Foamer’s Folly Brewing in Pitt Meadows, BC gives us their Middle Man Marzen.
The beer is a deep red-amber, very clear with light carbonation bubbles visible. The head is light tan and dense.
The nose is heavy on malt with that distinct German “beer-y” smell of mashed grains with a slight boozy backbone. No hops are detectable on the nose but the malt aromas are deep and inviting.
Hops are much more distinct on the first sip with an herbaceous, celery bitterness pairing against subtly sweet malt and toasted biscuit flavours. The hop flavours hang on forever while the malt fades fairly quickly.
Crisp and fresh this makes a good sipper. The hops linger too long to session this Marzen but with a good bratwurst or salty pretzel this would be perfect.