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Ayinger OktoberfestMarzen

Daniel Knight • 4 A classic Oktoberfest beer, that pours a bright amber almost orange color. Crystal clear with a head that quickly dissipates. The aroma exudes sweetness with lots of sweet malts coming through, some caramel, slight toffee, bready and grain like aromas. I find the taste slightly sweet, with a nice robustness and a delicious spicy finish. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer and perfect for a fall evening. Bartender, I’ll have another.

Paul Bragin • 5 This beer is golden yellow with a thick white head that lingers for quite some time before evaporating. An excellent balance of sweet malt and bitter hops give the beer an enticing aroma. Some very enjoyable notes of roasted malt more commonly associated with porters and stouts are present in the taste with hop notes coming through at the end. The only thing that would improve this beer would be a generous helping of traditional German food. Jabez Martinez• 3 By the looks of the bottle I had high hopes. I was hoping for all these rich flavors but I was disappointed. It seemed like I might be drinking an Oktoberfest but it sort of tasted like a plain lager. I was very disappointed. It did have some sweetness to it but a complexity of flavors was nearly nonexistent.

Cigar Review: A Great Alcoholic Drink

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hat cigar should be smoked with a great alcoholic drink? At Liquor Locker we have a wide selection of cigars that range from mild to full flavored and wonderful beverages to go with them. If you have a strong and very complex bourbon, a mild cigar will be over whelmed. So a lightbodied cigar (Macanudo Prince Philip) might do well with a lighter libation such as a white wine, a light red wine or a blended whiskey such as Crown Royal or even a scotch like Chivas. Bottom line is that for those who like to experiment, this is a good way to relieve the tension of the day, to think noble thoughts and dream of the future. It is also a lot of fun to have these pairings with close friends!

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