Type of Beer: Marzen/Oktoberfest
Alcohol Content: 5.90%
Beer Review –
Appearance: Clear amber color with some carbonation but not a whole lot. Thin white head that left nice lacing.
Smell: The initial smell is one of strong hops mixed with sweet malt. Some skunkyness.
Initial Taste: It starts out kind of sweet but the bitter hops quickly overpower the malty sweetness initially tasted. Bitterness is expected when drinking an Oktoberfest beer but this was above the average.
Thoughts: Spaten is a very respected beer company which claims title to making the very first Oktoberfest beer. While I may not care for this beer I urge you to try it for yourself, it is a favorite of German’s and Oktoberfest partiers world-over. Not my favorite Oktoberfest beer. While this is a good beer and is even better when served on tap…the bitterness is a little much.