Allgauer Oktoberfest - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
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4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
I dedicate this beer to my Dzedo, who just passed. What a great man, I'm very proud to have him as a role model.
.5 L bottle poured into my Meantime Snifter, Allgauer Oktoberfest is a clear golden copper with a small white head that is pretty quick to settle but leaves pretty nice lace. Not quite as light as the blonde o-fests, nor in true märzen territory with the color.
Smell has soft but very distinct frutiness, apricots, most unusual.
Served cold. I normally knock points when they're not to style, especially with the blond o-fests, but this one is too good - must be the Belgian lover in me.
Taste is also pretty estery, or whatever that distinct apricot taste is. Otherwise, an almost vanishing cleanliness to the flavor, with a very light malt backbone and very slight lingering graininess. Really strange for the style or anything for that matter, but damn I like it!
Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, tight bubbled carbonation that is crisp without being sharp.
Drinkability is damn good, what a tasty beer, lager for ale lovers! Not what I was looking for in the style, but good enough I couldn't hold that against it. I recognize that the big 6 in München have been dumbing down the tent beers and going this route, and while I don't care for that at all, this one straddles the divide with a unique flavor of it's own.
10-08-2008 01:21:30 | More by ccrida
4/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell consisted of a light caramel malt with a good dose of noble hop.
The taste featured a light caramel sweetness with a good balancing spicy hop. Doughy finish.
The mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation.
Overall a pretty good Oktoberfest. Very drinkable and not overly sweet.
12-04-2006 03:16:34 | More by plaid75
Allgauer Oktoberfest from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
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