DB5 - Oktoberfest
23 September 2022
DB5 - Oktoberfest - 6% ABV
Available at the Tap Yard Now!
Get those lederhosen ready it's Oktoberfest time! Running from
September 17th to October 3rd Oktoberfest attracts over
6 million people to Munich and we've taken the opportunity to brew
a very quaffable festival style beer for you to get in the
DB5 is a smooth, clean, pale German lager with a moderately
strong malty flavor and a light hop character. Balanced in strength
and drinkability (German standards - 6%!), DB5 showcases elegant
German malt flavours without being too heavy or filling, perfect
for a long festival session.
Official "Oktoberfest" beer is brewed by the Club of Munich
Brewers which includes 6 breweries: Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr,
Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Spaten, & Hofbräu. Outside of these 6
breweries, this style of beer would be labelled as Wiesn (not to be
confused with Weizen - no wheat here!) or Festbier.
Aroma: Moderate malty richness, with an
emphasis on toasty-doughy aromatics and an impression of sweetness.
Slight spicy hop aroma.
Appearance: Deep yellow to gold in colour.
Bright clarity with a persistent white to off-white head.
Flavour: Medium malty flavour initially, with a
lightly toasty, bread dough quality and an impression of soft malty
richness. Medium bitterness but malty in the balance.
Well-attenuated and crisp with a clean fermentation profile. The
taste is mostly of Pilsner malt, but with slightly toasty
Style Comparison: Less intense and less richly
toasted than a Märzen. Stronger than a Munich Helles, with a bit
more body, and hop and malt flavor. Less rich in malt intensity
than a Helles Bock. The malt complexity is like a higher-gravity
Czech Premium Pale Lager, although without the associated hops.
German grown Pilsner, Vienna & Munich malt. Noble hops
History: The original beer served at
Oktoberfest would have more closely resembled a style called
Märzen, the exported beer made for the United States is still
mainly of this traditional amber style, as are US-produced
interpretations. Paulaner Brewery first created the more modern,
golden version in the mid-1970s because they thought the
traditional Oktoberfest was too filling. They developed a lighter,
more drinkable but still malty version that they wanted to be "more
poundable" (according to the head brewer at Paulaner). Since 1990,
most of the beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich has been more
alkong the DB5 style.
Enjoy and Prost!