Hitzig Frau | Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
madfoxbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

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Added by mdfb79 on 09-24-2011

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Ratings:
8
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
6.39%
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blackie
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Review entered from notes. Draft at the brewpub into a tall lager glass. The beer is a clear, lighter copper in color with a low white head. A light, grainy malt body carries some caramel notes, bread, and a red apple sweetness. Lighter in body with a moderate carbonation. The beer is fairly light and, as other have said, focuses on the grain aspect. Balance and more character would aid this. Slight grassy hop note and a low bitterness on the finish. An okay to good oktoberfest.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer is a pale amber bordering on a brownish orange. It's a little on the light side for the style. Smell has a very nice floral note that mixes well with the caramel notes. However, the taste is a too hoppy and floral with a malt note that's a little too light. The body is medium body but on the lighter side. Not bad but needs a bit more malt.

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Photo of LJugel
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Mad Fox last night. Served in a pilsner glass.

Pours a very clear light copper color with a thin white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries very light caramel along with a bit of bready grain. Light floral and earthy hops in the background, leading to a well-rounded marzen. The flavor is hit a bit too hard by the grain aspect of the beer without anything really rounding it out. Nice and simple, though not thoroughly enjoyable. Light and crisp body with a very mild bitterness. Pretty good, but a bit too thin and in need of a bit more malt and hop character.

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Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the menu: "Mad Fox Oktoberfest Lagerbier brings a bit of Munich Oktoberfest to Falls Church. We start with German Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts and German Hersbrucker hops and ferment with a Bavarian lager yeast. This produces a deep burnished gold colored beer with a rich toasty malt aroma and flavor and enough hops to keep the malt in cheek with a beautiful, highly drinkable balance. Prosit!"

Had on tap this afternoon at lunch.


a - Pours a somewhat transparent dark golden color with one inch of white head and high carbonation evident. Some light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of wheat, grain, bready malts, and some sweet fruit or corn. A good deal sweeter than the taste, but nice.

t - Tastes of wheat, grain, sweet bready malts. Very bready and grainy, but not bad.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a decent Oktoberfest beer. A little lacking in the nose and a lot of grain and bready malts, but overall nice and easy to drink. Would try it again.

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Photo of billab914
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Hitzig Frau from Mad Fox Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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