Brew Review-Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest Märzen
The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (Leinenkugel’s or “leinies”) is a mid-sized/regional brewer that I became fond of when I was at University. Their beers were often more than reasonably priced, easy to find in stores, and they offered a variety of alternatives in the mostly Annheuser-Busch dominated market. This week I take a look at the their seasonal Oktoberfest Märzen.
This Leinie brew is a classic märzen style ale. Copper and amber in appearance with a yellowish head. There is not much of an aroma aside from a slightly floral bouquet. It boasts a blend of pale, caramel, and Munich hops. There are plenty of sweet malts to go along with the hops, which is fortunate because the hops taste didn’t do much for me. This märzen is not as spicy or complex as some of its competitors. It was not a very crisp drinking experience either (I had a fresh six pack).
Donald “Don” Von Matterhorn
Revelry and Recreational Sports Division
Von Matterhorn Industries International Unlimited Global Inc.