Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing’s Lazy Marmot

Mar 13, 2014 2 Comments

Grand Teton Brewing Lazy Marmot Review IMG_7704

One of the things I cherish most about having lived in southern Bavaria are the seasons. Sure winters can be cold and grey, but when spring blooms Muenchen (Munich) comes alive with green, flowers, and spring celebrations like local Fruelingsfest (spring festivals that are essentially mini-Oktoberfests, but without the tourists).  The warm temperatures and local Fests are a great way to shrug off winter’s chill and embrace the forthcoming Biergarten season.

Grand Teton’s Lazy Marmot Maibock speaks to this annual rejuvenation of life in Bavaria by carrying on the tradition of Maibock style beers.  Just as it should be the Marmot is strong but not overwhelming and a serene example of what an American brewed German spring style lagers should be.

Here’s my complete review:

Grand Teton Brewing Co. Lazy Marmot Maibock Lager (7.8% alc)
Pours hazy tequila sunrise/light amber in color with a minimal head. Nose expresses notes of brown sugar and inviting candied citrus orange with hints of carbonation and the classic weight of the brewery’s pristine water.  Light, crisp, and fresh upfront with a malty yeasty component bocks are known for, the palate builds into the flavor of a blissful nutty butterscotch blondie along with a touch of toastiness.  Not overly sweet and still a beer, the Marmot just makes you crave for additional sips and eventually another bottle.

Bottomline: Marmot is ideal for German lager enthusiasts and those who appreciate a well structured/nuanced beer.

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2 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing’s Lazy Marmot”

  1. Eva says:

    You are indeed very fortunate Jed, living in Europe was a dream of mine but it never happened! But we have been lucky enough to be able to get over there every few years (perhaps a bit longer these days :-( ) and enjoy the culture and libations. I can almost feel spring popping up in crocuses and various spring flowers making these festivals that you mentioned so much more exciting in anticipation of summer. Even though I am one (a tourist) I do prefer to travel during the off peak times because I really hate the mess and hoards of people everywhere, plus I really enjoy feeling like a local. I’ve only had an opportunity to drive through Muenchen but we’ve stayed a few days in Köln once and it was fantastic — I hope to go back and be able to experience such beers in the authentic environments.

  2. Sportschump says:

    Friday night went off without a hitch.

    Now for Saturday and Monday.

    Stay tuned…..

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