August 18, 2021

August Beer Review (#60)

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Beer/Brewery City, State Tasting Notes Style ABV % IBU Cal On Style Look Smell Taste Mouth Feel Total Rating Pic

Oktoberfest, Blackwater Draw Brewing

Bryan, TX 

Blackwater has adjusted their recipe and taken a good Oktoberfest beer to the next level. This is perhaps one of the best Marzen or Oktoberfest beers I have had in a while. Great lace, awesome aroma, full body taste ending with a slight carmel taste. This is the mark to meet when it comes to Marzens in 2021!

Best in on draft and better at their tap room!

Märzen 4.2% 22   4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 Pic
Oktoberfest, Altstadt Brewing Fredericksberg, TX

This is a great German Marzen or Oktoberfest beer. Great lace, good mouth feel, full-bodied ending with a slight sweetness.

In tradition with the classic German Märzen styles originally served at Oktoberfest. Mild hopping compliment the rich combination of Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts which give this brew its beautiful light copper color.

Märzen 5.9% 16   4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 Pic
Lager-ish, Great Heights Brewing Houston, TX

This is a good example of a german summer standard. Good lace, great smell, mouth feel and smooth finishing taste. Brewed with ale yeast but cold-conditioned like a lager, this beer is light, smooth, & crisp—perfect for a hot Texas day.

Kolsch 5.3% 20   4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 Pic
Forbidden Helles, Willard's Brewery Austin, TX I am happy to see more Texas craft brewries making German style beers. This beer is wonderful full-flavored lagers of Bavaria. With notes of fresh-baked bread and a subtle kiss of noble hops, this otherwise light lager exhibits beauty in its subtlety. Crisp, golden, and refreshing. German Lager 4.8% 16   4 4 4 4 4 4 Pic
40 Days & 40 Nights IPA, Lazarus Brewing Austin, TX At last a return to IPA's with clarity! This IPA has a crisp flavor that allows the malt to be tasted with a nice finish of hops with good head retention. A well balanced beer to be enjoyed an a summer afternoon. IPA 7.1% 45   4 4 4 4 4 4 Pic