In the middle of September, a few weeks before Oktoberfest started, the LCBO was inundated with steins and Oktoberfest beer. The wife was there one day to pick up some “research” and saw the Steam Whistle stein with 2 cans for $14 and then found the Paulaner stein with a 1L can of beer inside of it for $10. So she grabbed both. Gotta lover her!
Pat was over one night and we started off with this beer and a ziggy-zuggy, ziggy-zuggy, oi! oi! oi!
It poured out very light in colour with lots of head. It smelled like a good German lager, but when we tried it, it tasted like tin. I’m not sure if it was because of the can or if it is supposed to taste like that, but that metallic taste on your tongue kinda overpowers the beer at first. About half way through, we couldn’t taste the tin anymore, but the beer was just kinda blah from there on out.
Pat, having been to Oktoberfest in Munich, informed me that he was at the Paulaner tent and the Haufbrau tent….and to avoid the Paulaner tent at all costs. He didn’t elaborate, but I’m sure it had nothing to do with the beer.