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Oktoberfest - Goose Island Beer Co.

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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

I am both purging and divesting myself of bottles, but I seem to always find one or two loosey goosies (sorry) in single-o coolers around town. It does not hurt that The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop is such an enabler, either! Why leave with just one or two when you can Mix-a-Six?

From the bottle: "Holiday Release"; "Traditional Marzen"; "Prized Hallertau hops provide earthy bitterness to a malty body with pleasant hints of dried apricot and toffee aroma."; "Serve in a stein".

Another great pseudo-cascade following a mighty pour! It drives #TheOldLady nuts when I do it, but I like the head formation, the release of esters, and the visual aspect of it. I got just over a finger of foamy, tawny head that quickly fell to wisps. I usually do not get hung on clarity one way or the other, but this had NE-plus quality clarity! I could see through the walls into the neighbor's house, I could see into the future, I could see France, I could see your underpants! I am going to describe the magnificent color as somewhere between Deep Amber/Light Copper and Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). I definitely got the toffee and earthy aromas on the nose. I do not like sweet beers, so if they held the mats in check, I am really going to like this beer. Mouthfeel was medium, approaching full with its carbonation. I will buy both dried apricot and certainly toffee as flavors, and there was a very earthy grassy quality also, but I did not perceive any of it as "bitter", or what I think of as bitter. IBU = 17. Come on! I apologize for drinking it from a shaker glass as opposed to a stein (German for "stone"), but I need to see it in order to review it. Man, this was a mellow beer. The tastes just kind of swirled around in my mouth and on my tongue and time passed pleasantly by. Finish was semi-dry, lightly fruity, slightly grassy. Yum.

08-16-2014 15:30:48 | More by woodychandler
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +6%

08-27-2014 00:55:19 | More by tpauer
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Norica

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23%

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ethanmc12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-25-2014 02:57:45 | More by ethanmc12
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oxfordmini

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Sergioelijah

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

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riverlen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

I poured this into a pint glass which produced a nice head of tan foam. Color is a clear copper. Aroma was very pleasant, malty. Taste is very pleasant, malt, caramel and vanilla. The low side of medium bodied. Low carbonation, the foam dissipates completely after a few minutes.

While it's not as good as the now retired GI Harvest Ale, this is a nice Oktoberfest that I could drink all night if I were so inclined. I would buy it again. This years label (2014) is blue and white which are the traditional colors of Oktoberfest.

08-23-2014 23:18:15 | More by riverlen
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Punisher

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Oscoman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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mschrei

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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MoodCabbage

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +23.5%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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gambreeno

Maryland

3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

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AshJazz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Alpar

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

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Oktoberfest from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.