Beer: Original Oktoberfest
Serving Style: Bottle
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Crystal clear auburn body with a small foamy head.
Smell: The chief aroma is a syrupy caramel malt. As it mellows out, a fresh French toast smell transforms into a more subdued rye bread note.
Flavor: It tastes just as it smells: syrupy and bready. There’s a little alcohol bite at the end, but otherwise it’s malts on parade.
Feel: Thin with moderate carbonation. It has a pretty weak mouthfeel, to be honest.
Concluding Remark: An authentic Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pschorr has a full malt profile and is well balanced. HP puts out a decent lager, but it’s not the best of the fests.