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Oktoberfest - Upland Brewing Company

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122 Ratings

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 10-03-2002)
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Photo of barczar
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%

Sweet caramel malt, toasted, nutty tones, floral hops, and fruity specialty malt character form the aroma. Flavor reveals underpinnings of that fruity malt, which segue into a sweet and nutty caramel malt backbone, finishing fairly dry and a touch bitter. A bit too sweet, and the fruity character detracts. There's a slight metallic flavor that emerges late.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Orange, clear body, with a short white head that dissipates quickly. The lacing, given the head, is pretty nice.

S - A nice combination of caramel and bread notes, with grassy and floral hop notes.

T - Follows nose, with a bright burst of sweet malts, bread and burnt sugar, followed by a quick fade to crackers and grass, a hint of honey, then a close that keeps with cracker malts and dry, bitter herbal elements.

M - Brisk carbonation and moderate drying, but no real hop build or slick oil elements.

O - A nice take on a Marzen, it is flavorful, bright and an easy one to drink. Nice work from Upland, and one I'll pick up the next time the beer circles around.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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1.48/5  rDev -58.5%

Photo of Jonoesh5
3.5/5  rDev -2%

The grapefruit/citrus notes were much more noticeable in this beer than the Sam Adams Octoberfest, making for an overall, better fall beer. Also, comparable to Thr3e Wise Men's Antonius 1742 Oktoberfest .

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

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1.76/5  rDev -50.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of leantom
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well, I have to say that this is a very nice American interpretation of the famous German-style beer. Here goes:

A: Not as much carbonation as other beers of the style. Also only a very light orange. While it has a good head, there's practically no lacing.

S: Very light, but does contain sweet caramel and wheat-based malt. It's an incredibly simple beer, just going by the nose.

T: Very sweet. Wheat malt complimented by a very sweet caramel malt. Contains some hops, but the malt is what predominates.

M: Nice and thick. Would've liked more carbonation considering the style, but the beer's still good.

O: Nice, but there are better interpretations of the famous German style of beer.

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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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1.75/5  rDev -51%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of bwood06
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - clear, orangish amber in color with a 2 finger khahi head. head dissipates rather slowly. moderate carbonation. 4/5

S - white bread, cereal (grape nut o's), caramel, malty. ever so slight grassy hop character. 3.5/5

T - white bread. caramel. hint of toffee. ever so slight citrus hint. grassy hop finish. no lingering bitterness. every so slight butteriness. 3.75/5

M - moderate carbonation. medium bodied. somewhat chewy. finishes wet but dry. 3.75/5

O - very true to style. big bread flavor profile. malt forward. 3.75/5

Photo of Joel12
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Oktoberfest from Upland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.