Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
Style: Oktoberfest Lager
Grain- Munich I
Hops - Tettnang
Yeast- Lager yeast originating from a Munich Lager Brewery
Water- Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2
Original Gravity: 14.2 Degrees Plato
IBU - 23 IBU
Color: 11 SRM
This beer is very special to us. It has consistently been one of our favorite beers of the year. Every year we look at this beer in a new light in relation to our process and malt knowledge. To us, the Oktoberfest style seems like more of a style that Germans get to have a little bit of fun with. We looked at it as a chance to better get to know our Munich I Malt, going with a 100% grain bill. It comes across so clean and malt forward, with our German Yeast Strain putting the malt on a pedestal and allowing the nuances of the Munich Malt to shine. Fist sip is all very bready malt with bread toast taking the lead. Every drink makes you come back wanting more! As the beer warms and sits on the palate, you really start seeing the subtle caramel and honey. This beer is an absolute joy to drink, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Aroma: Toast, Rich Malt, Slight Noble Aromatics
Appearance: Pours bright with a red hue, creamy head, great lacing.
Flavor: Clean fermentation characteristics are combined with a lasting malt impression. The rich and toasty malt profile comes from both ingredients and process. This recipe is 100% Munich I, and is responsible for giving the beer all of it's full body and toasted characteristics, while still lending no astringency and amazing mouthfeel. This malt is also responsible for the subtle characteristics of honey, very light caramel, and bread.
Mouthfeel: Silky and medium-light, with medium carbonation.