Saturday, September 17, 2011
Game Day Beer Review: Brauerei Beck's Oktoberfest Marzen
Columnist James has returned with his thoughts on a true taste of Fall:
Beer: Brauerei Beck & Co. Oktoberfest Marzen
Presentation: Poured on draft into a 32 oz Beck's Oktoberfest promo mug at The Flying Saucer, Columbia, SC.
Appearance: Light brown / golden, with a decent two finger head that dissipates quickly to thin lace.
Aroma: Some light sweet malt, overpowered by yeast / almost vinegary skunk.
Taste: Not the rich, malty marzen taste we know and love; more like a malty lager with Becks' typical skunkiness layered in.
Overall: Fairly drinkable, faintly marzen style beer. An overall disappointment, but not surprising from Beck's. If you're like me and look forward to the marzens all Summer, it's best to skip this one. But at least I got a huge glass mug I can now throw spare change into. C-