Sorry that this one is Uber late, but slight derailment with a conference and loss of available Oktoberfest beers. So this will be the unofficial last one for Oktoberfest to close the challenge out.
Magic Hat brewery has always had a great marketing campaign with their labels and six packs. It always intrigued me to pick up a six or two. To begin off, their Ourtoberfest is a break from the norm and has the reddish-brown of a marzen. It has more of a distinct first taste. The first smell is standard for marzens. The first taste seems a little sweet while being dry. It is tart on the tongue and finishes quite crisply. There is no lingering third or fourth tastes here. I don’t know if it’s the label or me but it almost has a red taste to it. This beer weights in at a haughty 5.4 alcohol by volume, which is not going to get you warm on the cold nights that has been greeting us of late. All in all I find the Hex beer to be a nice middle of the road marzen. It has some character and it’s marketing makes it seem like more but it is just a nice Oktoberfest rendition. It is worth a taste. If you can still find some and want to succumb to the marketing then pick some up.
You get really fucked up drinking at Oktoberfest in Germany
Hex – A malty amber ale with hints of toffee and caramel and a slightly smoky finish
- TYPE: Ourtoberfest
- YEAST: German Ale
- HOPS: Apollo, Hallertaur
- MALTS: Pale, Vienna, Crystal, Cherry Wood Smoked Malt, Malted Rye
- ABV: 5.4
- GRAVITY: 14.00 Plato
- BITTERNESS: 25
- SRM: 18.0
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