Monday, September 22, 2014

Hacker-Pschorr Limited Edition Festbier Golden Oktoberfest Lager

It is getting closer to October fest and soon there will be more and more “fest beers” hitting the shelves. There will be imports and domestic craft fest beers that you will find at your local store. While I was out over the weekend I cam across a familiar German brewery Hacker-Pschorr, which has been brewing fine beer since 1417, what I saw was their Limited Edition Festbier Golden Oktoberfest Lager, 6.0&% ABV. Hacker-Pschorr brews this beer along with a few others as collection of handcrafted specialty beers produced in small single-brew batches and available in the US only. This beer, Festbier Golden Oktoberfest Lager is brewed with German Hallertau hops. This Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest beer is a lighter-hued drier version of their amber sister Original Oktoberfest. Festbier Golden Oktoberfest Lager pours a nice crisp and clear golden color with a bright white one and a half finger head that dissipates rather quickly, with not much to any lacing left behind. I could really see right though the beer and found lots of light coming through with a nice amount of carbonation. The aroma on Festbier Golden Oktoberfest Lager is much like a regular German lager, it’s crisp and clean with biscuit cracker like malts, with a nice faint buttery scent and tiny faint touches of the Hallertau hops. The taste is smooth, clean and crisp with a nice buttery biscuit/cracker flavor. Festbier Golden Oktoberfest Lager flavor ligers a little on the back of the tongue, and has a smooth clean and crisp finish with a nice smooth biscuit after taste with a little bit of the hop that comes in for just a split second. Over all this is a really great beer, so I would give Hacker-Pschorr Festbier Golden Oktoberfest Lager an A+. I was nicely surprised by how well this beer tasted and how easy drinking it was. So go out and try Hacker-Pschorr Festbier Golden Oktoberfest Lager and see what you think, I highly recommend that you do! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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