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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2021, 06:28:28 PM »
I wonder why the two different breweries would be allowed to brew different beers. It would seem to me the quality controls would be in place to brew very near the same beers.



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Yeah, I really doubt they used 2 different recipes.  And knowing SN, I'm pretty sure that they used the same ingredients.  So that comes down to process, and again it seems difficult to believe that they wouldn't monitor and check for that.  So, maybe it comes down to our own perceptions and biases?
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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2021, 10:14:51 PM »



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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2021, 10:15:12 PM »
It’s pretty dark!


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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2021, 10:38:20 PM »
It’s pretty dark!


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Yeah that is pretty dark for the style. SN does list black malt as part of the grist...perhaps they used a tick too much.

Supposedly using a roasted grain in a non-roasty style imparts some dryness in addition to color. Perhaps this is a workaround, maybe the dryness from the black malt offsets some of the caramelly sweet flavors that develop as the beer sits on a warm shelf.

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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2021, 10:49:07 PM »
It's not difficult for me to imagine choosing two different interpretations for two different sides of the country. Whether its true or not ...

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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2021, 02:22:46 PM »
It's not difficult for me to imagine choosing two different interpretations for two different sides of the country. Whether its true or not ...

Just not the kind of thing SN would do, based on my experience.
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2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2021, 02:34:06 PM »
People travel and would notice the same sku with two recipes.  Beer drinkers would not know about the different recipe and would most likely jump to the conclusion that one of your breweries doesn’t know what it is doing. That could create a real bad reputation for your business.
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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2021, 03:06:01 PM »
People travel and would notice the same sku with two recipes.  Beer drinkers would not know about the different recipe and would most likely jump to the conclusion that one of your breweries doesn’t know what it is doing. That could create a real bad reputation for your business.

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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2021, 03:27:02 PM »
Curious to to see if anyone of west coast posts a picture of the color. And, it's not a bad beer. But I liked previous attempts that were more "Festbiers" better.

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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2021, 03:42:11 PM »
Curious to to see if anyone of west coast posts a picture of the color. And, it's not a bad beer. But I liked previous attempts that were more "Festbiers" better.

I'll try to remember to do it, but I think it's pretty close to the same color.
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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2021, 09:41:33 PM »
Untappd has lots of pictures of dark beer; like Majorvices’ picture.

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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2021, 02:39:05 AM »
I’ve got one left in the fridge that should be from Chico. I’ll check and post a pic in the next few days. I remember it reasonably dark in the glass like major’s pic.
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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2021, 11:53:10 PM »

Chico version. Deeply malty but not sweet. It's fine but not great


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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2021, 11:24:45 PM »
If anyone's interested, I just checked the FG with an Easy Dens, and it was 1.012 at 70.8°.
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Re: 2021 Sierra Nevada Octoberfest
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2021, 03:03:28 PM »
 5.5% Alcohol by Volume
19 Bitterness Units
13.5° Original Gravity
3.1°
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