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Oktoberfest - Foothills Brewing Company

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
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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Photo of emerge077
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

emerge077, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

chinchill, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of carrollmel7
4/5  rDev +7.2%

carrollmel7, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a dimpled mug, the beer is a bright, vibrant, orange-copper coloring with a frothy, bubbly, filmy, off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and almond sweetness. It's like a splash of Amaretto into a solid Marzen. Smells sweet, but not overpowering. Flavors of roast and toffee sweet on the forward tongue, with with tangy caramel notes, roasted and nutty highlights, and a subtle bitter and earthy highlight that sharpens the edges a bit. Nice palate on a light, robust body. Roasted sweet aftertaste, with a clean, crisp, slightly sweet finish. Easy to drink with a great flavor profile.

GarthDanielson, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of LouDogg114
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

LouDogg114, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of McAndrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

McAndrew, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

OldhouseRecs, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JMUbrewz, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ygtbsm94, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of marley2112
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

marley2112, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

qcbrewer, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

baklo, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of kristougher
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

kristougher, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Falcone, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of StoutSlut
1/5  rDev -73.2%

StoutSlut, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +7.2%

KevinGordon, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of rabiddawg
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

rabiddawg, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of rangerred
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

rangerred, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of BCash
4/5  rDev +7.2%

BCash, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

harpus, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

herrburgess, May 29, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +7.2%

SmellsofMahagony, May 18, 2013
Photo of Bluecane
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Bluecane, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of irish01980
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

irish01980, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev +7.2%

chippo33, Mar 12, 2013
Oktoberfest from Foothills Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.