Oktoberfest - Goose Island Beer Co.

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569 Ratings
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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 15
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Copper color, toffee aroma, malty dried apricot flavor, medium body.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-06-2001)
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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gabepesce
4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Toffee, sweet, malty. One of the best oktoberfest styles of the year.

Photo of Keelin
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of tekstr1der
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper pour yields a small clingy head. Bready and malty nose give way to toffee and more malty flavor. Smooth and easy finish, this is a great Marzen.

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Peanut2074
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thefluker
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of baraujo
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is light, some bready malts. Taste is sweet, caramel malts, some breadiness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

Photo of racingkenny14
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Torey
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of CTFalcon
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a halfway decent fizzy Bubbly almost 1 finger head that fades pretty quickly, light lacing, very clear tan auburn color.

Nose isn't too bad, lots of malts, toasty brown malts with toffee and candy like, sweet smelling, mild fruity lager note, apricot like stone fruit, and little syrupy. No real hops and much more Americanized than I hoped.

Taste brings more of the same, sweet malts, lots of toffee and candy brown malts, syrupy, candy flavours, a mild fruity lager with apricot and stone fruit syrup, a mild unhappy lager flavor, and touch of grassy bitterness. Finish is sticky sweet, a fake apricot syrup flavor lingering, with mild grassy bitter hops, sticky syrupy.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, sticky syrupy.

Overall very sad for them, not only was it sticky sweet and syrupy, but it was also lagered poorly and almost no hop, plus that apricot syrup flavor. This seems like AB had a hand in this beer, not very good.

Photo of Johncnh
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of logicalparadox
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Sweet. A little too sweet for my tastes, even for the style. Malty, frothy. Flavors of toffee and... Cotton candy? Hmm.

Not bad, but not a great Oktoberfest offering. Distinctive, but not captivating.

Photo of JustinAniello
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a barely opaque copper with a two finger head, quickly dissipates to a light cap and nice sticky lacing.

S - Bread and sweet caramel mixed with yeast, very light pininess from hops in the background as well. Yeast and esters are a bit overpowering as it warms up.

T - Starts as a sweet butterscotch turning to a nice toasted bread on the swallow. Mild yeast and pine hops flavor in the aftertaste, the hops actually showing up just barely throughout the flavor profile. Toasted malt becomes much more prevalent as it warms, the sweetness taking on a slight honey flavor.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - A very nice oktoberfest in my opinion, nice aroma and flavor that doesn't go overboard but isn't bland like some other renditions. Body and carbonation go really well together, not much to complain about. Could use some of the depth of the flavor in the aroma.

Photo of kalebharris
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of chris657
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of gwilikers6
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Belittle
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beestin
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jtslankard
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%

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Oktoberfest from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.