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Oktoberfest - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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ZinFanDave, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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.

PDXHops, Jan 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Cstromberg57, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of ncfranklin
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

ncfranklin, Oct 11, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

wildcatboy, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

kristougher, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

AlexFields, Jan 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

brewdude1982, Sep 23, 2012
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3.41/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

taylor714914, Oct 22, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -8.3%

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.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 26, 2007
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3.45/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

rangerred, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

nickd717, Sep 24, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Oktoberfest from Foothills Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.