Roak Brewing Co.

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German Märzen / Oktoberfest
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3.58 | pDev: 8.94%
Roak Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
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3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this at the brewery. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had faint grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with biscuit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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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

Thanks to superspak for this MI gem. Received in the chaos known as NBS BIF #8.

Golden amber hued and somewhat opaque. White foam rises almost a finger high, but quickly retreats to a meek white ring.
Smell begins with a rustic white bread note, a bit crackers, and some grassy, herbal notes. But one thing that jumped out at me was a hint of mineral water. That subtle taste is so distinct. It reminds me of when you have something from Hill Farmstead, the water is SO apparent...and glorious. I think that's what I'm getting here. A light peppery note peeks through as well.
Flavor is cracker, biscuit, mild sweetness akin to damp wheat bread. These are kept in line by a mild, drying hop note. Slightly earthy, and again I pick up a very pleasing mineral note. Reminds me of a Helles I once had in southern Bavaria.
Mouthfeel is medium to light. Carbonation is on the low to moderate side. Slightly slick on the finish.

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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into dimpled mug, canned on 8/2/2018. Pours slightly hazy medium golden/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. A touch fruity/yeasty, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with bready malts and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness of bready malts and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 5.4%. Overall this is a very nice Festbier. All around nice robustness of bready malts and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful for the ABV, and not overly sweet. Very clean and rich pils/Munich malt showcase; with nice earthy hop balance against sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Roaktoberfest from Roak Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 7 ratings