I don’t know about the best damn Oktoberfest beer, but maybe you do? It seems each year there are more and more available to try, and its kinda getting a little crazy now. I think For the first time this year, I’m only enjoying one Oktoberfest beer, (no Oktoberfestathon in 2011) and its the one from Sam Adams.
I grabbed a 12 pack of it even though I was on my beer-free September challenge so it would be within reach at the stroke of midnight come October 1st!
I really like the Sam Adams Octoberfest, but I don’t think its my absolute favorite. So far, that would be the Victory Brewing Festbier for Domestics, and the Ayinger Oktoberfest for the Germans. (I gave those 4-stars compared to the Sam Adams 3 stars)
So, considering this year I’m going light on the ‘Oktoberfestathon’ thing we usually do around this time, I need focus and help. What do YOU think the best damn Oktoberfest beer is? Take the poll, and please leave a comment! If some sort of trend appears, I’ll seek it out and try it, but otherwise I’m done this year!
Anyway, as a service to any people who stumbled across this post, here’s a quick index if Oktoberfest beers we’ve reviewed here over the years.
Hofbräu München Oktoberfest – One of the ‘real’ German Oktoberfest brews.
Brooklyn Brewery Oktoberfest – Domestic, with a solid 3.5 stat rating.
Victory Festbier – Mentioned above. 4 star domestic goodness!
Sam Adams Octoberfest – My ‘go to’ Octoberfest for 2011.
Otter Creek Oktoberfest – Solid brew from the peeps in VT.
Harpoon Brewery Oktoberfest – Looks like I gave it a 2,5/5 stars. Eh.
Ayinger Oktoberfest – Mmmm.
Löwenbräu Oktoberfest Bier – Another ‘real’ German Oktoberfest bier.
Spaten Oktoberfest Bier – Another unimpressive German. Yawn.
Left Hand Oktoberfest – 3.5 stars from Colorado!
Flying Fish Oktoberfish – 3.5 stars of local Jersey goodness!
Beck’s Oktoberfest – Surprisingly good!
Jack’s Pumpkin Spice – People like this one a lot. Just not this people!
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest – Solid Import for sure.
Paulaner Oktoberfest – Another 4-star original from Germany!
Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest – OK, not memorable.
Weyerbacher Autumn Fest Ale – Another so-so domestic.
And there you go. And I didn’t even list out the pumpkin ales we’ve reviewed! So anyway, what’s your favorite Oktoberfest beer?