Oktoberfest Beer Guide
Oktoberfest from the air
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Augustiner’s most popular brand is Augustiner Helles (5.2%), a light lager beer that is given a prolonged secondary fermentation phase. This is the brand that is generally referred to when talking about Augustiner. Edelstoff is a slightly brighter, slightly sweeter, more sparkly, and stronger (5.6%) lager variant. The Augustiner Weissbier Oktoberfestbier, is a style of beer (known as Märzen in German) that is specially brewed for the Oktoberfest, which means it must be especially featured in any beer guide. Augustiner’s Oktoberfest beer and Edelstoff are the only beers at the festival that are still served from traditional wooden barrels.
Paulaner Oktoberfestbier (5.8%) is lighter than the malty brews on offer throughout most of the festival, and is arguably the most popular beer . It has a dark amber color with hints of caramel and raisins, however people seem split over this beer with some commenting on its significant bitterness and others reporting a light, watery sweetness. Unlike the other breweries, Paulaner continues to brew their Oktoberfest Märzen all year round.
This brewery holds the title of the world’s first Oktoberfestbier and is the original Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) brewery, which means has long been assured an entry on the Oktoberfest beer guide. Spaten actually means spade, and therefore on all its barrels and bottles appears the symbol of a malt spade. Their Pils (5.0%) was the first to be produced in Munich; their specially brewed Oktoberfestbier (5.7%) is slightly stronger and paler. As well as these popular offerings, Spater also produce a specialty Diat-Pils (4.9%, 32 cal), which can be consumed by diabetics, and a Non-alcoholic beer. Like Hofbräu, Spaten still brew a popular Bavarian Märzen (copper red, full bodied maltiness) at the time of the festival as well as Oktoberfestbier to suit broader international tastes.
One of the most impressive tents at the festival, the entrance is marked out by a huge lion above the door which can be seen from miles! Like many of the premium beers available, it has a solid past and still brews according to the German Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law) which was established in 1516. It has been served at every Oktoberfest since 1810; their specially brewed beer for the festival is Wiesenbier (6.1%), literally meaning ‘meadow beer’.
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