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Title: Festbier Head-to-Head: Ayinger, Sierra Nevada, and Homebrew
Post by: Andy Farke on November 27, 2017, 06:54:13 AM
Tonight a friend and I did a head-to-head tasting of Ayinger’s October Fest-Märzen and Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest, alongside my own festbier. I'm quite happy with how my homebrewed version turned out!

I noted that the Ayinger was a bit oxidized, and probably not at its prime, although what was there originally was pretty good (including a modest yet enjoyable spicy hop note alongside the malt). The Sierra Nevada was decent, but lagged a bit in terms of head retention and overall malty character.

Results are blogged here: https://andybrews.com/2017/11/26/festbier-head-to-head/ (https://andybrews.com/2017/11/26/festbier-head-to-head/)

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