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Hoffmann Heffeweizen by Climax Brewing Company

I am watching the Dallas Cowboys are playing the New England Patriots (and it is on TV in NJ) as I type this…so if the blog remains unfinished, it just may be because the laptop goes flying across the room due to Tony Romo and how he plays.

Beer #322 is Hoffmann Heffeweizen by Climax Brewing Company, my favorite brewer from New Jersey.  Brewed in Roselle Park and in a growler no less, this Hefeweizen has an ABV of any where between 4.8% and 5.2%.

Appearance – Clear golden color with a no head anywhere to be seen.

Nose – Banana, Bazooka gum, wheat, yeasty bready smell…typical Hefe aroma.

Taste – I get lemon here that I didn’t get in the nose.  Wheat is also a big part of the flavor.  The Bazooka gum flavor is evident in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – The body is right smack dab in the middle of medium and light.  Low carbonation makes this quite smooth and refreshing.

Overall –  A nice take on a Hefeweizen although I would like a bit more clove spice flavor.  This would be nice on a hot summer day…or after a nice mountain bike re.

Rating: B

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Festbier by Victory Brewing Company

Football night tonight…old cracked ribs and punctured lung Romo will hopefully be leading the Cowboys to victory against the Redskins.  Go Boys!

Beer #302 is Festbier by Victory Brewing Company from Downingtown, Pennsylvania.  This Marzen or Oktoberfest has an ABV of 5.6%.

It had quite the nice brownish amber color with just a very small tan head.  The aroma was kind of light with some hints of roasted malts and caramel.  Throw in a little bread and a nuttiness and you have the nose.  It tasted liked it smelled with roasted malty flavor, a caramel flavor that wasn’t all that sweet, and bread.  Near the finish, I got…bear with me…a flavor that reminded me of pretzels.  That was quite interesting.  It had a medium body, a nice amount of carbonation, was a bit crisp and at the same time…smooth.

This was a very solid Oktoberfest that is worthy of drinking this time of the year.  Prost!

Rating: B

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Dogtoberfest Marzen by Flying Dog Brewery

As a Cowboy fan, I wanted to choke Tony Romo last night but I figured why bother, he will choke on his own…which he did.  Oh well…on to beer #288.

Dogtoberfest Marzen by Flying Dog Brewery is my brew of the day.  Brewed in the style of an Oktoberfest or a Marzen in Frederick, Maryland, this brew has an ABV of 5.6%.  This is just about the right time for this type of beer as Oktoberfest (a famous German festival) is just about ready to begin.  Get out those drinking mugs and lederhosen.

Dogtoberfest poured a nice amber color with a touch of red to it.  It had a thin white head.  The nose was caramel malts and an aroma of something similar to those old butterscotch hard candies I still like to this day.  It tasted mostly of caramel and had a bit of an apple taste towards the middle and back end.  It had a nice slight bitterness towards the end also.  The body was somewhere between medium and light and it had a moderate amount of stinging carbonation.

This was a nice brew that was quite easy to drink.  It was a solid beer that would make any Oktoberfest celebration quite enjoyable.

Rating: B

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400 Pound Monkey by Left Hand Brewing Company

I heard that the NFL just may settle this little lock-out thing they have going this week.  Thank goodness for I can’t picture the fall with out football and my beloved Dallas Cowboys.  I could debate for hours on “Tony Romo, can he lead us to and actually win a Super Bowl?” with fellow Cowboys fans forever.  I think he could but only time will tell.  So to celebrate, I broke out my Cowboys pint glass I picked up down in Dallas when I toured the now defunct, Texas Stadium.

Beer #232, 400 Pound Monkey by Left Hand Brewing Company from Longmont, Colorado, went into that Cowboys pint glass and it had a clear golden color with just a tiny ring of a white head.  This English IPA with an ABV of 6.7%, had a very light nose of toasted bread…and that was it.  It had a bread like flavor with a bit of a pine mingling in there.  It had a kind of clean sweetness bringing up the rear with a touch of bitterness.  My wife brought me in some pretzel chips as I was tasting this and they mixed together rather well.  The body was medium with a decent amount of carbonation that had this bordering on being almost creamy.

This was a pretty decent beer that I think would go well munching on some salty snacks watching football on a Sunday afternoon.  I know it is a bit early…but…go Cowboys!!!

Rating: B

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