Post by Zelix
You mean an appetizer, rite? What's a sixpack gownna do for ya? need a
12 pak to just get onboard.<GGG>
I was drinking the Michelob Ultra over the summer...perfect bier pop for
the humidity and temperature. The only issue I had was that I could
drink 4 or 10 or them before I knew it...appetizer is probably the right
Now along comes Oktoberfest biers...we had our own neighborhood mini
Oktoberfest yesterday...I went and got a whole variety of Oktoberfest
biers for consumption. And wowza...most of those were heading above 6%
alcohol. Great taste I thought...had to go slow and we drank them as
flights...4oz each...and we drank while we ate our dinner).
The biers we sampled in no particular order:
1. Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen. Much better than last years batch...a
little nutty in flavor, good spice and not much malt. My favorite
Oktoberfest Bier. Even though I said no order this was our #1
2. Brooklyn Brewery Oktoberfest. I really enjoyed this bier. Malty,
Nutty. However the second one...it seemed to not enhance the first one
if that makes sense.
3. Spaten Oktoberfest. Long time favorite, but slipped a little this
year. Probably because we are totally used to drinking it. Malty,
lighter than others...but still good.
4. Harpoon Oktoberfest. I like this one a lot...but it is not my idea of
a traditional Oktober bier. A bit too much on the bitter side for a
cold fall day...and really...uhhmmmm...Hoppy. Nearer to a Pilsner I
would say. But bier being the evil temptress she is....I enjoyed it. And
it paired with the Sauerkraut, pork, sausages, apples and potatoes we
5. Penn Oktoberfest. The lightest amber of all the biers we tried.
Woooweee...good with spicy sauerkraut...really good. Doesn't linger
around like the heavier Biers we sampled. And a good sign is it comes
from a Germanic area of the nation...Pennslyvania. So there is some
traditional thinking behind the brewing going on.
6. Flying Dog Dogtoberfest. A great malty, roasted flavor with something
like a sweet aftertaste. Would support the heaviest of foods well...the
smokier the better. It was a perfect compliment to the Brats with the
really spicy stone ground mustard we had.
7. Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest. This bier must be an acquired
taste...but I couldn't aquire it. <G> It didn't match at all with any of
our traditional German Foods. And I bought it solely on the name
alone...Avery the Kaiser...sounds like it should be great...or at least
kill someone or something.
8. Sam Adams Octoberfest. A good bier...no surprises...it's the same
flavor they perfected 15 years ago...if I'm to be believed I can
remember the bier from way back then!<G> Nothing wrong here...just that
it's like buying a Bud for Oktoberfest...oh...and they didn't spell the
name right either! In a emergency it would be fine. It was the lowest
priced of all the ones we sampled.