26 February 2009

Beer Review, Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Marzen

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Marzen
Munchen, Germany
5.8% ABV

Bottled in June of '08.

Appearance: Clear brown-black body, thick white head that dissipates pretty quickly and leaves no lacing. Hints of effervescence, but only hints. 4.0/5

Smell: Sweet caramel malt, a hint of alcohol astringency (but only a hint). Very bready. No notes of hops. 4.0/5

Taste: Clean malty flavor, sweet on the finish, with a bit of a bready aftertaste. Somewhat yeasty. Hints of apples and cherries. A bit cloying as the beer goes on, but good. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Thin for an Oktoberfest, coats the tongue slightly. 3.5/5

Drinkability: A good Oktoberfest, but not my favorite (that would probably be Paulaner). 4.0/5

Overall: 3.75/5

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