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Half Pints Oktoberfest Lager

Half Pints Oktoberfest Lager
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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Roll out a barell of our Oktoberfest Lager which features Weyermann Munich malt, imported German Perle hops for bittering, and Gernman Hallertau hops which are prized for their delicate aroma. A long, slow cold storage softens the malt flavors, and makes this this only beer that should pass your lips when you hear the call of the Oom-pah band. Try it with Zweibel Schnitzel Bayrische Grillhaxe or with a simple soft pretzel and hot mustard. Serve at 6 degrees celcius. Unpasturized and unfiltered.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marshallstrong (3) - Calgary, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Really good beer overall! My local liquor store stored it at room temperature for about a week so I don’t know how good that was for it. None the less though, I poured and drank each one out of a hour-glass styled cup (as recommended) and I really enjoyed it. It is a "light" for a German style Oktoberfest beer but there is many good options out in western Canada for a good beer of this type. I would suggest getting sometime, also loved the packaging- Makes for a "fun" beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YigSvartka (46) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Cinnamon and spice scent, but unfortunately not very pungent. Rather light texture for an oktoberfest, which is sensible given that this is my first lager of this style. Absolutely delectable taste. Malt, very light roast, some minor spice that is certainty present, but not overwhelming, all followed by a tiny bit of hops to present one delicious tasting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Clear medium amber with golden highlights and an average off-white head. Lovely toasted caramel malt structure with just enough hops to offset the sweetness and provide a slight bitter bite to the finish. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1062) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
Pours a clear reddish amber with a small off white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is nutmeg, malts and some earthiness from the halatauer & perle hops. Taste is a good mouthfull of malts up front finishing with a nice blend of spices and a hint of bitterness. Best oktoberfest I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Slightly hazy copper-amber with a medium head. Aroma is quite malty, with sweet caramel and some interesting earthy/leafy notes. Flavour starts quite sweet, develops with bready notes in the middle, and finishes fairly dry with a hint of cocoa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle - Grains, malts and spices on the nose. Actually quite sweet smelling. Dark clear amber with a thin brown head. Bread, grains and malty. Spices are subdued and almost no bitterness. Fairly rich and at 6.6% definitely not something to drink all night.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (3831) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
341ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of off-white head that dissipates quite quickly leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and some mild spices and grass. Taste is a big caramel malty sweetness balanced nicely with the grassy hops and spices. Light to medium body with mild carbonation. I found this a little on the sweet side, perhaps I needed some schnitzel and hot mustard to go with it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 Pours a nice amber colour with a solid off white inch of head that slowly dissipates and a good amount of lace that sticks around. Aroma is caramel toasted malts and light earthiness. The flavour is malty up front, caramel, toasted malts, mild sweetness then combated by some moderate hop bitterness, spices and finishes dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (760) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
341mL bottle to flute Aroma of chestnuts, nutmeg, barnyard, and lychee. Slightly cloudy amber with very little off white head. Taste is sweet and a little bitter. Medium bodied and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
Solid for sure. The pour is a dark amber with a fluffy porous beige head that simmers slowly to nothing. A bit of mild carbonation in the body. The nose is of light caramel, bready and grained malts, mild nuttiness and a bit of hop aroma. Well balaqnced and crisp with a full bodied kick and light grassy hops. Caramel and bready malts throughout with some sweetness. Overall interesting Marzen!


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