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AHA Guideline

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American-Style Màrzen/Oktoberfest

American-Style Màrzen/Oktoberfests are pale to reddish brown. Chill haze should not be perceived. Malt aroma should be light-toasted rather than strongly caramel, though a low level of light caramel character is acceptable. Bread- or biscuit-like malt aroma is acceptable. Fruity-ester and diacetyl aromas should be absent. Hop aroma is very low to medium-low. Sweet maltiness should dominate over clean hop bitterness. Malt character should be light toasted rather than strongly caramel, though a low level light caramel character is acceptable. Bread- or biscuit-like malt flavor is acceptable. Hop flavor is very low to medium-low. Hop bitterness is medium low to medium, and should not be aggressive or harsh. The American style of these classic German beers is distinguished by a comparatively greater degree of hop character. Fruity-ester and diacetyl aromas should not be perceived. Body is medium.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.050 - 1.060 (12.4 - 14.7)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.012 - 1.020 (3.1 - 5.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 4.00% - 4.70% (5.10% - 6.00%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (20 - 30)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 4 - 15 (8 - 30)