Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Marzen

On Monday, the other half had a craving for burgers. So, we headed to Princeton to grab one at Alchemist & Barrister. They had this beer on draft and I ordered it for myself, but the other half ended up liking it, so I switched brews with her. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5.8%

Style: Marzen/Oktoberfest

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our Oktoberfest Amber Märzen is the amber colored version of the traditional Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen. The Original has firmly established itself at the Munich Oktoberfest and meanwhile wins out against the traditional Märzen. The Original boasts a golden amber color, typical malt aromas, defined by the various malting barley from the Bavarian countryside, complemented by a pleasantly light hoppy note — a taste sensation for every beer connoisseur.”

Random: Why is there a giant Aflac duck float in the parade?

This brew poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left slight lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, sienna color with light carbonation visible. The nose was nutty and malty with toast. The taste had sweet notes with caramel malt, toffee and toast with a touch of honey. After it warmed, there were some mineral notes. The body was on the lighter side of medium body with light carbonation. I thought the carbonation should have been dialed up a bit, especially for the style. The finish was long and malty with toast. Although this wasn’t the best beer I’ve had of the style, it was crisp and solid, even if it was on draft well after the season.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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