Dave Patterson of Maine Today highlights the local Oktoberfests available in Southern Maine.
“Rising Tide’s take on the märzen lager pours the palest shade of amber of the Oktoberfests in this roundup, with a yellowish red hue. Its nose gives off malt notes of subtle copper and cereal along with floral hop notes from the German hops. With the first sip, it’s clear that this märzen lager would fit in perfectly at Germany’s Oktoberfest. It has the clean, easy drinking characteristics of a lager with a nuanced malt complexity that makes you salivate.”