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… Continue reading Oktoberfest, 3

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.… Continue reading Oktoberfest, part the second

Oktoberfest, part the first

This blog has lain fallow for far too long. So while buying another six pack of St. Arnold Oktoberfest I decided to grab a few other Oktoberfest brews and do some mini reviews. Oktoberfests tend to be my favorite when it comes to beer. Nice and malty, low on the bitterness, and they make excellent beer bread.… Continue reading Oktoberfest, part the first

Advent Calendar, Day 24

Finally, the last one! “What in the world?!?” you ask. Well it’s a flip book! Specifically, it’s the Christmas one featured here. Very beautiful, and the compact design appeals for some reason.