A yearly celebration recognized for its spectacular array of beers, Oktoberfest is dubbed the world’s most iconic boozy Bavarian festival. And there’s no better way to celebrate this legendary German celebration than by trying various German beers while munching some salted pretzels, sausages, and roasted chicken. Here’s ten authentic favorites you won’t want to miss.
Yep, PortoVino works for beer too. Just be sure to start pouring and sharing a bit sooner because of the carbonation--but that shouldn't be a problem if you're planning to walk around that Oktoberfest party like a glorious beermaiden or barhand of yore.
Brewed in March to be perfectly served in October, this medium bodied, easy-drinking Marzen features an extremely balanced flavor―nutty and malty with a light caramelized aroma. The smooth, full palate leaves a refreshing aftertaste that hints at an age-old recipe.
A classic German-brewed beer from Munich’s oldest brewery, the Lagerbier Hell is a perfect treat after a long, tiring day. This golden-colored refreshment with minimal head gives a beautiful balance of malt, white bread, grapes, and some floral hops.
An old-school beer, golden in color and with a hint of toasty flavor, biscuits, and spice notes, Spaten is a cult favorite among old-fashioned beer lovers of the present generation.The beer is ideal for those looking for a medium-bodied, high carbonation beer with light tan heads.
The beer festival could notbe truly authentic without the ever popular Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier. Bursting with beautiful golden color, spongy off-white foam, and fruity, medium sweetness, this one is definitely hard to resist.
This one comes highly-recommended for those on the hunt for a medium to full-bodied drink featuring a caramel, wheat, banana, and light raisin combination. The sweet malty taste with a spiced finish makes this beer a sought-after choice every Oktoberfest.
Underrated yet worth the mention, the Schönramer Pils is of a pale golden color and brims with refreshing flavors of citric hops and grainy malt. This highly drinkable beer starts with a fruity malty taste and ends with fine bitter notes.
A crisp, old-world beerwith a clean and refreshing quality, the Weihenstephaner Original is a drink for the ages. You’ll get a sweet, malty, and grainy tang upfront, complemented with a dash of spice on the backend.
An aroma of grass, light citrus, biscuit, and grain makes this drink unique and interesting. If you want a typical wheat beer sweetness coupled with a malty finish, give this clear golden colored beer a try.
Characterized by a fairly thin white head over a golden straw body, the Hofbräu Original is a flavorful malt beer perfected with some light breadiness, slight creaminess, and spicy fruitiness. It may not entice you from the first sip, but you’ll be coming back for more because of its complex and unique taste.
The list would not be complete without this stellar beer in a watery golden color. The creamy light to medium body is combined with good carbonation and lightly crisp mouthfeel, making it very refreshing. Its grassy, medicinal hops add balance to the sweet aroma of caramel, biscuits, and apples.
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