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 […]

Oktoberfest, part the second

Franconia Oktoberfest Pours dark amber. Light tan head, and not much of that. No distinct scent before tasting Taste is incredibly smooth. It’s like what you might expect of generic dark beer, but for notes of chocolate and a fizziness like I’d expect from one of Jester King’s saisons. Aftertaste is more caramel candy notes. […]