Beer Review: Marz Splash APA

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Marz Community Brewing is certainly one of Chicago’s hottest and most hyped breweries around right now. Splash is one of their newest beers, an APA which is fruity but not fruited. I love Maria’s packaged goods and have had a great number of Marz beers there and have tried to grab up some Marz beers as they have expanded their packaging. Splash comes in at 6% ABV.

Appearance: Very hazy golden yellow color with almost no head. Great lacing. Amazing label, Marz has great packaging and branding and it makes their beers very appealing to a general consumer.

Nose: Very fruity, like a now and later. Melon, apricot, strawberry, grapefruit, banana and passionfruit. Very interesting nose filled with a ton of different and polarizing fruit aromas.

Taste/Mouth: Very juicy and fruity. Mild bitterness, melon, tropical fruit and pineapple. Finishes slightly dry but mostly finishes with a lingering fruit flavor. Feels a little over carbonated honestly but still an easy drinking APA.

Price/Availability: Newer release from Marz availability is decent in Chicago as they continue to expand. $9 for a pint and then some, always where Marz fails a little since that price point feels really high.

Overall: A good beer that I could drink regularly if not for the price tag. I would certainly grab this beer if I saw it on draft somewhere like Marias and be pretty excited, as the price would probably be better. The price of a bottle and mouthfeel of the beer bring it down in my book. This seems to be a common issue I have with Marz beers. On the brightside though this beer has awesome and unique aromas and some solid flavors, I would have it again but not regularly buy or seek it out.

Grade: B-

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