Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Guy at the liquor store recommended this one, and I do love me some Märzenbier. I found it to be an interesting take on the style, considerably creamier (thereby sweeter) than some more traditional offerings.
The color looks pretty good, an orange-red/copper tone with an 'antique white' head (imagine just slightly aged paper). The head is gone fairly rapidly, leaving behind only a little lace.
I found the nose underwhelming and distressing. Alcohol came through first, followed by a rather flat malty smell.
The taste was another story, and as I alluded to earlier, different than most. Certainly a buttery beer, caramel malt overwhelming the munich malt flavor. Maybe a tinge of bitterness on the backside. All in all, very drinkable.
The creaminess chimes in a bit too much in the mouthfeel, making this beer feel almost heavy. I would deem this a bit of a puzzle, because despite this, the beer seemed crisp and smooth. Maybe I'm having an off night.
Verdict: one of the more pronounced oktoberfests in terms of flavor. It certainly beats out most of the pale-malted, noble-hopped, domestic excuses for the genre that turn up too frequently.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2010 18:39:43 | More by AmberMan22
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