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Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen Lager - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our most technical brew to make and one of our only lagers. The colder and longer fermentation requires precision and patience. True to the Maarzen style, copious amounts of German Vienna, Carapils, and Munich Malts lend a sweetness people ask for all year! German Tradition and Czech Saaz hops are added post boil to really authenticate this fantastic crowd favorite!

14 IBU

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 10-21-2002)
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bjoyce12

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eh, not a bad example of an Octoberfest, but not a great one either. Many others that are vastly superior(Thomas Hooker for one). This Newport Storm issue lacks the flavor and body expected of an Octoberfest. OK nose, nice color, OK taste, but certainly nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 19:44:17 | More by bjoyce12
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There is plenty to marvel at in this otherwise simple, ordinary looking beer. For one, its honey colour hits the light with a copper sheen and seems to glimmer. Like its highlights, transparency remains intact despite a soft-pressing haziness. Curiously, bubbles and strings of white foam are found bountifully on the glass but almost nowhere on the beer's surface.

The aroma may be subtle on first impression, but it conceals a wealth of aromatics. Notes of toasted walnuts and toffee brittle coverup for a pungently earthy, grassy bitterness. Curiously, it's neither markedly sweet nor bitter. The hops have a spicy but lemony combination like something off a Thai-food menu, yet they have a distinctly continental European profile. This is hoppy enough that I'm starting to think of it as a Kellerbier.

A few sips confirm that the brewer used a) the right variety of malts, and b) the right amount of malt. Only a combination of Vienna, Carapils, and Munich makes for a beer with this brand of rich, chewy, toasted nut flavour. A dry, pungently earthy, but also somewhat spicy bitterness reveals that the proper variety of hops were also used. Given how long that earthiness rings out on the finish, I'd say the right amount too.

Lagers such as these necessitate colder and longer fermentation, meaning precision and patience. Fortunately good things come to those who wait. This lager is clean as a whistle (no yeasty or alcohol esters) and drinks with wholesomeness. The malts are rich and thick enough to warrant chewing; just as every drop of sweet liquid was extracted from the grain, so too I want to extract every last drop from this bottle.

Chewy, caramelized malts and grassy, citrusy hops would make Homecoming King and Queen at just about any beer prom I'd host. This combination (in the shape of Kellerbiers or some variations of Märzens, like this one) is often avoided because it demands a degree of technically difficulty and quality of ingredients that, frankly, many brewers don't possess. Newport Storm, however, obviously does. Fantastic job, guys!

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A - Not-quite-crystal clear golden amber, with around a finger of head that quickly drops, but it leaves a sheet of lacing down the glass.

S - Nice caramelly malts, maybe a touch of esters or phenols or something that seems like it comes from the yeast. There's also something a little off, but I can't place it. Maybe diacetyl? It is a little buttery. The more I smell the more I notice whatever that slightly unpleasant off-flavor is.

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Newport Storm Oktoberfest Marzen Lager from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.