper16
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Old School from Mother's Brewing Company
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