After having Beck’s, Stoudts, Sam Adams, Iron Hill, and a few other Oktoberfest brews, I decided to try something new this September. The beer pours a rich deep amber color with a modest white head. The first taste had me twist my head just a bit. The taste is grassy and floral as I expected, but the finish has a slightly spicy taste to it which was unexpected. The hops are well balanced with the maltiness of the beer, but unfortunately neither stand out as much as I would have liked.
Another oddity is that halfway through the first beer, I can’t tell if I like it or not. It’s not a bad beer, but it’s also not one that stands out. In my opinion, Beck’s and Stoudts have far superior Oktoberfest brews.
Well I have 23 more to drink, but I think I’ll pass on this beer in the future.