Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Goose Island Oktoberfest Review

Name: Goose Island Oktoberfest
Style: Oktoberfest/Marzen
ABV: 6.4%
IBUs: 17

Well so far, you guys haven't lead me astray with your Oktoberfest suggestions since they have been exceptional, though, not groundbreaking in overall quality. That said, this next Oktoberfest offering is from Goose Island. No fancy name of any sort, just Goose Island Oktoberfest, which proudly proclaims to have hints of dried apricot and toffee aroma.

Also before I start, a couple of you mentioned that I should be using a dimpled mug or any type of mug when drinking an Oktoberfest beer. As luck would have it, I found one and everything is right in the world!

Appearance - Fairly clear dark orange color with a high amount of visible carbonation. The head is quite thin in appearance but the lacing is rather abundant

Aroma - Munich malts and toasted barley with some light hint of chocolate. I'm also getting some toffee sweetness in here as well.

Taste - Munich malts and toasted barley once again upfront, with some chocolate and toffee sweetness towards the back with a very slight hop bitterness that is mild at best in the back. As for the aftertaste, I'm getting a slight indistinguishable sweetness that could possibly be the dried apricot they were talking about....maybe.

It isn't anything I already haven't seen in Oktoberfest beer, but it's tolerable at the very least and is worth checking out or adding to your mix-a-six if you're not ready to make a full purchase of a six-pack. As for me, there are better Oktoberfest beers out there than this.

Goose Island Oktoberfest - 8/10

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