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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Gordon Biersch - Marzen

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Gordon Biersch Marzen
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
357 E. Taylor Street
San Jose, CA USA
Est. 1988 

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.8 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Copper to amber color.
Malty sweet with whiffs of hops.
Caramel tan head that has little lacing.
Minimal carbonation.
Malty taste with slight hops finish.
Light to medium bodied.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
I really enjoyed Gordon Biersch's Fest Bier, which also happens to be in the Marzen/Octoberfest style. The trouble is, this one is a straight up Marzen, and it failed to deliver. It was a bit harsh and more bitter than expected for the style.  Could have been mishandled. Could be that it's about 6 months past Octoberfest deliveries. Hmmm. Will have to try another time this year.

So what's a guy to do when Marzens are one of his all-time favorite styles?  Nothing to do except go dig up one that will please. Sorry, not this time.

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