Monday, October 12, 2009

Blue Hills Ocktoberfest, Blue Hills Brewery, Canton, MA

So as you can see me and a few friends stopped by the Blue Hills Brewery Oktoberfest yesterday. As I am a big fan of their IPA, I was pretty excited to try some of their other beers. They had their IPA, Xtra Pale Ale, Watermelon Wheat and Oktoberfest on tap. So of course I had to start with the star of the show, the Oktoberfest. I must say the beer was slightly disappointing at the start, the beer came off as flat, which is never a good sign. But since I had spent the $5, I was drinking it and I must admit, the beer's flavor did its best to rebound from the flat start, the honey maltish flavors made the beer palatable, and it could even be a great beer, but the false start really keeps this beer down. Granted I am drinking this beer at a huge event so maybe quality assurance did not win out in the efforts to produce quantity. While this beer will get a 2.5, I am reserving the right to re-review in better circumstances next time around.
Also, the showing at the Oktoberfest wasn't as big as I thought. I think it being a Sunday, a Red Sox Playoff game followed by a Patriots game had something to do with it. I posted some more pictures over on Facebook. Also, I think some of the staff dressed in leiderhosen or dressed in more traditional Oktoberfest garb would have gone a long way. All in all a good time was had by all.

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