Style: Amber Ale (Marzen)
Appearance: Auburn with a clingy, foamy head.
Nose: Sweet, malty, slightly fruity
On the palate: medium-bodied, with a lot of sweetness and spicy hops on initial entry. Lots of malt, hoops, sweetness, whole wheat toast and a whiff of smoke. Not particularly complex but well-balanced and goes well with my lunch of saltines and summer sausage.
Finish: Long, hoppy and bitter, but not unpleasantly so.
Parting Words: This is a very well-executed edition of the classic malty Bavarian Oktoberfest-type beer. It’s more aggressive than most beers of the same style, but that’s not a bad thing. Recommended.