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Sagemehl Stadt | Sawdust City Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
sawdustcitybrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by DaPan on 10-31-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,066
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
pDev:
7.28%
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by yancot:
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3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tallboy can from the LCBO; dated Sept 2 2016 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a clear, effervescent orange-amber colour, tossing up roughly one finger of frothy, off white-coloured head in the process. It wilts and disappears within a minute or two, leaving behind a modest collar and a smooth, even layer of thin foam. Bready, doughy malts and light caramel sweetness on the nose, with a touch of biscuit and grassy, spicy noble hops.

Very nice, quaffable German amber lager - not too sweet, or too dry, and definitely not bland. Plenty of clean pale malt goodness; grainy, doughy and nutty, and perhaps just a tad biscuity, with restrained caramelized sugar sweetness patrolling the background throughout the sip. Noble hops start to come through on the back end, with grassy, herbal hops imparting a slight bitterness that doesn't quite manage to fully balance the somewhat saccharine bent of the malt bill. Light-bodied, with relatively mild carbonation levels that mange to meekly prickle the palate with each sip; the mouthfeel is smooth and slightly slick. Bonus points for being ridiculously easy to drink - and the low abv actually makes this a better session option than a lot of the märzens/festbiers out there.

Final Grade: 3.94, a B+. Sawdust City doesn't put out all that many lagers - but this Sägemehl Stadt Festbier of theirs suggests that they're still quite capable of producing respectable ones, when they want to. It's not exactly perfect - this festbier's just a little too sweet for me - which may repel some BAs, and in general sort of muffles and distracts from the hops. Still, its drinkability is top-notch, which is evident from the fact that the glass was empty within 20 minutes of being poured. Worth a try, and something I'll probably return to, but a little too pricey to become a fall staple.

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Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StormAles
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ikidunot
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from the lcbo for around $3.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

473ml can served cold into a pint glass. Another LCBO purchase for $3.25 CDN. This can might be elderly as it's a September 2, 2016 canning date. This edition advertised as 5.0% ABV.

Appearance- pours a semi clear dark amber coloured beer. A fine finger of white head is poured and lingers for quite a bit. Minimal traces of lacing stick around.

Smell - grainy with some caramel sweetness and hints of fall spices. Has that damp fall aroma bringing thoughts of falling leaves, pumpkins and chillier temperatures.

Taste - clean with plenty of grain and some sweetness. Caramel is dialed back some but corn sweetness permeates. A little thinner on taste than many of the other examples.

Mouthfeel - good carbonation, with a lighter than average body, above average carbonation and a certain thinness to the feel. I tend to prefer a heavier bodied beer in the style but it's not bad.

Overall - a perfectly serviceable if not exemplary rendition of the style. Would enjoy again, but I think better and more German options exist for the same price.

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Photo of eberesford
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Frm a 473ml can from the LCBO. Pours a clear mid amber with an off white head that settles to a thin foam that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma: bready / biscuity malts, some light herbal hop - not intrusive. Flavour biscuit malts, some honey, light but persisten bitterness. Medium light body, good carbonation.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nullbort
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pootz
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can from LCBO - poured a light amber, clear, small white cap. Aroma was faint - bready, malt sweetness, some herbal tones. Flavor was malty-caramel with some woody noble hops but the finish does not dry out like a Marzen should. It's also too light on the palate for a Oktoberfestbier. I have never been disappointed in this brewer but this is the first time - not a very authentic fest marzen and it was not lagered long enough to get rid of some green beer tastes..........maybe my mistake was sampling this after an Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen.

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Photo of Cycle69
4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Electros
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simon212
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TerryW
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sagemehl Stadt from Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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