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Red Prince | Fort Hill Brewery

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4.05/5
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11 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fort Hill Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
forthillbrewery.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,652
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
pDev:
4.2%
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of RockHop
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great session beer. Nice amber red hue with plenty of carbonation and ample head. Aroma was citrusy, but that didn’t come through in the flavor profile. Not as bready as other marzen, but tasty and full bodied. Just the right amount of hop bite, subtle and rounds the beer out.

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Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Deep amber-red pour from the can into a tulip glass. The head is thick and foamy and peaks at about an inch high. Fairly good retention but lackluster spotty lacing. Up to a light the brilliant red is accentuated by the beer's clarity.

S- On the whole the aroma delivered is mostly from the grains, appropriate for a Marzen. Toasty, bready and sweet notes are the most prominent with hints of fruit, spice, earth and yeasty bread beyond that.

T- Certainly not the richest or most decadent Marzen but the beer brings a good deal of malts and some influence from the ferment and hops. Lacks a bit of oomph the aroma had but bready, toasty and moderately sweet malts with spicy, earthy and fruity (slight raisin/pear feel) hints secondary to the barley. A medium level of sweetness but never too little or too much for the style.

MF- Medium bodied with a puffy and frothy consistency. The carbonation comes at a moderately high level and it ends with a light, clean spicy bitterness.

Fort Hill had some growing pains in the first year or so but ever since they have been pumping out consistently good lagers and hoppy beers at the best prices in the local market. Always nice when a brewery does a style that isn't the flavor of the moment and keeps the quality high.

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Photo of Octoberist
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billybob
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smb71481
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsouza
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kayakguy
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can purchased Aug.14 2017 so it was fresh October Fest. Poured a deep Bronze with two inch head. Smell of Carmel and malt. Great taste. $8.99"a six pack.

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Photo of musicsherlock
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz Can with green dot on bottom, no date

pours a burnt orange, mostly clear with effervescence. Off white head
smell of earth, biscuit, bread
nice sweet and bitter taste, lingering sweetnes, malts of course
nice carbonation, a little sticky aftertaste
overall an excellent Marzen, can't wait to try again in cooler weather

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Red Prince from Fort Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 11 ratings