McLeod's Autumn Märzen Amber Lager (500ml Bottle)
Unlike a crisp, hoppy German-style Pilsner, this nod to traditional Oktoberfest lagers is all about the malt. Expect soft, elegant toast on the nose leading to full-bodied palate with wholemeal bread notes. Both smooth and refined with no hop character, the finish is balanced & clean leaving you yearning for another sip.
Oktoberfest is a German festival dating from 1810, and Oktoberfestbiers are the beers that have been served at the festival since 1818, and are supplied by 6 breweries: Spaten, Lowenbrau, Augustiner, Hofbrau, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr.Traditionally Oktoberfestbiers were the lagers of around 5.5 to 6 abv called Marzen - brewed in March and allowed to ferment slowly during the summer months.Originally these would have been dark lagers, but from 1872 a strong March brewed version of an amber-red Vienna lager made by Josef Sedlmayr became the favourite Oktoberfestbier.