Christian Moerlein Oktoberfest

12oz bottle, thanks to nlmartn for the chance to try this as part of Secret Santa '07. Pour is a little dull - both in terms of the color and the lack of life in the appearance. Very malty aroma, with a touch of marzipan. The nose is the best aspect of this brew. Taste is a little run of the mill. A little flat and it lacks the sparkle, especially in the light of the Great Lakes O'Fest that I had the other day. I suppose that could be bit of a disadvantage and an unfair comparison, but there...

Christian Moerlein Select Dunkel

Purchased at Reilly's in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA in a six pack. I wonder of this stuff makes it to HHI specifically to appeal to the large number of Ohio residents that seem to congregate here in the summer? I would describe this is as an above average version of the style. Nice looking brown pour with quite a lot of carbonation. Despite the carbonation the head fades diappointingly quickly though, especially considering the amount of froth that is generated from the opening the...