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Tag: German

Märzen 2.0

In this episode, in honor of Oktoberfest, we revisit style 6A, Märzen. Plus, we have a special guest presenter on the show. Beers tasted include:

Style Guidelines (12:10)
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen (31:47)
Abita Octoberfest (42:48)
Goose Island Oktoberfest (53:40)
Victory Festbier (1:02:35)
Saint Arnold Oktoberfest (1:12:18)
Oasis Texas Oktoberfest (1:20:48)
Nine Band Ghost Cow Oktoberfest (1:28:20)
Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest (1:39:22)

German Leichtbier

In this episode, we discuss style 5A, German Leichtbier. Beers tasted include:

Becks Premier Light (22:34)
Heineken Light (30:57)
St. Pauli Girl Lager (42:20)
Shiner Light Blonde (51:13)
Coors Light (1:02:12)
Mystery Homebrew (1:08:46)

Asian Rice Lager

In this episode, we revisit style 2A, International Light Lager. Don’t get too steamed about it though; within this category, we focus on the Asian Rice Lager. Beers tasted include:

Asahi Super Dry (35:13)
Sapporo Premium Lager (43:21)
Tiger Beer (54:26)
Lucky Beer (Lucky Buddha) (1:01:49)

Munich Helles

In this episode, we discuss style 4A, Munich Helles. Plus, we have a special guest from our local homebrew shop, Texas Brewing. Beers tasted include:

Stiegl Goldbräu (32:46)
Spaten Münchner Hell (55:00)
Hacker-Pschorr Münchener Gold (1:03:31)
Rahr & Sons Blonde Lager (1:13:34)
Legal Draft Legal Blonde Lager (1:24:25)
Community Texas Helles (1:33:13)
Paulaner Original Münchner Hell (1:48:33)

Berliner Weisse

In this episode, we discuss style 23A, Berliner Weisse. Beers tasted include:

Dogfish Head Festina Peche (21:25)
Leinenkugel BeerGarten Tart (28:19)
Texian Charlie Foxtrot (35:01)

Plus, one of our own made an attempt at brewing a Berliner Weisse. Let’s see how that turned out… (44:36)


In this episode, we discuss style 8B, Schwarzbier. Beers tasted include:

Köstritzer Schwarzbier (22:01)
Uinta Baba Black Lager (30:06)
Rahr Ugly Pug (42:44)
Krombacher Dark (51:16)
Kulmbacher Mönchshof (58:20)
New Belgium 1554 – again (1:04:56)

Surprise beer! – St. Arnold Divine Reserve 16


In this episode, we discuss style 6B, Rauchbier. Beers tasted include:

Aecht Schlenkerla Märzen (27:32)
Southern Star Rauchbier (36:16)
Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock (45:08)
Stone Smoked Porter (52:52)


In this episode, we discuss style 9A, Doppelbock. Beers tasted include:

Ayinger Celebrator (21:54)
Paulaner Salvator (28:14)
Wasatch Devastator (36:48)
Einbecker Winter Bock (47:43)

Special feature not in our style: Martin House Kafkaesque (1:00:27)

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