Oktoberfest again

Odell Oktoberfest Pours clear amber with not much of a light tan head. Smells of malt, with a bit of hop aroma.  Taste-wise, it’s a decent beer flavored beer. Plenty of malt, and just enough hop character to make it stand out. Actually a tad sweet, which was a nice change.  No distinct aftertaste to […]

Oktoberfest, take 4

Goose Island Oktoberfest Pours clear dark amber, with a serious light tan head. Smells of malt and bread. Mmm.  IBU is only 17, but I should’ve guessed that given their ads Goose Island couldn’t resist the hops. And there they are. Not too offensive, and after a few sips they mellow a bit. Hint of […]

Oktoberfest, 3

Spaten Oktoberfest Pours out clear, dark amber. Not much head. Initial aroma is definite “classic beer” like the Miller and Bud my dad used to drink. Not necessarily a bad thing, and definitely a memory trigger. Taste is subtle – not terribly assertive. Everything seems to show up only as you swallow. I suppose there’s […]