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Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-09-2011

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).
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of cjgator3
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Overall pretty average, nothing worth buying again.

Photo of LacquerHead
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It was okay. I was expecting a little bit more flavor. But it was a good take on the marzen style.

Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of rel
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%

One the nose, and when you first taste this reminds you of a pumpkin beer because of the spice, but once the flavors mellow on your plate you get a residual sweetness that lingers like candy. Then the spices and sweetness work together to make this like a Mexican dessert beer. Very unique and recommended.

Photo of MasterSki
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
83 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.