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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2021, 12:32:44 PM »
Lager Town is never my favorite.  It's always just ok, but I do like the dryness.  Metro seemed pretty sweet especially after the Lager Town, but it had nice bready flavor.

Agreed :cheers: ISO a good local Festbier, i'm leaning more towards that end currently. :ale:

Had a good Okto from Sketchbook Brewing recently, would get again.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #51 on: August 23, 2021, 04:41:17 PM »
Oktoberfest might be the style I miss the least since I quit drinking. Best ones I ever had were meh. :unsure:

This used to be where I was at, but I have learned to appreciate and love them in the last couple years.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #52 on: August 23, 2021, 05:03:43 PM »
Oktoberfest might be the style I miss the least since I quit drinking. Best ones I ever had were meh. :unsure:

This used to be where I was at, but I have learned to appreciate and love them in the last couple years.

There are a lot of flat out bad ones out there, I don't blame you. I prefer the lighter Festbier style these days.

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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #53 on: August 23, 2021, 10:05:05 PM »
Wolf's Ridge came out with a marzen Oktoberfest, but added a lighter festbier called Septemberfest. I'm on my 2nd six pack in two weeks. So well done!

Big fan of that place when I was there a few years ago.

They had great beer at Fobab a few years back :thumbup:

May have just dropped $$ on a rye barrel barleywine and extended age Dire Wolf stout  :unsure:

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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2021, 10:54:16 PM »



Picked up some yesterday, but I was disappointed with it.  Picked up a subtle "tea" flavor in it.

Drinking now, seems pretty good to me. Baked apple, toasted grains, a little nutty, pretty mellow after a slow pour. No residual sweetness, which i’ve grown to dislike. I can’t think of a sweet German Oktberfest, it seems exclusively American.

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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #55 on: August 24, 2021, 08:40:42 AM »

Drinking now, seems pretty good to me. Baked apple, toasted grains, a little nutty, pretty mellow after a slow pour. No residual sweetness, which i’ve grown to dislike. I can’t think of a sweet German Oktberfest, it seems exclusively American.

I'll have to give it another go, but the first one I had seemed sweeter to me than another Ofest I had been drinking before it (don't recall now which one).

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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #56 on: August 24, 2021, 11:55:24 AM »
Just speculating, but I think some American breweries use crystal malts as a way to get the color so they can use their standard 2-row or other very pale malt for the bulk of the grist. Crystal malt has some unfermentable sugars that carry a caramel sweetness into the finished beer.

Whereas in Germany I'm guessing Munich malt makes up the majority of the grain bill, giving a darker beer without any crystal malts.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #57 on: August 26, 2021, 10:53:15 PM »
Drank half liters of Benediktiner Festbier  :mellow: and Weihenstephaner Festbier :excited: tonight with Borrowedladder :cheers:

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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2021, 04:36:25 PM »
Firestone Walker makes an oak-aged Festbier? :excited:

https://newschoolbeer.com/home/2021/8/firestone-walker-oaktoberfest-oak-aged

Might have to lift the boycott for this one.

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Re: ***OFFICIAL*** Oktoberfest Adoration Thread - 2021
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2021, 08:06:23 PM »
Rothaus Eiszäpfle Märzen

Bright gold, streamers of carbonation, a fluffy meringue head rises above the glass. Spotty lacing left behind. Aromas of fresh bread dough, sweetish grains, and a slight grassy hop note. Taste is biscuity with lightly sweet bread dough and a light hop bite. Smooth, round feel, just excellent. A prototypical Festbier.