Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock)

12 oz single from Grassroots, Jacksonville, FL, USA. Quite a surprising orange color on the pour with very little head. The beer produces a very light film on the surface of the beer and no lace. It looks a little flat, but actually isn't once one tastes it. Extremely malty and musty nose. Lots of organic hay and and some degree of mustiness as well. The nose goes into the taste with a yeast based acidity being quite strong. Fruit notes peek through somewhat, but this a German based malt bomb...

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier

This is an EXTREMELY odd beer. 12 oz single from Grassroots, Jacksonville, FL, USA. Pour is a somewhat alarming, yellow color that has plenty of macro notes about it but perhaps more importantly does not have the slightly darker, more orangey amber color that I was expecting. Head and lace are minimal. The surprises continue through the nose and the tastes where there is an odd combination of Heineken-like skunk, Pilsner malts and a Saaz/Noble bitter ending. VERY peculiar indeed. The beer does...