Rising Tide Brewing Company

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German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #170
Ranked #27,178
3.81 | pDev: 7.35%
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of puboflyons
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 16 oz. can marked 08/22/19. Sampled on October 9, 2019.

The appearance is a caramel colored light amber with good clarity, bubbly carbonation, and a short-lived off-white head

Nice aroma of toasted caramel or butterscotch malts with a lower profile earthy sensation but unfortunately a kind of vegetable oil note.

Light to medium body.

Same crackery malt sweetness in the taste but a slightly cleansing earth bitterness on the back side. This is a favorite style of mine but this one doesn't quite meet my expectations.

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Photo of Amendm
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A moderate pour from a 16-oz. can (08/22/19) yields a finger of white creamy froth with average retention and sliding spots of lace. Gold-shiny copper color with a slight haze.

Hops greet the nose with white bread and wheat toast, some biscuit and Triscuit-like malt.

Sweet malty taste (semi-sweet at 1st) with toasted wheat and baked bread, subtle citrus and melon. The finish is neutral and mildly bitter as a baking-spice bite builds. The aftertaste has sweet spice (fennel and cardamom) with mild fruity and flowery hops lingering.

Medium light body, average+ carbonation. Smooth and clean with a mild wheat presents.
Lighter body, big malt taste, more of a Fest Bier than a Marzen...it's a little wheaty.

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Photo of jrc1093
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 8/22/19

Pours a crystal clear honey gold with copper tinges, and capped with a few fingers of slightly off-white foam; excellent head retention leaves a thin, frothy cap/collar and thick, sticky rings of soapy lacing.

Aroma is bookended with smooth, dry malts and a robust punch of brown/rye bread, with a slightly cloying dose of sweet caramel and touches of honeyed grain in between; a lighter, but effective bouquet.

Taste shows a concentrated burst of toasty malt balance, also featuring light grass, honeyed grains, and rye bread crusts deepening the profile; mild flavor punch overall, but so incredibly well-balanced.

Mouthfeel has a light-moderate body with mild-moderate carbonation; smooth across the palate, with a finish of semi-dry, clean malt character and minor hop bittering.

A more subdued American Oktoberfest that, when it does peak, features an air of refinement and promise. The mild hop presence is a nice touch to the overall drinkability as well, and leaves this one consistently satisfying, even if more on the lighter side.

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Photo of Rubicj
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A bit of a generic "beer-y beer". Tastes good in each category, however nothing particularly stands out. A good beer to drink when you're not looking to be too distinguishing.

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Photo of hopalongcassidy2
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The label says "Marzen-style Lager", but it really isn't. It is quite hoppy, almost bitter, barely malty and with no autumnal "spice" aromatics. It's a decent beer, but it seems much more like a pale ale than a Marzen. Or perhaps a fusion.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can served in my Ayinger willibecker. Pours a lovely, translucent copper with a fluffy, half inch, bright white head embedded with tiny pinpricks. Nose is fairly subdued - the merest hint of caramel malt, a light grassy quality and a kiss of noble hops. Taste consistent with nose; albeit a little more amplified. There's also a some baked bread nuances present in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (closer to light) with a mild, even carbonation. All and all a drinkable festbier. Not cloying like many, but a little too unpronounced for the style.

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Oktoberfest from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 15 ratings