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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Todd, Oct 1, 2019.
I'm a seasonal creep, I'm a months early weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here.
I've wanted to grab this the last couple years, but my beer store doesn't get it, so I asked my M-in-L to grab it if she sees it at Costco. It just sounds like a fun thing to do around the holidays. (plus this is way better than the chocolate Aldi advent calendars my kids get )
https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/costco-german-beer-advent-calendar.587996/ Last years discussion
All good thanks trying to have a baby nothing wrong though
Sounds like a pass. Plus, living in Arkansas, I'm a Sam's Club guy. Just marry a woman who will make one for you every year. That's what I did.
I got it last year. It was....fine. Lots of “generic” beers....kind of felt like some of the stuff you see in Trader Joe’s that are clearly house labels? Kind of fun to drink some new stuff but I plowed through it in like a week.
sounds like you already did the fun part of trying. the next 'fun' part is strollers with coffee cups of beer
Sounds like bravado. This should be reported.
I’ve picked two of them up, mainly for the rauchbier. They are all microbrews, and i would recommend this to someone that is interested in tasting lots of different types of beers to see what they prefer. If you haven’t had rauchbier, you haven’t lived yet, it’s bacon in a bottle!
How long are you planning on keeping her?
Here's a list with the correct names FYI.
Egerer Bären Weisse
Herrnbräu Altbairisch Hell
Egerer Urtyp Hell Edel Bayer
Ludwig Erl Erlkönig Hell
Herrngiersdorf Hallertauer Hopfen-Cuvée
Hohenthanner Blau Weisse
Hösl Märzenbier (Rauchmärzen)
Kartäuser Doppelbock Dunkel
Käuzle Helles Lager
Egerer Kress Bayrisch Zwickel
Welde Kurpfalz Hell
Ladenburger Weizenbock Hell
Loncium Austrian Amber Lager
Propeller Turbo Prop
Schlossbrauerei Rheder Original Pils
Schnaitl 1842 (Jubiläums-Sud)
Tölzer Mühlfeldbräu Schwarze Tinte
It's been 12 years this month. So far no plans to let go. But then, I haven't seen a beer calendar yet this year either....
Binny's sells mixed six packs for 9.99, so I'd rather grab 24 beers I haven't had from there for $40, and hopefully find some new favorite beers I can buy by the case in the future.
shall we never be free of this species idiocy?!
"the (freakin') holiday season"...
mass delusion and gluttony
though the disappearance of the sun (yet again) does send a chill up my spine
perhaps reason enough to indulge in collective psychosis
I picked up one at Costco yesterday. When I get home next week, it'll be in the New Breakfast Beer rotation, so that's 24 new beers - not waiting for December. Yeah, some of them will probably be not as good as I'd like but hopefully the bock and rauch samples will be decent. Besides, that's 24 less brews I have to find on my next trip to Germany.
We look forward to your daily reviews.
Really wishing we had Costco here in Missouri
Bought this at my local Costco, $60, here are the BA ratings for these beers:
Egerer Bären Weisse 3.51
Hernnbräu Altbairisch Hell 3.37
Egerer Urtyp Hell 3.41
Ludwig Erl Erlkönig Hell 3.71
Graminger Kirta 3.49
Ankerbräu Grandl 3.44
Herrnbräu Jubiläums-Sud 3.48
Herrngiersdorf Hallertauer Hopfen-Cuvée 3.86
Hohenthanner Blau Weisse 3.41
Hösl Märzenbier (Rauchmärzen) NR (3.44)
Kartäuser Doppelbock Dunkel 3.84
Käuzle Helles Lager 3.52
Egerer Kress Bayrisch Zwickel 3.6
Welde Kurpfalz Hell 3.72
Ladenburger Weizenbock Hell 3.96
Loncium Austrian Amber Lager 3.54
Memminger Gold 3.43
Egerer Perlenzauber 3.41
Propeller Turbo Prop 3.67
Schloßbräu Rheder Original Pils 3.50
Schnaitl Jubiläums-Sud. NR (3.61)
Tölzer Mühlfeldbräu Schwarze Tinte 3.9
Wittmann Urhell. 3.44
Zwönitzer Rauchbier 3.66
Geographically, its a tour around Bavaria with Munich at the center. Some distribution towards the Czech Republic and Austria. Looking forward to trying these now, I’ve been good Santa. And, if I haven’t been good , then I’ll need to deal with SchwarzPeter Oder ...Der Krampus!!!
Those are decent numbers for German beers on BA.
The Hösl Rauchmärzen is this one:
And the Schnaitl Jubiläums-Sud is this one:
The labeling is a bit confusing, but these are the correct beers. I took the liberty of editing the ratings into your post.
I don't believe the Hösl (Rauch)märzen(bier) is actually a Rauchbier, by the way. It appears to be mislabeled in the advent calendar. According to the reviews on the other site I linked, it's a Märzen brewed with whiskey malt.
I've always been leery of my family trying to buy me craft beer since none of them drink beer, but a couple of years ago my daughter went to a craft-beer store and told the guy that I liked "That beer with the baby on it". He helped her pick a decent mixed-six of craft stouts.
Picked mine up earlier this month, can't wait to dig into it!!! (Everett, MA Costco)
I did as well - I'm looking forward to it.
It would be nice to get your feedback about the box overall. Last year, one poster mentioned that all the beers were contract brewed at the same brewery, but I don't know if that was accurate.
I should be able to do a review for each one, I was planning on doing social media for all of it. I'll report back on Dec 1st.
I'll start reviewing each one in another week or so, but I noticed that several have the same out date.
Ladenburger Weizenbock Hell
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Highest rated BA beer in the Costco Beer Advent 2019 calendar beer pack
“ honored as one of the world’s best weizenbock beers”
16 oz can poured into a tulip
Translucent amber, streams of micro carbonation, two finger creamy white foam cap, good retention, settles to a solid creamy layer, good lacings
Abundant clove and Banana aromas on the pour, bubblegum
Taste is banana , clove , hint of bubblegum
Smooth, semi creamy mouthfeel, low sudsing, sweet finish, abv well hidden. The can states an abv of 7.4%
Different breweries primarily around Bavaria
I will definitely be reviewing the beers as I drink them - won't be exactly on schedule as I have a little travel planned during the normal time of an advent calendar but you should see almost daily reviews.
I picked this pack up as well and have already sorted the beers by style. I've reviewed the three Marzens and they were ok to good. I'll work through the oddballs (style wise) over the next week or so and then review the 7 Helles beers daily over a week.
It would appear from packaging (identical expiration date, style, font on bottom of all cans) and the fact that every single can has a scannable Q-code that links to tasting notes that all of these beers were packaged in one facility. If you visit the brewery websites, they don't show their products in 500mL cans.
I bought this advent pack and only had 3 beers so far. What I will say is most of these beers are the standard beers you will find in grocery stores in Germany like Aldi, Lidl and Edeka.
Most of the beers are contracted to be sold in the stores in random stores and are always standard German beers.
They arent meant to be craft anything since the whole craft beer thing in Germany is still in its infancy.
As for the metallic taste, well welcome to true German beers.
i like the idea but I don't get it, are you suppose to store the whole box in your fridge, or drink the cans warm?
It suggests opening the door, removing the beer, placing the beer in the fridge, and drinking it in a couple of hours. I plan to open the door + place in fridge in the morning and enjoy beer after dinner.
Hallertauer hopfen cuvée from schloss brauerie herrngiersdorf
3.09/5 rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Part of the Costco advent calendar 2019 assortment
16 oz can poured into a teku
“This unique beer specialty combines the four best aroma hops from the Hallertauer region in Bavaria”
Translucent yellow liquid, active carbonation streams, rocky whiter one finger foam cap
Aroma is malts, grains, faint grassiness
Taste is malts, herbal, flower, metallic, tinny
Light mouthfeel , low sudsing, slight bitterness lingers, metallic taste is prominent
Not a beer of choice for me
First one out of the reefer:
$ 2.50 (Including tax)/500 mL can ($0.148/oz) from Costco, Schertz, TX. Part of the Costco 2019 Advent Calendar. Reviewed 10/28/19.
Can dated “EXP 05/2021”. Stored on the shelf at the store, stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Light orange, hazy.
Body – Orangish-brown, opaque. Neither precipitate nor floaters. Otherwise looks like cider, down to the effervescence.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.2 cm, aggressive center pour), tan, bordering on fizzy, rapidly diminishing to neither crown nor cap, leaving a small island of tiny bubbles in the center and several short effervescence-driven fragments of crown.
Lacing – None
Aroma – 3 – Very weak fruity malt.
Flavor – 3 – Begins with very weak fruity malt. No alcohol (5.4 % ABV) flavor or aroma, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide. Ends with a slight metallic twang.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
First impression and summation: 3. Passable unremarkable zwickelbier.
Rating 3.03, rDev 0% (First Review).
Our reviews and score are similar. I found an existing listing for that beer. I think it's correct. This pack has been a real challenge to find on BA and usually involves several combinations of beer and brewery names to succeed. Try this brewery.
Privatbrauerei und Mineralbrunnenbetrieb H. Egerer
The list I posted earlier should make all of these rather easy to find, as I compiled it using the BA database. I also made some corrections to the list I quoted here just now to make some of these beers easier to find. If there's still anything wrong with it, please let me know.
Added benefits to you being a mod no doubt! Thanks! I’ll be referring to your list.
I was appalled at how early this came out. Now I've totally convinced myself I need 1 and am going to go grab 1 tomorrow. I'm planning on actually using it as an advent calendar, but in about 3 weeks, I'm going to convince myself that I should kill it off before Thanksgiving to see if it's good enough to get another 1. Because I'm that kind of stupid.