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October 7, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest bottle Picmonkey



Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Chico, California

Style: Märzen

Alcohol: 6%

IBUs: 30

Serving Style: bottles, kegs (our sample from draft)

Availability: Seasonal, nationwide

Appearance:   “A deep golden shade or maybe you’d call it a light amber.”

Aroma:   “There’s some hoppiness, but what I get is more of the malty personality.”

Taste:   “That toasty maltiness is obvious at the front end, but then the flavor segues into some middle-palate to finishing bitterness that gives it just a little bite—but not too much. Richly-flavored, but not cloying or syrupy. Pretty satisfying overall.”

Food Affinity:   “Well, those big Bavarian pretzels with some dark mustard would go great right now. If you were taking home a six-pack I’d say serving with bratwurst would be seem likely, or even some pork and boiled or steamed vegetables if you’re feeling ambitious.”

  --Guest reviewer Karl Wersching works in technology

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