When I went on an Oktoberfest spree recently I had not been able to find one of my favorites, Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen. Many moons ago a few of us tried every Oktoberfest we could get our hands on and after the dust cleared the hands down winner was Ayinger. In my excitement to consume a bottle once I found it I ran home and shoved it into the freezer and of course immediately got busy doing some other task. I forgot about the bottle for a few hours and when I returned it was cold, cold, cold. I warmed it a bit in my hands and could see the liquid was flowing freely so I decided to pull out a glass and pour the beer. When I opened it the liquid immediately turned slushy and poured off in chunks of slush. If you look closely at the head in the photo below you can see the icebergs contained within. I had to wait quite some time for it to melt to be able to fully appreciate the malty goodness which is this beer. If you find it, snag it and drink it, but whatever you do, don’t forget about it in the freezer. 😉
This one still takes top honors in the Oktoberfest taste off!