November 13, 2012

Original Oktoberfest/Amber Marzen from Hacker-Pschorr Brewery

By Rick

“I’m not worthy!”

Writing a review for Hacker-Pschorr beer is like writing a critique of a Shakespearean play- or a Beethoven symphony.  Its quality and heritage are known world-wide.  This beer company has quite a history:  its beginnings harken back to 1417!  Check out their very  interesting website at  Hacker-Pschorr also is famous for its presence at Munich’s OKTOBERFEST- made famous by King Ludwig I in 1810.

 This “Original Oktoberfest” is one of my favorite beers.  Its subtitle name  “Amber Marzen” tells us beer geeks a little bit more about what we should expect to see and taste: a hearty beer that originally was brewed in spring (Marzen is the German word for “March”) with sufficient malt & hops to ferment throughout the warm German spring and summer months.  The kegs were ready to be “emptied” by October- hence the celebration!

 So much for the history lesson: on to the beer!  It pours a beautiful amber-brown with a frothy head.  The aroma of hops and malt entice!  This brew “explodes” in my mouth: effervescence, sweet hops, hearty malt- even a hint of spice to complete this tasteful experience!

 Don’t let its Oktoberfest name deceive you.  Their website states:  it’s “a beer for all seasons”. This 5.8% ABV brew pairs well with those hearty Oktoberfest brats, Thanksgiving dinners (or leftovers) and even a summer cook-out!

 I may not “be worthy”- but Hacker-Pschorr’s Original Oktoberfest/ Amber Marzen is!


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