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Re: Shiner Oktoberfest
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2010, 03:39:40 PM »
I suppose this is just a case of different strokes for different folks.

That, ultimately, is what keeps the whole 'beer thing' interesting.
There will be as many percerptions about any beer as there are tastebuds sampling them.
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Re: Shiner Oktoberfest
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2010, 10:06:48 AM »
After the O-fest tasting Ron and I had last year, I think I will stick to Spaten or Hacker-Pschorr.  The American versions, while drinkable, and some tasty beers in their own right, are missing a flavor component that the German verisons all seem to have.
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Re: Shiner Oktoberfest
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2010, 01:47:34 PM »
After the O-fest tasting Ron and I had last year, I think I will stick to Spaten or Hacker-Pschorr.  The American versions, while drinkable, and some tasty beers in their own right, are missing a flavor component that the German verisons all seem to have.

A big +1 to that notion.

Not that American examples are bad.  Just not true examples of good German festbier.  Of course you have to go to Germany to get the real thing.  At least we have the opportunity to get some export examples.
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Re: Shiner Oktoberfest
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2010, 02:37:34 PM »
Ayinger - thank me later... ;D
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Re: Shiner Oktoberfest
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2010, 03:48:09 PM »
Ayinger - thank me later... ;D

^^^^This brewery makes great German Fest bier.
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Re: Shiner Oktoberfest
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2010, 04:11:17 AM »
Ayinger - thank me later... ;D

^^^^This brewery makes great German Fest bier.

+1  They make great beer, period.
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Re: Shiner Oktoberfest
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2010, 06:12:55 AM »
Pardon me if I'm just a tad biased toward the Hacker-Pschorr offering . .

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Re: Shiner Oktoberfest
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2010, 06:50:55 AM »
Ayinger - thank me later... ;D

^^^^This brewery makes great German Fest bier.

+1  They make great beer, period.

I concur.  Probably one of the best in Germany.
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