Anyway, first up tonight is the Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen. I always feel bad about posting on here because it typically means I've thrown the notes up on Beer Advocate first but I don't really participate in Beer Advocate a whole lot and the lag time is less than 2 minutes, so I probably shouldn't. Oh well, you'll live. Here are the notes:
Pours a hazelnut like color that is almost orange at some points. One finger snow-white head that doesn't last very long. Medium lacing down the glass.
Smells of deep malts. Raisin brown bread. Brown sugar/molasses. Mouthwatering and delicous.
Taste is actually a little lackluster. It tastes strongly of heavy malt, like biting into the center of a hot loaf of dark bread. Seems one dimensional in that respect though. That's pretty much all i get.
Mouthfeel is perfect. Lightly carbonated and not watery at all.
Don't get me wrong, this is a solid beer. But that's all it is. It's like a great loaf of bread, hot from the oven. You get a few bites and the bread is crispy and delicious. You eat a few more and its still crispy, hot and nice, but its the same bread. You like the taste but it doesn't change a whole lot. Three fourths into the loaf of bread, you're just bored. Its a quite quaffable and approachable beer but I as hoping for a little bit more than just a "yay malts!" kinda beer. Oh well. This isn't the last one for tonight, as I have the entirety of tomorrow off...so....yeah, lots of booze.