Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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3.38/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a darker straw color with fantastic clarity. The carbonation isn't as evident as I might have thought it would be, but it's there. The head is a rocky-looking, three finger white color that becomes one fingers high after a short period of time. As it recedes, a nice amount of spiderweb lacing is left on the glass.
S: Very zesty noble hops in this one. It actually isn't that malty in the aroma apart from a very faint caramel sweetness. Far more of a pilsner than a marzen.
T: The initial flavors are quite sweet - almost overly so, but not quite. This gradually transitions into a crisp, pleasantly biting hoppy finish. The sweetness is only slightly caramel based, but does enough to mesh with its faintly buttery midtaste. This really isn't much of a marzen, but it's a DAMN good sticke pilsner.
M: Crisp and well carbonated, but not extremely dry. This causes some sweetness to linger on the aftertaste - which makes it seem thicker than it really is. Perhaps it's not as easy to drink as other oktoberfests, but the way the flavor profile reverts from sweet to bitter and back again, it does a good job of keeping the palate guessing.
O:I really shouldn't complain about how it isn't very marzen-y, because I'd have NO trouble drinking a pitcher of this in a biergarten. Actually, my only complaint is that I'm not sure I'd pay $12/6 pack for it again, given its nature.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 19:32:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
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