Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Powerhouse Oktoberfest, a Märzen/Oktoberfest by Powerhouse Restaurant & Brewery

From the Powerhouse "beer menu":
Made with Pilzen, Vienna, and light crystal malt, then enhanced with a subtle Hallertau hopping. Finally fermented with a famous German lager yeast.

On tap. Oktoberfest arrives with a yellow-orange body and thin white head. It leaves behind almost no lacing. Carbonation is very soft.

It smells like other Märzens and Oktoberfests. The main aromas are caramel malts, buttery yeast, and light floral hops. The flavors are nutty, buttery, a faint cardboard and/or wood bark, and light spiciness.

Oktoberfest has a buttery texture on the tongue that is accompanied by a pretty good alcohol kick (due to its 7.5% ABV).

A good lager for a somewhat gray October night.

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