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Creekfestbier Lager | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
43 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
neshaminycreekbrewing.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditionally brewed in March just before brewing was banned for the Summer, Märzenbiers are malty, smooth, clean, and rich lagers that have a distinctive malt backbone and complexity for a style that can be so understated. Brewed with German Munich and Pilsen malts as well as German Hallertau and Tettnanger hops, this distinctive brew is conditioned at cold lagering temperatures for five months; some things you just can’t rush. This is a true Oktoberfest offering, one that is prominently featured during our Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery, and at 5.2% ABV it’s a crisp, smooth, and easy to drink beer perfect for the chilly Fall nights ahead.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,908
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 12
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

canned 9/19/18, reviewed 10/7/18

Look- clear copper golden with a 1/2 finger off white head and rings of lacing

Aroma- Sweet, bready malt w/floral and grassy hops

Taste- slightly sweet bready malt w/nice melanoidin toastiness and somewhat assertive floral hops with just a bit of a grassy taste as well; just a little bitterness

Feel- medium-light bodied, finishes with some lingering sweetness and bitterness

Overall- good marzen with nice melanoidin toastiness, but the sweetness of the malt lingers a bit too long for my tastes

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobier10
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can, sticker on the 4-pack holder has a Julian date of "264 17" so it was canned on September 21, 2017.

Deep amber color with an off-white head. Five months of lagering has served this beer well, as the clarity is brilliant. Great-looking Märzen.

Lightly toasted malt aroma with a touch of caramel. Light floral hops in the background. Clean malt flavor, but there's a lingering sweetness that detracts from the beer just slightly.

A little chalky in the finish. Medium bodied. Not as bready as most of the top-tier Märzens but a damn good effort here. One of the better American versions I've had.

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Photo of Buck89
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mildly hazy amber color with a rich light tan head. Hearty aromas of brown bread, some floral hoppy notes, yeast, and caramel. A deep bready, malty flavor. The hops were there but restrained with faint earthy and floral notes. Slightly sweet with a bit of caramel and toffee. Dry and crisp with medium body. Very enjoyable.

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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark amber with a finger-and-a-half of light tan foam head. This lasts a good while and leaves heavy rings of lacing.

Heavy caramel malt with dry yeast in the nose.

Sweet, syrupy caramel just shy of burnt up front in the taste with a bready, yeasty quality added mid-platate leading to a pretty clean finish.

Medium to heavy bodied for the style with a touch of syrupy heft and strong carbonation.

This has all the right elements of a Marzen style Oktoberfest, but the yeast is a tad too heavy for my taste. Love the can art.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

10/8/16...pours rich bright amber with fluffy head of 1/4 inch white pillowed foam. Spicy malt nose. Smooth malty taste, heavy caramel flavoring. Chewy. Malty, yet crisp, simple straightforward excellent Octoberfest.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. Clear honey brown body with a thick white head. Great lacing and retention. Aromas of toasted malt, bread, caramel and toffee. Flavors are lots of semi-sweet caramel malt, a bit of roast, dough and a touch of nuttiness. A really fantastic beer, I very much enjoyed this.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BillBarker
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kwa357
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +3.9%

I like this beer it was very good.
Pours a rich copper with a tall beige head.
Smells malty and bready and the taste is similar with a big biscuit malt taste.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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Creekfestbier Lager from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 43 ratings