Oktoberfest - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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4.01/5 rDev +6.1%
I like this nice thick one pint bottle, let's see what's inside it. A bright copper red lager with a silky smooth textured bubbly head, fine speckled lacing is sparse but not bad overall. Nose is upfront with a wave of caramel toasted malt character with minimal hops in the back end, very much cereal grains throughout each sniff. Flavor actually comes together there's some balancing element with each sip finishes semi sweet no where near as sweet as it actually tastes with some earthiness/herbal hops peaking through to balance it out a bit. Actually become extremely easy to drink, you start to sip on the pint and then each gulp gets progressively bigger until you notice damn where did the beer go? Good stuff, I'll be sure to check more out perfect level of carbonation goes down so smooth, at first sip I didn't think I was going to like it. I was wrong.
09-11-2013 19:41:09 | More by WVbeergeek
4.04/5 rDev +6.9%
Appearance: Hazy copper. I did a sloppy pour so the head was huge, fizzled down to 1mm, but stuck around. Decent lace.
Smell: Love it, nice Munich malt. It was what I was really in the mood for. I don't notice any hop smell, just the lovely malt.
Taste: A lot more malt than any other Oktoberfest I have tried. It has a lot of body and real flavor. I really like it. This is the second Hinterland beer I have tried and I have liked them both a lot. The other was the Saison. I will not hesitate to try other Hinterland beers. I can't say much about the hops in it, it must be well balanced. Others have said they notice more hops than in other Oktoberfest beers, but I think it must be present to balance the sweetness of the malt. The malt is at the forefront of the flavor.
Mouthfeel: Really nice. Not overly carbonated. Ample amounts of malt without over-carbonation makes for a nice mouthfeel.
Overall: Has a lot more substance than the other Oktoberfest beers I have tried so far this season. Worth the $9.99 for a 4 pack of pints. I'll probably buy more before the season is over.
09-11-2013 00:34:32 | More by rdeaton
3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
Poured from a 16 oz. undated bottle: clear, deep golden to copper with a nice, creamy off-white head.
Very typical, rather average aroma for an oktoberfest: solidly malty and perfumy with just a hint of noble hops.
Flavor begins with the standard malty, sweet flavor with hints of molasses. A very faint fruity flavor is evident in the aftertaste. Despite the emphasis on malt, the lager never becomes cloying.
Perhaps the best characteristic: rather thick bodied on the palate with a very pleasing, creamy mouthfeel.
Overall, this was enjoyable, but it did not really stand out from all the oktoberfests this season.
10-28-2012 23:53:06 | More by jkrich
Oktoberfest from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.