Saturday, May 22, 2010
Gordon-Biersch Marzen Amber
Just like the old recipe of this beer, Gordon-Biersch's Marzen Amber is very heavy on the malt...The beer was brewed very dark and strong to survive the long months in unrefrigerated cellars. The heavy emphasis on roasted and caramelized malt gives the brew a bittersweet, nutty taste - I liken it to lightly brewed, hazelnut or amaretto flavored coffee. It is a full-bodied brew, and is quite filling. There is very little hop flavoring, so the beer is grossly slanted towards the malts. I tend to enjoy a more hoppy brew, but this beer was good, and different which I can appreciate. Definitely best for colder weather!