Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by neonbrown82:
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
It's that magical time of year, once again. Yes, the time of the year where I can fill myself up with tasty, highly quaffable, deliciously malty lagers. Furthermore, this beer was bottled exactly a week before tasting, making this the freshest sample of commercial beer that I've yet tasted (at least to my knowledge). Impressive!
The beer pours to a nice dark golden amber color with a perfectly formed inch and a half of head. Retention is decent. Carbonation is apparent, but doesn't shimmer like a pils. Lacing is great as well.
The smell is the weakest link. Has kind of a coppery metallic lager aroma to it with a rich malty presence underlying. Just a touch of hops.
The taste is good, however. Just a touch of sweet caramelized malt up front, melding well with a rich biscuity malt flavor. A hint of hops bitterness in the finish. Also has a note of the coppery lager flavor underneath, but it is not unpleasant. Maybe just a little bit sweeter than I would like for an Oktoberfest, but it is still quite good.
The body is medium. Crisp carbonation with a clean, dry finish. Very easy to drink. I love Oktoberfest season. This is a good one as well. Much better than pretty much all of the other Left Hand stuff I've tried.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2007 05:10:57 | More by neonbrown82
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