Midnight Project #3 Oxymoron

22 oz bottle.
Well, this certainly lives up to the name, a strange beer to say the least.
I don’t quite know how to describe this, but it drinks like a dry, hoppy Marzen. It’s odd because the last thing that you would associate with a lager of that basic description would be a dry character or a bitterness – odd.
Perfectly clear, the beer pours with a disappointingly scant head, not much lace and golden orange hue.
The nose is really rich and nice. It offers some classic sweet notes and some pretty malty notes – like a classic, German lager should. The tastes however cut in with a profound bitterness that is very dry. The hoppy notes seem really aggressive and the lingering dry tastes attack again in the aftertaste. Dry, dry, dry!
Odd, since the taste as described above does not suggest much drinkability, and indeed I would not want a lot of this, but the beer is not horrible.
I don’t get this at all.

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09/16/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 4
Overall: 3
Total: 3
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