Today’s beer: Alpenkönig Gold
This is a solid beer but I’m a sucker for a Märzen. I think I normally drink Oktoberfests or Festbiers which are a subcategory of Märzen’s, but this is good either way.
I like the look of the Oktoberfest/Festbier better since it looks more autumnally orange, but this so-called “Gold” Märzen is pretty too.
This is the most German beer I’ve had in such a short period of time. One thing that seems consistent is a character I can’t quite define.
It’s similar to knowing, upon drinking, the difference between an English Ale, and American IPA, or a Trappist Belgian. Something that transcends mere style and gets to what wine aficionados refer to as “terroir”.
All these German beers share something uniquely German that I can taste, appreciate, and recognize even if I can’t quite define it.
I’m really looking forward to the remainder of the calendar, but also to dinking more German imports in 2018.