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Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Märzenbier (Oktoberfest-style) brewed with dulce de leche and flavors inspired by hoja santa. Dulce de leche is a type of milk caramel widely used throughout Latin America. Hoja santa is a large leaf commonly used in Oaxacan cuisine due to the richness in its flavor and aroma. A new seasonal that celebrates the traditional Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-09-2011)
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Reviews by dexterk1:
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-14-2012 15:21:54 | More by dexterk1
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-22-2013 22:08:47 | More by csmartin6
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%

Appearance: Thin caramel syrup with little lacing or foam. Nice in a snifter.

Smell: Very medicinal; reminds me of Coca-Cola with the bitterness and sweetness.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Again, very medicinal. There's definitely some sort of plant brewed with this. The waitress told me what but I can't remind exactly what it is. Very evident though. Tasty too! Definitely more bitter than sweet, but it balances both pretty well. Light mouthfeel like a lager. Crisp.

Overall: A cool take on a seasonal classic.

11-20-2013 01:12:13 | More by tjsdomer2
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-18-2011 17:43:42 | More by Gonzoillini
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tfidler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

10-21-2012 19:57:37 | More by tfidler
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GbVDave

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Served in a 5 Rabbit pint glass at Fountainhead 12/30/11. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served a hazy deep amber with 1/2 a finger of creamy eggshell colored foam on top. A few specks of lace struggled to hang onto the glass. Liked the clarity of this.

S: Interesting combination of Pfeffernüsse and Windmill cookies. Holiday spices with dry toasty malt and a hint of roasted nuts.

T: Exactly as above.

M: Nice full mouthfeel with hints of spice and pepper.

O: Interesting take on this style. Heath and I typically don't gravitate towards Marzens but after reading the description we couldn't resist.

01-02-2012 02:19:53 | More by GbVDave
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gtk1989

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-29-2013 04:09:36 | More by gtk1989
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knobodi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-19-2011 04:10:22 | More by knobodi
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -11.3%

Served in a New Holland tulip glass at Bad Apple.

Yeah, it's a touch past the Day of the Dead (I apparently have strong hands...), but whatever... This stuff pours a clear russet topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises toffee, biscuit, light honey, very light cocoa, and a kiss of cinnamon. The taste holds notes of light toffee, mild vanilla, light vinyl, earthy greens, and light brown sugar. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a decent marzen, but that vinyl character in there really put me off, and there was no hint of the sweetness implied by the description.

11-05-2012 00:37:42 | More by TMoney2591
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ChitownEddy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-09-2012 07:38:06 | More by ChitownEddy
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mpdrago

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21%

02-06-2012 05:06:01 | More by mpdrago
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larbush

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

05-03-2012 23:56:56 | More by larbush
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21%

12-07-2013 07:16:38 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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illini4x4


4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-20-2012 00:34:22 | More by illini4x4
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

On-tap at Jake Melnick's. Served in a taster stange.

A - Quick-dissolving off-white foam settles to a thin ring and a few wisps on top, but minimal lace is left behind. Lightly hazed amber body.

S - This is odd - the beer smells like gingerbread cookies. There's some lightly toasty malt character too, but mostly it's a mix of cookie sweetness, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. I'm guessing the spices are from the Hoja santa.

T - Again, quite strange for an Oktoberfest. There's a toasty malt backdrop, some caramel sweetness, red fruits, sugary cookies, and pumpkin pie-esque spices.

M - Pleasant medium carbonation, medium body, smooth texture, no alcohol, clean finish.

D - If you've ever wondered what would happen if you crossed a pumpkin spice beer with an Oktoberfest, this is pretty much the answer. It's definitely unique, and not entirely 'my thing', but it's solidly crafted and delivers what it promises.

12-09-2011 15:18:17 | More by MasterSki
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ILLEGALSMILEs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-16-2012 19:06:45 | More by ILLEGALSMILEs
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Florida9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-10-2011 21:33:31 | More by Florida9
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

01-16-2012 03:42:10 | More by jophish17
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-12-2012 17:56:06 | More by jrpapajcik
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sbricker

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-18-2012 03:40:47 | More by sbricker
Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
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