Last night we hosted our second Oktober-Fiesta o-fest tasting at the Burrito, a gathering this time of 8 different oktoberfest-style biers:
Consensus marked the top four performers as as Flying Dog’s Dogtoberfest Marzen (clearly we agreed with last week’s and last year’s GABF judges), Paulaner’s Oktoberfest Marzen, Schell’s Octoberfest and Spaten’s Oktoberfest Ur-Marzen. I’ve listed the top four in my personal order of preference. Paulaner solidified the number two spot on aroma–so wonderful. But the Dogtober was tough to beat. Incidentally, those two possess a pair of the cooler labels I’ve seen lately. But it’s what’s inside the bottle that truly shines. Drink them with passion.