Archive for October, 2012

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier

Posted: October 31, 2012 by Kenny in Imported, Specialty
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Country of Origin: Germany
Alcohol Content: 6.3%
Sequence: Third
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle

This the second best beer that I drank while watching “The Amazing Spider-man” (actually not a bad movie). After the BLAH of Erdinger, I was hoping for something a little more beery.

Oktoberfest beers are usually strong and at 6.3%, this qualifies. And this guy, 1 of 6 ALLOWED to brew for Oktoberfest in Munich, was great! Light in colour, strong in smell, and smooth tasting. I have never been to the real Oktoberfest (I have been to the K-W Oktoberfest, which is pretty close I hear) but if I ever do, I now know what I’ll be drinking for 18 days!

Pat’s side note: Having been to both the K-W Oktoberfest and the one in Munich, I can confirm that they are alike. You could also say that a Honda Civic is like a Porsche 911 Turbo by virtue of them both having four wheels and the ability to move under their own power.

Well, I’ll try to concentrate on drinking.

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Carlsberg

Posted: October 31, 2012 by Kenny in Imported
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Country of Origin: Denmark
Alcohol Content: 5%
Sequence: First
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Can

I think everyone has had one of these at some point in their life. If you’ve ever been to Europe, you’ve had it. If you’ve ever been to a buddies house to watch soccer, you’ve had it. If you have this crazy beer blog, you’ve had it!

This was actually the best beer that I had all night. It’s a go-to beer for many a European and it’s easy to see why. It tastes good. Nothing special but real good flavour.

Erdinger Weißbräu

Posted: October 31, 2012 by Kenny in Imported
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Country of Origin: Germany
Alcohol Content: 5.3%
Sequence: Second
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Glass by way of can

The second of 8 Erdinger wheat beers I’ve tried (Dunkel was the first). It smelled great, like a fine wheat beer. It poured out cloudy and a little frothy. And… it tasted like water. Seriously, absolutely no taste to this beer whatsoever! I was very disappointed. Erdinger only makes wheat beers and this is the flagship one… and it sucked.

UPDATE: I was wrong and I’m sorry. It smelled great, with a little orange scent. It had a great, get this, apple flavour. Sorry I said you sucked.

 

Radeberger Pilsner

Posted: October 30, 2012 by Kenny in Imported
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Country of Origin: Germany
Alcohol Content: 4.8%
Sequence: Fourth
Finished: Yes
Vessel: Can

Let’s preface this post by saying I had just eaten a baseball steak from The Keg about an hour before and I was very full.  Full… but not ready to stop drinking for the night. I didn’t feel like having any of the standards that were in the fridge (Coors Light, Heineken, Stella) so I grabbed the first tall can of something else I saw.

Being in a silly (read partially intoxicated) mood already, we had fun with the name. I think it ended up being Radelburglar… the distant cousin to the Hamburglar.

Who wants a beer? You? You over there?

Right! The beer. Tasted good. Kind of tin like, nothing really special. I guess pilsner is the tofu of the beer world; no matter what you do to it or how you prepare it, it all tastes the same.