Sunday, September 14, 2014

Berghoff Oktoberfest

Berghoff as a brand has long been associated with Chicago, where I picked up this bottle. It was first brewed in 1887 in Indiana, and was later brewed by the Huber Brewery in Monroe, Wisconsin. The bottle now indicates it is brewed at Stevens Point in Wisconsin.

The beer pours a dark golden to copper in color. There is an inch of thick, foamy white head. The aroma is malty, sweet potato, with a bright tanginess. The taste follows the aromas, malty, sweet, but then with a cut of bitterness that is metallic. The metallic flavor kills the beer. It has a refreshing, smooth carbonation. This is not your best example of a marzen, tastes cheap.

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