Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a frosted pint glass.
A - 1-finger head dissipated quickly, leaving circular lace on the surface that remained until the glass was almost finished. Foggy apricot/orange/copper color.
S - This beer really needed to warm up to release the nose, but as it did, it's mouthfeel changed, too. Early on, whole wheat biscuit. As it warmed, fruit candy and honey showed up along with subtle, soft hops.
T - Creamy malt. Yummy. Caramel, apricot, mandarin orange, figs, and buttery wheat biscuit all flowed over the tongue. Light hops on the finish gives it a nice, subtle balance that cleans off the sugar.
M - Creamy smooth, almost chewy at first. Reasonably substantive body with medium carbonation. Palate gets cleaned on the finish from the hops that lingers and makes you want to reach for another taste. Early on while chilled, this would be a great beer to polish off rather quickly after a good bike ride when you want refreshment and carbs. Once it warms up, it becomes more of a beer you fill your mouth with and enjoy on the tongue before swallowing.
D - A delicious, malty sweet Marzen well-balanced on the finish that makes it easy to reach for another. Goes great with buttered popcorn watching movies. Because of its malt dominance, I'd look to pair it with something like brats and sauerkraut.
Are there better Marzens out there? Sure, but you could do much worse than enjoying a few pints of this beer in the cooler days of fall, especially if you're not a hop head.
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2010 11:32:44 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
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