Sunday, December 23, 2007

Michelob Marzen



This is the first of the Anheuser-Busch specialty beers I've tried. Overall, I give this beer a C+...nothing special, but I'd drink it again if you handed me one. Seems a bit watered-down...granted not as watery as a Budweiser or Michelob Ultra, probably a bit too filtered for my taste. For this style of beer, I prefer the Sam Adams Oktoberfest.

I'd use the standard beer rating scheme I see on beeradvocate.com, but I'm not quite certain what they mean by "mouthfeel"...feels like beer to me.

PQ=27.6

10 comments:

Louis Winthorpe III said...

Someone needs to develop a price/tastiness beer ratio... like the Sharpe Ratio for hedge funds and mutual funds...

Strap said...

the ratio would be very beneficial...let's call it the "Phoenix Quotient"

Louis Winthorpe III said...

I think you should develop this "Phoenix Quotient" and explain it to your readers...

I am waiting in eager anticipation of the unveiling of the Phoenix Quotient!!!!

Strap said...

as far as I can tell, my readership consists of you, Keith and one of my neighbors...so, my readership is 33% informed.

Louis Winthorpe III said...

Actually, I know there are other readers... You have a wider audience than you realize!

Louis Winthorpe III said...

Actually, here's how you come up with the "Phoenix Quotient."

It is your taste grade (A+ through F) divided by price per ounce.

So give an A+ a value of 4.0, A=3.7, etc., just like your college grades. Then divide that number by the price per ounce. So the larger the quotient the better. By doing it price per ounce, you don't have to worry about whether the beer came in 12 oz bottles or 16 ounce bottles, etc.

Strap said...

Pale Ale = 39
Marzen = 27

Louis Winthorpe III said...

Awesome! The Phoenix Quotient is the new gold standard in rating beer!

Keith said...

For some reason I have a feeling that that quotient is named for a certain cat. Did he have a taste for fine beer?

Strap said...

i miscalculated...the PQ of the Pale Ale would be 32.4.

and yes...Phoenix has been known to enjoy a fine brew.