Howe Sound Brewing Co. – Sea to Sky Märzen

Howe Sound Brewing Co. – Sea to Sky Märzen

Rating

3.75 out of 5
Appearance
4 out of 5
Aroma
4 out of 5
Flavour
4 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

3.9
3.9 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Marzen
  • Brand: Howe Sound Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Light, clean, malty and flavourful Märzen.

  • Cons:

    Hard to find

  • Conclusion:

    While hard to find, this Märzen is worth the effort and is a great representation of the style.

Howe Sound Brewing Co Sea to Sky Marzen BottleHowe Sound Brewing Co. – Sea to Sky Märzen Review

The seventh beer in Howe Sound Brewing Company’s Sea to Sky series is another German style beer, the Sea to Sky Märzen.  The beer pours from the bomber bottle a clear amber colour with one finger of off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing behind.  Buscuit and bready malt tones dominate the aromas from the beer and are paired with caramel notes and light grassy tones.  In the mouth the S2S Märzen presents flavours of caramel and buscuits.  Hops are incredibly subtle and used only to provide balance, creating a light and clean beer with a smooth finish.  The bitterness created by the hops is mild but balanced and still lets the malt character shine through.

Alcohol – 5.0% ABV
IBU – 20
Malts – Pilsner, 2-Row, Munich, Victory, Carapils
Hops – Saaz, Hallertau
Size – 650mL

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Jeremy Nemanishen

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Comments

  1. Mike
    Mike 18 January, 2017, 16:46

    I love that Howe Sound is finally doing more experimentation. I have always really like there beer but they had gone stagnant on new beers for quite a while.

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    • Jeremy Nemanishen
      Jeremy Nemanishen Author 18 January, 2017, 17:00

      This series is definitely a good way to show off their talents. Really enjoying what they’re producing.

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      • Mike
        Mike 18 January, 2017, 17:02

        Same here. I have not had to many yet but every one I have had was quite tasty.

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