In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Great Lakes Brewing. It is their fall seasonal, which is their Oktoberfest. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Ohio base craft brewery. Let us get into this Lager.
It has a clear copper to light amaber color with a white constant head. The smell has a sweet malty to slight caramel notes. The taste has a sweet malty to slight caramel notes. The aftertaste has a dry malty notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.greatlakesbrewing.com):
Prost! Our take on this classic German style is a celebration of maltiness— packed with rustic, autumnal flavors to put a little more oomph into your oom-pah-pah.FlavorÜber smooth with vibrant malt flavors and a festive flourish of noble hops (lederhosen not included).Pairs With Roast pork loin, potato pancakes, and wiener dog races
Beer Availability: AugustWorld Beer Championships4-Time Medal Winner (Gold, Silver)
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Ending, I love this time of the year because I love the pumpkin ales and Oktoberfests. It also makes me sad because the Motorcycle will be put up for the season. This Oktoberfest is a little different brew than from the rest on the market. Most American Oktoberfest have that sweet caramel notes. The traditional Oktoberfest that comes out of Germany has more of malty notes. This brew from Great Lakes Brewery is close to the Europe style but yet still has a little American notes. There is a little sweetest there. This is one of the best Oktoberfests in the Midwest area. I always pick up a six-pack each season. This is one of the Midwest go to brews. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser