Staghorn Octoberfest - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.
A: Very clear, light amber color with one finger of off-white foam head that diminishes to a large and persistent pad. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and an occasional solitary bubble rises in the column.
S: Bready Munich malt is well developed, uplifted by and integrated with the breath of baker's yeast. Caramel is present in trace quantity, as is carbon dioxide.
T: Begins barely off-dry, with malt that is dynamically bready, both husky and refined. The hop contribution is minimal, just keeping flavors fresh with a nod toward balance. Acidity is kept under tight control, helping but never detracting. The greatest contribution from the acidity is a mellow mixed citrus quality that constitutes the only fruit component present. The middle sees a parade of more refined Munich and crystal malt flavors, followed by a finish that is soft, bready, and very forgiving.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, balanced and refreshing on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This beer is a genuine pace-setter among American-brewed amber lagers. There may be no better choice to show off the potential of New Glarus to brew a traditional and delicious German-style beer. It is deliciously malty and very palate-friendly--truly compelling.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2011 03:03:57 | More by beagle75
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Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
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