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Old School - Mother's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wnh on 08-24-2011

Old School Oktoberfest is a traditional amber lager brewed to celebrate the fall harvest. Extended aging creates a medium bodied beer with a smooth malty flavor and just the faintest touch of hops. Pull up your lederhosen, raise a stein, Ein Prosit!

20 IBU
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 6
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Pours an effervecent apricot with a siver of cream colored head. Near zero head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, hay, crackery notes, some mineral notes, just a lovely nose, nice perfumy hop notes

T: Follows the nose, a touch of pears & lemons up front. Dryness, maybe a touch of pineapple as this warms, a bit of white grape. Finishes fruity, grainy with dry-ish hay notes & a kiss of lemon

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, great balance

Super drinkability, a nice Marzen, easily one of the better ones I've had in several years

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Pours a brilliant clear amber topped with a moderate frothy white head. Nice and bright.

Aromas of straw, caramel maltiness, grassy hops, and a clove-spiced candied citrus note that seems perhaps a bit out of place. Clean and simple.

Supple maltiness on the palate, smooth and rounded, finishing in a crisp but not sharp hoppy note. A little drying on the finish. Flavors of caramel, grainy bread, and a hint of grassy and floral hop notes. Well-rounded, malty but balanced, clean and drinkable.

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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.

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M: Smooth and slightly chewy with appropriate level of crispness. Nearly decadent.

T: Heath toffee roast. Livened up by faint citric lemon. Good and most of all very clean Noble hop presence with culled hay. Very well balanced with residing macadamiaesque aftertaste

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Old School from Mother's Brewing Company
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