05 September, 2011

The Great Octoberfest Recap

After a long weekend of Octoberfest sampling, here are my ratings, from left to right:

A note about the scale. (1) doesn't mean pure crap. It means it is barely an Octoberfest. In this case, all were good beers. Most just massively better than others.

Hacker-Pschorr - (10) excellent aroma, flavor, mouthfeel

Paulaner - (8) great flavor, nice and smooth

Holbrau - (8) massive flavor, less smooth, almost a bit harsh

Ayinger - (7) very well balanced, good flavor

Spaten - (6) good flavor, well balanced, just a tad bland in comparison to above

Sam Adams (3) just bland overall

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