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Oktoberfest - Foothills Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 09-15-2005)
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StoutSlut

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -73.3%

08-19-2013 23:55:31 | More by StoutSlut
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pauldave1976

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

03-03-2013 23:21:27 | More by pauldave1976
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Bluecane

New York

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

04-21-2013 06:54:10 | More by Bluecane
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herrburgess

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

05-29-2013 13:16:46 | More by herrburgess
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

10-16-2013 01:09:37 | More by ZinFanDave
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a shaker pint. Bright amber body with a finger of off-white head. Decent retention, patchy lacing.

Nose is fairly bland, mostly bready, but it tastes a little more adventurous. Toasty, nutty, a little earthy with a fair amount of leafy bitterness. Slightly tangy at the swallow, then a crisp and toasty finish. Perhaps a bit too subtle, but enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2011 20:06:00 | More by PDXHops
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Cstromberg57

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-13-2012 04:06:40 | More by Cstromberg57
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ncfranklin

Alabama

3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk.

A: Translucent copper, small of white head recedes to a ring.

S: Feint nose of malt, caramel. Not alot of potency here.

T: Caramel malt dominant, with a grassy rough grain touch underneath. Finishes clean, but pretty sub-par of the style.

M: Dryer than expected, plenty of carbonation.

D: Overall, a disappointing effort. Not an easy style to be a standout in, but this one just lacks the complex toasty quality in the malts.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 17:19:50 | More by ncfranklin
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wildcatboy

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-10-2013 18:48:10 | More by wildcatboy
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

08-31-2013 05:40:40 | More by kristougher
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

01-11-2013 20:14:47 | More by AlexFields
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-03-2012 00:21:30 | More by SlowWideTurns
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-17-2012 22:38:23 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-23-2012 19:25:27 | More by brewdude1982
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Eh, lets be honest. This is an OK Oktoberfest. The flavors of an Oktoberfest are there, but all slightly muted. Honestly, this reminds me of a slightly watered down Sam Adams. The rick caramel malt flavor is missing, and the mouthfeel is slightly thin.

Ok, but there are better options out there.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2013 20:37:43 | More by taylor714914
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, brownish-amber body with a thin, short-lived white head.

Smell: Earthy malt aroma with subtle spicing and a hint of apple.

Taste: More of the earthy maltiness with a touch of caramel sweetness. A touch of spice. That hint of apple rears up from time to time. with a bit of hop bitterness appearing near the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A pretty good Carolinan Oktoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2007 21:30:12 | More by ChainGangGuy
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bottle.

Pours a clear dark brownish-red with a one finger light tan head. Head fades rather quickly leaving reallly no lacing at all.

Fruity/earthy aroma along with a good bit of caramel. I can detect some cocoa along with pear and apple. A little different than I was expecting.

A quick shot of fruit up front in the flavor that is followed very quickly by cocoa and some caramel. Bitterness is on the light to moderate side but does linger through the finish. More toast and bread comes through at the end. Full and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, a decent oktoberfest but a slightly different take on the style. This one is on the fruity side with more cocoa than I was expecting. Not bad but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:27:53 | More by rangerred
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nickd717

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at the brewpub.

A - Orangish-amber color with an off-white head.

S - Aroma is bready/caramel malt, somewhat one-dimensional but not bad.

T - More of the same, Munich and caramel malts. This is mostly malt-driven as the style usually is, with nuts and a tiny bit of roast. This beer is pretty good for the style, but only average overall.

M - Clean and medium-bodied with medium-low carbonation.

D - Fairly high.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2009 18:11:15 | More by nickd717
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-03-2012 00:28:47 | More by sansho
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-15-2013 02:30:06 | More by ygtbsm94
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Kavon

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-05-2012 16:26:56 | More by Kavon
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-28-2012 11:34:29 | More by ohtheguilt
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-29-2014 14:52:05 | More by atrocity
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McAndrew

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-22-2013 13:27:30 | More by McAndrew
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emerge077

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Wil for sharing this at the Oktoberfest extravaganza.
Quick review from notes.

Reddish amber color, thick head of foam that sticks and laces well in the glass. Long lasting retention, looks good in the glass. Good clarity, carb trails visible.

Simple grainy aroma, mild and malty.

Flavor is dry and grainy, mildly nutty malt character briefly at first, segueing into a mild grassy bitter finish. Light bodied with ample carbonation. Subtle and traditional, but it could use a tiny bit of sweetness or something to balance. Overall it was ok, and a cool label to add to the collection.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 14:55:21 | More by emerge077
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Oktoberfest from Foothills Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.