For the first of four OktoFest beer reviews we start in Colorado with Left Hand Brewing. And to change things up, I am tasting this Marzen Lager paired with three cookies from the famous Diddy Riese in Westwood.
When tasting with the peanut butter cookie, the beer really helps lighten the buttery and heaviness of the peanut butter. The dark roast is a little too much for the peanut flavor though.
When it comes to the classic chocolate chip cookie, the match-up is a little too adversarial for me the beer wants to be lighter but the chocolate is too rich and sweet and doesn’t give up
Oddly, the chocolate chocolate chip works much better. The added sweetness gives a proper foil for the malt and carbonation.
Overall, the Left Hand Oktoberfest is light and lively with a bit of spice to it. A solid beer.