One weekend, the other half and I headed to Stockton Market. Val had found out they had a really good doughnut place there, so we grabbed some of those after we had a lunch at a barbecue place. We drove up to Frenchtown, New Jersey, which I had heard was a really cute town. It was, although we saw all of it within 20 minutes. Since we were that far north, we went to Weyerbacher, which was on my list of breweries to visit since I started the blog. This was the first beer I had there.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Jester’s Choice #3, 6.2% ABV, is a traditional Oktoberfest lager featuring Munich, Vienna and Pilsner malts along with traditional German hops. This medium-bodied beer has a malty and bready flavor with a herbal and floral aroma from the noble hop varieties used.”
Random: I hadn’t heard of the Jester’s Choice line prior to going to the brewery. It’s their experimental beers that are only available at or around the brewery, draft only.
This beer poured with less than one finger of head that was off white in color. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear amber color with light carbonation. The nose was a straight forward Oktoberfest beer. It had the expected nuttiness along with generous caramel malt sweetness. The taste was also sweet with caramel and toffee. There was some honey as well. It had a toasted bread note along with light nuttiness. There was no perceptible alcohol to this. It had a medium thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy and sweet with honey and caramel malt. This was a nice beer that was traditional and straight-forward. It went down with no problem. If you find yourself up at the brewery, give this one a shot.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0