Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

This was the second beer that I had at Isaac Newton’s. At this point, it was getting really crowded and the population was bordering on belligerently wasted. I felt bad for the bartenders.


ABV: 6%

Style: Marzen/Oktoberfest

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A German-American collaboration on the classic festival beer. We’re on a mission to explore the roots of Germany’s festival beers. Each year, we’ll partner with one of a handful of incredible German brewers to create a traditional take on the most famous beer style in history. This year we’re working hand in hand with Brauhaus Riegele of Augsburg. Together we created an authentic Oktoberfest beer, true to the roots of the festival, that’s deep golden in color and rich with complex malt flavor from the use of traditional German Steffi barley.”

Random: This is a new seasonal beer for Sierra Nevada.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly, but left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, mahogany color with moderate carbonation. The nose was sweet with caramel malt and toffee. Some bread was there as well. The taste was also sweet, without being cloying. It had the same caramel malt and toffee as the nose, but also had some almond and hazelnuts. The beer had nice balance between the flavors and was really drinkable. It had a thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with sweet malt and nuttiness. I really enjoyed this beer and I was really glad I got to try it. It’s one of the best American interpretations of the style I’ve had.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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