Innstadt Stadl-Bier | Innstadt Brauerei

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Innstadt Stadl-BierInnstadt Stadl-Bier

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Innstadt Brauerei

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of bubseymour
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a pint bottle for very cheap (like $3.50 or something). Never heard of this beer before so my expectations were quite low. I was very pleasantly surprised with this brew. Very tasty. Thought it was a Helles Lager but its a Marzen. Either way its very drinkable and nicely flavored. Enjoy.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Redraider8868
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +1.3%

On draft at Prost, Garden City, NY.

Poured a hazy brass hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet bready malts and a touch of metal.

The taste was likewise soft and doughy with an earthy sweetness. A touch of noble hop on the back end.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty marzen.

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Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Luiz0930
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Innstadt Stadl-Bier
16.9 oz. bottle; date-notched "1 B", which is obviously a bit old given the ring at the neck and the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. I'll assume that the breadiness of the malt is also at least a little bit due in part to oxidation.

This is Innstadt's version of a festbier, but it is not an "Oktoberfest bier". "Oktoberfest bier" is a trademarked term, and only breweries located within the city of Munich (Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Spaten, and the Hofbräu Haus) are allowed to use it, and to participate in the yearly festival. For the other Munich breweries, and elsewhere in Bavaria, the celebration is called a Dult, which began as a religious observation. Munich celebrates three dults a year. The beer is titled a "Stadtl-bier" because the dults are celebrated inside and around special buildings, or "barns", set up as markets or municipal buildings - rather than the tents of "die Wiesn", as Oktoberfest is referred to in Munich.

It's deep golden in color beneath a frothy head of bright-white foam. The head holds fairly well and it leaves some nice spots and splashes of lace about the glass. In the nose it's malty with a biscuity character, and backed by floral and lightly grassy and spicy hops. The body is medium bordering on medium-light, and it's smooth across the palate with a median carbonation. The flavor follows the aroma with a bit more breadiness, some honey, and a touch more spiciness in the finish.

Overall, it's not much different than Innstadt's Neues Helles, with just a little bit more malt and hop character. Certainly worth trying.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale, golden/yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of caramel, grains and floral notes.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel, bread crust and a slight bitter bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is a nice brew. Seems more like a Keller/Zwickel Bier, though.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of meatyard
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, medium yellow with a 2-finger + white head that hangs on for a while, leaving splotchy lacing. Noticeable are some large floaties.

The smell is a bit of yeast and a nice sweet malt aroma with honey and a "floral" quality.

The taste is cracker, also sweet, warm malt and what appears to be some bitterness though not hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light tending towards crisp.

Overall: Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain. There's nothing particularly noteworthy here but it's not a bad beer to try & enjoy.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy, light colored apple juice body. Free floating yeasty particulates, some suspended still.

S - Sweet dark honey and malt syrup. Sweet grains and candy sugars.

T - Prominently malty sweet, with honey and sugars present. Hints of licorice and mild spices. Subtle hop bitterness in the backend with a sweet yeast side.

M - Medium bodied and semi viscous, this beer is sweet and sticky throughout.

O - A drinkable Marzen, sweet and malty.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Stuffed Sandwich

A: The beer pours a cloudy yellow color with a fluffy white head, about two fingers tall.

S: Grainy nose to begin with which fades into mostly bready malts with a touch of cracker type malt aroma. Floral hop notes with and a fair amount of lager yeast.

T: Sweet malt, grain, and bread with a hint of cracker. Grassy and floral hop flavors with just a very slight bitterness. Maybe a touch of corn and plenty of lager yeast here as well.

M: Light to medium in body with a lively carbonation.

O: Decent Oktoberfest. Although it's a bit out of season, the flavors were pretty good and I didn't mind drinking it.

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Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first beer I have tried from Innstadt.Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a light golden with a well formed but quick to fade white head,I was a bit surprised at how light colored this beer was really.Aromas of dry cracker malt and iron/mineral,not much sweetness going on here,again surprised at how non Fest beer-like it is.A crisp dry palate like freshly baked bread,a bit of German malty iron notes come thru as well,a light smack of herbal hops in the finish.Not like a Fest beer in any kinda way really,but not a bad beer.

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Photo of nickd717
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Hmm, this is definitely more of a kellerbier than an oktoberfest in my opinion.

Cloudy yellowish golden color with a clingy white head and good lacing.

Aroma is very grainy with pale malt and some mild hops.

Flavor is grassy hops, mildly sweet pale malt, and graininess. Nothing out of the ordinary, but well-balanced.

Fairly crisp on the palate with medium-light body.

Solid for the style, if not too great overall.

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Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Innstadt Stadl-bier tall straight-sided mug. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a bright clear golden yellow color with 1/2 ' coarsely bubbled head that soon recedes to a patch of foam irregular and a ring around the glass. Some foam sticks to sides of glass sipping leaves patches of foam and some leggy lacing. Even to the end of the beer there is a small ring and some foam and lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma fresh and has a light bready malt base. There is also a light floral character to the aroma.

Taste: The flavors all initially all from the light bready malt sweetness, but interwoven with that there is a light floral flavor in the background from the hops.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with a smooth silky feel from the light, persistent carbonation. The finish is moderately long and begins with the sweetness of the malt. However the malt flavors soon taper off, leaving some earthy bitterness that eventually becomes a light dryness at the end.

Drinkability: This is a reasonably drinkable beer in that one sip easily follows another. While at times I thought there was just a touch too much sweetness here that was not something that bothered me after I started my meal, nor as I was finishing off the beer so it also went well with the food and during the last portion of the beer. I thought this a quite nice beer and one of the better ones from this brewery.

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Innstadt Stadl-Bier from Innstadt Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 18 ratings