Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest is brewed in collaboration with Brauhaus Riegele of Augsburg. From the Sierra website: Together we created an authentic Oktoberfest beer, true to the roots of the festival, that’s deep golden in color and rich with complex malt flavor from the use of traditional German Steffi barley. Thanks to Sierra sales rep Lance for hunting me down to get me a couple of bottles and the proper glassware as well!
I have to agree this does pour with a beautiful golden caramel color, massive fluffy head from an extremely aggressive pour. Getting some slightly toasted malts with a hint of sugary sweetness on the nose. The flavor is similar with the same toasted malt and sweetness. A surprising bit of alcohol taste finds it’s way to my palate. The finish is a touch grainy and sweet.
A great American/German take on the style. This should be enjoyed by anyone who is a fan of this classic Fall seasonal style.