When out and about today, at my local grocer, I saw a six pack from Star Hill Brewery that I hadn’t tried – The Festie. I was eager to taste it, especially since they mention on their website that it’s similar to an Oktoberfest (and you probably know by now that I do love the Oktoberfest).
While I think the flavor comes off slightly malty and tastes like a decent Amber Lager – it was sort of anti-climatic. It tasted slightly under carbonated, and it didn’t have a strong malty finish like I was hoping for. I certainly wouldn’t liken it to an Oktoberfest – sheesh, as if!
All in all, it’s not a bad beer by any means, I think they just overshot by mentioning that it was “a tribute to the great German Lager…”, as I believe it fell a little flat. It’s kinda like when Madonna sang “American Pie”… you get the picture!
May 19th, 2011 at 9:59 am
That’s always a tough one to live up to. I just love your photos.
May 19th, 2011 at 6:31 pm
It really is a tough style to clone! I appreciate the compliment about my pictures… I love your recipes!