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Red Hare Rabbit’s Reserve #4: OktoberfestIn

Red Hare Rabbit’s Reserve #4: OktoberfestIn
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
In celebration of all things German, Red Hare used classic ingredients from the motherland of bier to recreate this much beloved celebratory beer style for the fourth Rabbit’s Reserve: Oktoberfest. The result is a lucid copper hued brew, characterized by a malty, bready and slightly nutty smooth taste. Red Hare’s brewers took a classic marzen grain bill starting with Munich and Vienna malts, then added wheat and a new Maltster’s Reserve crystal malt to give a new dimension to the classic Oktoberfest taste. German Hallertau hops help balance out the malt, provide a slightly earthy aroma and lend a fruity hint to the taste. A traditional German lager yeast shipped over from Munich set the stage for a lengthy lagering process which was key to the flavor profile for this German lager beer style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
This beer, apparently, has been revived, albeit briefly - at least, that’s what the folks at Beer Growler say, and that it’s different from the Hassenpfeffer. Pours a clear, coppery amber with a fairly thick, though effervescent, pale buff head. Strong aroma has firm fruity and malty components plus a hint of caramel. Texture is smooth, fairly firm, not a lot of fizz. I’m glad that Red Hare brought this one back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Growler @ CGS. Red amber color. White ring. Aroma of Vienna malts, musty malts, vanilla oak, autumn leaves, herbal hops. Tastes of toasted grains, Munich malts. Bold hops, earthy autumn flavors. (3491)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours a light amber with a white frothy head. Aroma of bread malts and nuts. Very light with average carbonation. Bread malts dominate the taste with wheat and nuts in the background. Pretty much the Commercial Description fits it to a T.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
A good beer in its own right, but very different from oktoberfest style beers. The nose is very floral with some notes of bread. Very light brown with an off white froth head. Sweet with big floral presence that I can only compare to honeysuckle nectar. Medium bodied and medium finished, smooth.

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