The Craft & Co Marzen

Style
Marzen
ABV
5.3%
Bitterness
23 IBU

What better way is there to recognise Oktoberfest in Australia than by brewing a Marzen, the beer style most often associated with the world’s most famous Volksfest. The amber lager is traditionally brewed in March and lagered for months before being drunk by the litre9s) by the six million attendees at the Munich festival. While The Craft & Co’s take on the beer style may not be enjoyed by quite as many drinkers, there’s still much of the traditional about the beer. It pours a clear, dark amber to red hue, while aromas of sweet raisin rise instantly from the beer along with a hit of caramel.

You'll also pick up a sweet, bready quality amid the beer's somewhat velvety texture yet, despite the sweetness, like the Marzens of Bavaria, the beer has a crisp and dry finish. This, head brewer Heath McVeigh says, is likely thanks to the triple decoction method of brewing – one that resulted in a 13-hour brew day. Decoction is an historical method of brewing where a small amount of the mash is taken out and heated before being returned to the main mash. This, as well as the month long lagering period, has resulted in a clean finish. Patience, after all, is a virtue.

Will Ziebell

Published October 23, 2017

Name
The Craft & Co - Collingwood
Address

390 Smith Street
Collingwood
VIC 3066

Phone
(03) 9417 4755
Open Hours

Wed to Sat: 12pm to 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm

HCH 2024 B
AIBA 2024 entries B2

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