Schlafly Oktoberfest - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.89/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a 20 oz. shaker glass.
A - Pours a glistening golden copper into the glass. A four-finger head of egg-cream white, dense pillowy foam slowly collapses, leaving patches along the sides of the glass. Eventually, the beer is left with a solid layer of lace across the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a vibrant apricot orange and rather cloudy, with a swirl of suspended trub floating in the middle.
S - Rich notes of toasted malts and caramels spill out of the bottle on the pour. In the glass, the nose is fresh whole grain toast with a light fruit marmalade. Notes of richer caramels emerge from the backgound.
T - Toasting is a bit darker on the tongue. Crunchy toasted barley malts are featured, with soft caramels in the background reminiscent of a decently torched creme-brulee. Hints of orangeish sugars sneak out on the tongue after the swallow. There's noticeable floral/herbal hops in the finish that keep all but the sides of the tongue clean.
M - A touch on the fizzy side, with moderate carbonation. Feels a bit dense and chewy in the mouth. Moderately light body with a comfortable structure. Finish tapers off from the quaff and leans a bit drier than to be expected.
O - This is a quite enjoyable Marzen; definitely one that can be sessioned. The slant toward a bit fuller toasting than is typical for the style really keeps the sugars at bay without turning the beer into a hop-forward brew. While there really isn't anything particularly distinctive, it's the balance and toasting that make this the kind of beer that's a comfortable go-to within the style.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 09:36:04 | More by BuckeyeSlim
3.46/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap in the Schlafly Bar, at the airport, in St. Louis.
Appearance - An attractive bronze color. Minimal head. Minimal lace.
Smell - Nonexistent.
Taste - Malt. A touch of Carmel. A touch of spice. Pleasant.
Mouth - Like everything else about this beer, nice/unassuming.
Overall - Nothing to complain about here. This is not a bad tasting beer. Unfortunately, it doesn't taste of much like anything. Your American Adjunct Lager chugging buddies might really enjoy this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
11-15-2013 21:15:45 | More by T100Mark
Schlafly Oktoberfest from The Schlafly Tap Room
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