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Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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4.33/5  rDev +17%
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.

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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.

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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.

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Vida Y Muerte Muertzenbier from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.