Tired Hands Oktuberfest

Posted: January 17, 2016 in Marzen/Oktoberfest, Reviews, Tired Hands Brewing Company

This was the beer that Val ordered while were at the Fermentaria. Since most of their beers are really hoppy, this was the only beer that was even close to being in her wheelhouse (she ended up not being a big fan of it).


ABV: 6.4%

Style: Marzen/Oktoberfest

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Sweet Potato Bier. 6.4% Brewed with Munich and Caramel Malt as well as locally sourced sweet potatoes. Hopped with Cascade & Centennial. Sehr gut yam bier! Notes of caramel, sweet bread, earthy citrus, graham cracker, and candied yams.”

Random: We found this sweet potato mash that Target sells that has a nice pepper note. We paired it with stuffed pork chops.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly. It left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly cloudy, caramel color. There was lighter than average carbonation visible. The nose had yams and mild brown sugar with toasted malt. The taste had some sweetness as well. Initially, I picked up yams and caramel malt. Then, graham cracker and brown sugar came out. At the end of the sip, there was some molasses as well, but the sweetness wasn’t the star of the show. Instead, the yams provided a vegetal flavor that was more prevalent. The body was medium thickness with high carbonation, so it wasn’t difficult to get down. The finish was very quick with brown sugar. This was a nice beer, but it didn’t impress me like the rest of their beers normally do. I’m glad I tried it, but I wasn’t left craving another one.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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