Archive for the Oktoberfest/Marzen Category

MAIERFEST LAGER

Posted in Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Rogue Brewery,  Portland, Oregon

  • 5.6%ABV
  • Almost no head to speak of.
  • Deep opaque terra cotta coloured, sign of some sediment floating around in there.
  • Nutty aromas, almond and peanut butter, very light hint of hops on the nose.
  • Gooseberries on the palate, some vegetable flavours and a little of the nuttiness comes through from the aroma.
  • Very light body, and very little carbonation, this beer has little staying power on the palate.
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OKTOBERFEST-MARZEN FESTIVAL LAGER

Posted in Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen, Reviews with tags , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Ayinger Brewery, Aying, Germany

  • Very strong and frothy head that holds up pretty well.
  • Clear orange beer similar to the colour of Halloween pumpkins, which suits the style of beer.
  • Very yeasty aroma that dominates all other smells.
  • This beer is fresh, crisp, and light bodied.  Gooseberry notes as well on the palate.  Again very little carbonation for this Oktoberfest.
  • Another near plain beer that unfortunately has been a common for this falls Oktoberfest and seasonal beers.
  • This beer is not brewer in Munich and therefore would not be permitted to be labeled Oktoberfest in the Country.

SAMUEL ADAMS OCTOBERFEST

Posted in Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen, Reviews with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

 The Boston Beer Co., Boston, Massachusetts

  • 5.5% ABV
  • Deep copper to red colour…..screams to autumn
  • Although this lager is highly carbonated, it has virtually no head.
  • This has a slight vegetable aroma, with roasted squash being predominant.
  • There is a nice light malty flavour, followed by a mild hoppy finish.
  • Seems to be a very mild flavoured beer, yet balanced.