This Saturday’s Brew Review is Leinenkugel Oktoberfest. This is a Marzen style beer, traditionally brewed in German caves starting in March and served until summer. The stock gets depleted in October, hence the name Marzen (I just looked it up, by the way.) The local beer store had a sixpack of these guys waiting for me on a shelf. Not bad, 6 bucks for 6 beers. Well worth it for a review.
When it became beer-thirty on the old clock, it was time to pop one open and inhale the aroma from the bottle. It smelled great and I knew right then I wouldn’t be wasting my time on this concoction. I took a sip and then all the good tastes hit my palate. Not heavy, not light. Just right with a small remainder on the back of the tongue.
Pouring it into the mug released a thick, bubbly head and nice amber color. A swig suggested toned down taste peaks, and an ever so slight sweetness manifested itself in the ensuing swigs. I surprised myself when the last few ounces left the bottle because it seemed so quick. Man! That went fast!
This is a great beer. I suggest you pick up a sixer when you’re feeling pretty good about yourself and what you’ve accomplished for the week. Reward yourself with this foamy amber treat before supplies run out. You deserve it.