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...

Shiner Oktoberfest

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Amber pour, with little head or retention. Head fades badly. Aroma is bereft of any necessary elements. Horribly disappointing. Light malt tastes, but weak when considering the O’fest category as a whole. Malts are...

Heavy Seas – Märzen

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Having been fairly disappointed with the Mutiny, 22 oz series from CC/Heavy Seas, I was pleased to see a “back to basics” beer from the stable, and also in one of my favorite styles. Pour is a fairly light...

Terrapin Boom Shakalager

22 oz bottle as part of the Side Project Series, this one is #11. The usual gold-foiled presentation. Pour is a surprisingly dark amber in color. The head is largely absent and the retention and lace are close to zero. Disappointing. Nose gives some phenols and a...

Oktoberfest Lager Beer

12 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Pour gives a medium, dull-copper body but the level of carbonation and general “liveliness” is somewhat below average. Nose and tastes reveal a certain malt sweetness as expected, but at the same time fail to...