Saturday, September 29, 2012

Game Day Beer Review: Left Hand Brewing Octoberfest Marzen

If it's Fall, that must mean thing: it's time to head to the refrigerator and pull out a delicious craft beer.  True, we know we could say that Fall means just about anything, but it always feels nice to have an excuse to pop open a brew, and Fall gives us just that.  So if you're trying to figure out what to drink as the leaves begin to turn, you may want to follow this tip: Left Hand Octoberfest was one of the better tasting marzens we've had the opportunity to drink this month.

Brewery:  Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, Colorado

ABV: 6.00%

Mood: Snappy pop-ska mix in the air, as Save it for Later by The (English) Beat blares from Correspondent Ed's iPhone at the Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Smell: All malt, all the time.

Taste: It's not as sweet as the other marzens we've been drinking, with malt and mellow notes of toasty caramel, followed by a slightly metallic twang. I like it, though.

Overall: A pleasant beer, not too complex. Perfect for kicking back and watching a game.  Or sitting at the beach, as the case may be.  B

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