Black Husky Brewing

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Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #299
Ranked #35,652
3.65 | pDev: 8.49%
Black Husky Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark cloudy amber, loose foam fades away fast.
Initial smell of garbage can, what the hell? It goes away after a minute, but is very jarring. Odd musty grains, touch of brown sugar and sweet potato.

Taste is far better but a little weird in it’s own way. Lots of herbal tea, a bit astringent, nutty toasted malt. Carb ebbs away, kind of flabby feel.

Overall it’s an oddball and not something i’d return to.
Oktoberfest #98

Oct 11, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't even know what to say about this beer. Labeled as some type of Octoberfest beer. Has some sort of Christmas tree/spices type of smell. The taste follows, and contains some fruity sweetness with some crazy spice on the finish. I liked this beer for about 6oz, and then it because too much. Worth a try, but split the bomber.

Oct 05, 2015
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TheSSG from Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, dense, whitish head. Big notes of caramel in the nose, a little buttery, even (the smell does not have me excited). Radiant, deep burnt umber color. Flavor is sweet, slightly hoppy with a touch a caramel in the background. Spicy hops balance off the sweet malt, and as the bitterness peaks, the caramel/butter starts to show through, but it's not overwhelming; it's actually quite nice. Into the finish, toasted malt makes its way through.

This EASILY wins the award for worst-smelling, best tasting brew I've ever had. The smell is vile (I HATE that caramel/butter aroma in bier), but the flavor is quite nice.
I feel a little disappointed because the label and name made me think Oktoberfest, but this is quite English in style, so that sets me up for some disappointment. Overall, it's good. I don't know if I'd ever buy it again, but I am absolutely recommending this to the English ale fans I know.
So, if you are expecting Oktoberfest (Like I was), RUN IN TERROR! If you are okay with a spicy-hopped English Ale, feel free to apply within!

Oct 26, 2013
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joe1510 from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz Bomber
Discount Liquors - Milwaukee

Jodlerkönig is labeled as a German/ American festbier but it is an ale. The body is polished penny copper with rusty highlights and a slight haze. The dirty white head, bordering on beige, rises healthily to three fingers in height and eventually settles to a thick, creamy cap that leaves behind chunky lacing.

The nose is big on the fruit and seems a little green yet. Munich malt is big and noticeable but not very crisp and the ale yeast throws off a lot of mushy apple and pear esters. A touch of caramel and wildflower floral hoppiness round things out. The malt base smells good, the floral hoppiness fits nicely but there are too many esters floating around.

The flavor trumps the aroma without a doubt. Caramel leads the way with muddled Munich yet again. There's some toastiness with the caramel but the caramel wins out. Happily the esters aren't near as potent in the flavor but the overripe apple and pear are still present. Slight floral hoppiness mops things up on the swallow.

The body is moderately heavy with a drying finish. There seems to be a little stick toward the finish but the swallow is dry. It moves through at a decent pace and while it's not the best beer it's easy enough to drink.

Jodlerkönig simply misses the mark. An Oktoberfest with ale yeast doesn't seem to work. I appreciate Oktoberfests because of the crisp, clean maltiness while this ale version throws off far to many esters for my liking. I would pass this one up next time.

Oct 20, 2013
Jodlerkönig from Black Husky Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 21 ratings