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Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:16:17 AM »
I just got a six of this brewed with Brauhaus Miltenberger packaged on 7/5. Great Malt complexity and the right amount of hops for a wonderful drinking experience. The crisp finish leaves you wanting more. I'm really digging these unique compilations every year.


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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 11:19:38 AM »
Sounds great! Gonna pick some up this week. I like that it's a different collaboration every year.
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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 02:56:01 PM »
Picked up some today, packaged 7/18. It's deep gold/orange, with nice malt depth and complexity. Terrific, lasting foam. The light but noticeable late hop character is excellent and (along with the fairly pale color)obviously puts it closer to festbier than marzen. This is a better beer than last year's festbier IMO. It's maltier and a tad more amber than last year's, and honestly is sort of a combo festbier/marzen IMO. Who cares, it's an excellent, very drinkable beer. I'll be buying another 12 soon.


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Edit2 - I missed that it's actually labeled as a festbier as well. I really like it.
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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 03:33:47 PM »
Who cares, it's an excellent, very drinkable beer. I'll be buying another 12 soon.


Agreed.  i think this is the best of the 3 they have put out so far.  excellent beer.
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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 03:41:19 PM »
Who cares, it's an excellent, very drinkable beer. I'll be buying another 12 soon.


Agreed.  i think this is the best of the 3 they have put out so far.  excellent beer.


I agree best yet, Paul. Pretty cool to look forward to a new collab beer next year.
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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 04:28:25 PM »
Who cares, it's an excellent, very drinkable beer. I'll be buying another 12 soon.


Agreed.  i think this is the best of the 3 they have put out so far.  excellent beer.

Good to know. Will be picking some up soon for quality assurance.

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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 12:30:08 PM »
I love it. It tastes great

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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 10:06:58 AM »
I picked some up on Saturday.  Good stuff.
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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 02:17:31 PM »
I like this year's better than last (and I liked that one.)

Nice hops flavors. Easy drinking.

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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 06:27:43 PM »
A couple of weeks ago Mrs R and I killed a 6 pack in one night. Good stuff. Different from last year, but so good.
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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 06:34:47 PM »
Going there tomorrow woohoo!


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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2017, 07:08:20 PM »
Finally had some myself--went to a German restaurant the other day with a strong German beer selection, but my first choice was Sierra N.'s version and, I agree: great malt complexity.
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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 07:37:48 AM »
I finally bought a six pack yesterday and I really enjoyed it

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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2017, 09:36:49 AM »
I had some last night. Is it a well made beer? Yes. Does it taste as it should? No. There was no lingering fresh malt character that is unmistakable of European beers, in fact I couldn't taste any malt. It was hopped way to bitter to style as well. All in all it was a well brewed beer, but IMO it was a swing and a miss compared to the real deal.
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Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 11:29:38 AM »
I had some last night. Is it a well made beer? Yes. Does it taste as it should? No. There was no lingering fresh malt character that is unmistakable of European beers, in fact I couldn't taste any malt. It was hopped way to bitter to style as well. All in all it was a well brewed beer, but IMO it was a swing and a miss compared to the real deal.

Compared to a recent (fairly fresh) Wehenstephaner Festbier I consumed, I agree.