Oktoberfest Marzen | Tighthead Brewing Company

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Average: 3.75 | pDev: 11.47%

Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 15

German Märzen / Oktoberfest | 5.50% ABV

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Tighthead Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Notes: Fall availibility. 
Very Good
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 15
Photo of steveh
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just found this seasonal from the brewery-down-the-street. I sampled it on tap last year and liked it, let's see how it holds up in cans.

Canned on 8/23/17. Poured into my short Becher glass.

A -- Rather hazy, deep orange-copper color with a fizzy, eggshell colored head that dies rather quickly.

S -- Sweet bready, earthy malts.

T -- Nutty, rather earthy malts with a good balance of spicy hops in the finish. Aftertaste of nutty malts and spicy hops and a light hint of caramel.

F -- Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with a light-medium body.

O -- The cloudy appearance and rather flat carbonation make this pretty lackluster for an Oktoberfest. I wish there was more melanoidin character coming through as well. I wish I was more enthusiastic with the brewery being in my neighborhood -- I'd love a good local Festbier, as is -- this is more American Amber Lager than Märzen.

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Photo of Beric
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving: 28 Oct 2016
Serving: On tap, 4oz sampler

This was the first and one of the only Tighthead brews I was really let down by. The beer was very thin and rather flavorless- little malt notes of any type and lacking any sort of presence.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at the tasting room.

I missed the debut party for this brew, but at least they still had some left over for me to enjoy tonight. Good deal. It pours a clear tawny-orange topped by a finger or so of off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, very light orange peel, very light caramel, light honey, and a decidedly light hint of flowers and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more orange zest, flowers, and grass, allowing the mild bitterness of the latter to shine more, to provide a pleasant counterpoint to the sweeter biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish. Overall, a very nice, enjoyable O-Fest from the States...good times...

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Oktoberfest Marzen from Tighthead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 15 ratings