Sierra Nevada x Weihenstephaner Oktoberfest 2018

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. x Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: German Oktoberfest / Märzen
Other Notes: 20 IBUs. Fall seasonal. Malts – Two-row Pale, Steffi, Pilsner and Munich. Hops – Sterling, Spalter and Record

Brewer Description: (from bottle) We’ve partnered with Bavaria’s Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery, for this American take on the classic German Oktoberfest. A malt backbone is balanced by subtle hop character in this crisp, clean, and drinkable crowd-pleaser – nothing captures the spirit of celebration like a beer among friends.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.51
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle, packaged on 27th July 2018, and poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A very nice clear copper colour with a two finger white head that had good retention, while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malt, pear, honey, bread, light floral.
Taste: Sweet, toffee apple, bread, honey, brown sugar, with a light bitterness to the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: The light bitterness helps, but on the whole, it was probably too sweet for me.

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