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Title: The flavor of my Oktoberfest
Post by: nicneufeld on December 12, 2009, 01:42:04 am
So this year was the first year for me to do an actual lager Oktoberfest (did an Altoberfest last year) and sipping at a pint right now I have to say I think I've put my finger on the flavor.....graham crackers.  The munich malt seems to leave a nice graham cracker taste, which in my mind is more descriptive (to me at least) than the usual "malty/bready" descriptors that are more the standard.

Not a fantastic insight, but every now and again I'll actually pinpoint a flavor in something and its rather like an epiphany to me.  When I tasted a (now unmistakeable) pear flavor in Bushmills it was the same.
Title: Re: The flavor of my Oktoberfest
Post by: Kaiser on December 12, 2009, 12:35:44 pm
That's what happens to me too. And that's how your palate slowly learns all the descriptors that brewers tend to use.

Kai