Sunday, October 4, 2009

Paulaner Oktoberfest - October 3rd

See that? I changed the title format. Woohoo! I'll probably do it to the old posts as well. Makes things more user friendly, huh?

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, lots of booze.

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