Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest

Posted by on Oct 16, 2009 in Craft Beer | No Comments

THH_Oktoberfest by Gary Allard 2009 All rights reserved.
Better Late Than Never . . .

By now, most Oktoberfest celebrations have wound down. So I was feeling kind of sad that I'd failed to partake in any of the local festivals. Especially since I had a hankering for something German and malty . . .

Fortunately, there was still plenty of evidence of the season in my local grocery stores, in the form of special release Oktoberfest beers. Perfect.

I grabbed a 6-pack of Hacker-Pschorr’s Original Oktoberfest.

The woman in charge of the beer section at the store said it was the darkest of the releases she’d ordered this year, and the tastiest.

As I settled back home with a glass of it, and a pumpkin at my side ready for carving, I had to agree. It was a good one.

A beautiful fall amber color, mildly spicy and sweet, a good malty foundation, lightly hopped, and a dry finish. Without thinking, I opened another one . . .

Guess the pumpkin carving extravaganza will just have to wait for another night. Tonight, it’s all about the beer.

The Beer Details
Brewer:
Paulaner Brauerei (Munich, Germany)
Style: Lager
ABV: 5.8%
Price: ~$11/ 6-pack of bottles (Whole Foods)
The Beer Extras
Plan your trip to next year’s Oktoberfest in Munich
Read up on the history of Oktoberfest and beer
Print Erin's beer shopping list

Want this beer? Looks like about 16 states are distributing it, from east to west. Can't find it? Try one of these other Oktoberfest beers.   

Erin Malone
is a Thursday Happy Hour contributing editor, providing the
what's-up of beer all over on Fridays. What did you try and like this Oktoberfest? Let me know in the comments below.
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