Russell Brewing Co. – Marzen Octoberfest Lager Review
A Marzen is a German style lager that is traditionally brewed for Octoberfest. As an amber-copper colour this is fairly dark for a traditional lager but bang on for Marzen. This beer pours with two fingers of head that disperses fairly quickly and smells of German malts, toasted sweetness and a touch of hop. The flavour starts off light and builds into a full bodied lager. In the mid-section the toasted notes add depth and sweetness while the Munich malts add that German lager flavour which we all love. The mid section is also where the hops start to build from the German Hallertau Hops. There is nothing overpowering in the finish but it is lightly bittered along side a lingering caramel-toasted sweetness. The Russell Marzen is traditional, delicious and a great balance of weight and flavour. This is an excellent beer for a BC fall day.
Alcohol – 5.5%
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.25 (Private Liquor Store)
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Read the 2012 review Here