Tasting: October 5, 2011
Style: Oktoberfest (Marzen)
As mentioned there is “the big six” among Munich Oktoberfest beers — This is my fourth from that group. I suspect that Lowenbrau and Augustiner will be hard to find but, I’ll keep looking. This one is also 5.8% ABV. It is also one of my contributions to the “pop-swap” this month. Our theme is Black and Brown. Craig argued that this shouldn’t qualify as brown — but after I pour this one — it’s definitely brown. Looks remarkably the same as the Hacker-Pschorr pour. It’s clear brown and quite still. A little fizzy on my first sip. The sweetness of the pilsner malt is subtle — almost too subtle. I’m picking up some biscuity bread flavors before a very awkward buttering hop closes this one out. I’ll have to put it well behind Hof Brau and Hacker Pschorr — at 80 points.
Read the rest of the Oktoberfest series HERE