I am going to try and knock out a few more marzen/Oktoberfest reviews in the next couple weeks, I fell a little behind in my review schedule with all of the crazy news in the local beer scene over the last few weeks. So even if a few of these Octoberfest reviews bleed into November, and if some of the beers are no longer available, keep these in mind as seasonal releases to try next fall! While Wormtown Brewing is definitely best known for their hoppy beers, led by their omnipresent Be Hoppy IPA, they are also making a stellar array of lagers, led by their Mass Produced Lager series (quality beer along with a clever play on words). Their fall seasonal is also a lager, a traditional German marzen simply named Wormtown Octoberfest. Wormtown Octoberfest is available during the fall months on draft and in 16 oz cans.
Wormtown Octoberfest pours clear reddish-orange with a solid white head. The aroma features some rich toasted malts. The flavor is malt forward, notes of bread dough, roasted nuts, and toffee but minimal sweetness. The malt flavor is balanced by some old-world hops, floral and herbal with just a hint of bitterness. Wormtown Octoberfest is light and easy-drinking, not too boozy at 5.2% ABV. The finish is what you would expect from a classic lager, crisp and clean with just a hint of residual malt flavor. This is another excellent lager from Wormtown, they have really shown proficiency with these styles. Grab some while it’s still in season! Hoppy Boston score: 4.5/5.
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