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Sunday, September 1, 2013

9/1/13 Brooklyn Oktoberfest

Since my last post I have started watching all the past episodes of Breaking Bad and have become addicted to the show. I have also been doing various beer research on distribution systems in the US after watching Beer Wars on Netflix. Other than that nothing to crazy. Tonight I decided to try another Oktoberfest. This time I decided on Brooklyn Oktoberfest. I'd rate this one about upper middle of the pack. It wasn't as sweet as Victory nor was it as bitter as Beck's. It has a taste that's somewhere in between but its where I like it. I had it in a pint glass served at 48.2 degrees. The beer poured nicely with a fizzy off white head that dissipated slowly and had good lacing. The body color was orange with a normal clarity and a light amount of carbonation. The aroma and taste were a roasted barley. The flavor was light with an average finish length and a dry mouth feel. The tongue hit was towards the middle with good body lacing. Overall I enjoyed this beer and would definitely have another. As always thanks for reading and drink responsibly.

Cost: $11.99 in a mix six pack from Wegman's






Nutritional information from myfitnesspal.com

Brooklyn Brewery - Oktoberfest

  1.   
Calories175Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs13 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Information from Brooklyn Brewery website

BROOKLYN OKTOBERFEST

When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would – he threw a beer festival. Both the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, fullbodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.

AwardsStyle: Märzen/Oktoberfest

Malts: Bavarian Heirloom Munich and Pilsner Malts (malted specially for us in Bamberg)

Hops: Hallertauer Perle, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh

Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%

IBUs: 25

Original Gravity: 13.7° Plato

Calories: 175

Food Pairings: Brooklyn Oktoberfest is especially great with sausages, chicken, steaks, pork chops, cold cuts, burgers and roasted meats. With cheeses, try Swiss, Gruyere or Stilton.

Availability: August-October

Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2-gal kegs; 24/12oz. bottles

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