Thursday, September 30, 2010
New Belgium Hoptober
While at Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver, I ordered a glass of New Belgium Hoptober. The beer pours a golden color with a foamy white head. The aroma is malty with sour hops that actually are comparable to wet socks. The taste is malty with big sour hop balance. The alcohol content is 6.0% ABV. I didn't that that the Hoptober was too bad, but maybe a little too sour for an Oktoberfest. Personally, I like my Oktoberfest beers to be big and malty with only slight sour hop accents, and I was taken aback by the wet socks aroma.