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Pete's Wicked Oktoberfest - Pete's Brewing Company

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Pete's Wicked OktoberfestPete's Wicked Oktoberfest

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45 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pete's Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-17-2000)
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ryanocerus:
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3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The amber color was appealing, but the lack of head detracted from the appearance. The smell was a nutty malt, and the flavor was more of a grainy malt with some (strawberry?) fruitiness, but with a hop bite that balanced the sweetness well. The mouthfeel was slightly above average and it is a very drinkable beer. A decent Oktoberfest, but not one of the best ones.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2002 21:03:40 | More by ryanocerus
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-05-2014 04:34:06 | More by harpus
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-05-2013 17:05:11 | More by Slatetank
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-20-2013 03:18:31 | More by neil2me
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

06-12-2013 02:42:39 | More by tscanlon51
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-12-2012 20:07:54 | More by wattoclone
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-19-2012 02:19:54 | More by jfcaa193
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

12-30-2011 22:01:36 | More by cdwil
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

12-01-2011 21:27:39 | More by ROGUE16
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Darker amber appearance with a little brown thrown in, not much head even though it seems quite carbonated. Bready aroma with nutmeg.

Taste, thinner than appearance, has a cooking seasoning feel to it, you can taste all the little flavorings in the cupboard like nutmeg and sage. Lots of toffee flavor to this one. Lacking hops, which is to style, but was also a little creamier than style (among other things like the spice rack feel).

Well the old school pint glass of this looks cool, even if the beer isn't the most impressive.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 05:08:49 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of kinger


3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definately my favorite of the Pete's Wicked brews. Great flavor with an even better aftertaste. I have had better octoberfest beers but this one is high up on my list. Just as good if not better than the major imports and it will save you a couple of bucks as well, thank you Pete!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 19:07:14 | More by kinger
Photo of goindownsouth


3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once I saw this one sitting at my local six-pack shop, I figured, what the hell, why not? Some kind of code on the neck of the 12 oz. bottle, but no freshness date.

A surprisingly rich-looking amber-copper brew spewed from the bottle, complete with a foamy and long-lasting head. The aroma was of roasted malts, carmalized sweetness and even some floral notes in the nose. Decent caramel sweetness in the flavor. All in all, a nice representation of this style.

Zum wohl!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2004 18:24:34 | More by goindownsouth
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North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reddish amber with an off-white head that soon turns into a collar.
Aroma is malty with a heavy sour note
Fairly carbonated, kind of slippery medium body
Bready malt with a definite sour note. Almost no hops anywhere. Most of the bitter comes from carbonation rather than hops.
Unfortunately I feel the same way about most Pete's products, Not impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2003 01:14:23 | More by homersimpson
Photo of RBorsato


3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored with a full tan head, good carbonation, slow bubbles throughout, and leaves lace rings. Light malty, toasty, and nutty aroma -- suprisingly nice. Flavor is nice but very average for style with light spiciness and nutiness. Medium bodied and creamy.

May be my favorite Pete's so far since the Wicked Ale has lost character over the years... Very suprised to see this was brewed with just Caramel malts... not as caramel sweet and I would have expected.

Per label: "Bavarian Style Celebration Ale" .... I wonder if it is really an Ale vs. a Lager ???

Per Pete's website:


IBU: 22

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2003 17:05:28 | More by RBorsato
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3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ok bought in the 12 oz long neck..I like the label..looks like a great party going on!
Anyway this is quite a nice looking Marzen..dark amber with a smallish off white head..nice carbonation..head goes fast but leaves attractive lace.
Smell is rather odd though..a creamy milky aroma..with some nice malt in the background...strange but not offensive.
Not too bad a taste for Pete's..nice malts..at first not toosweet and a small hop bitterness at the end.
pretty average on the palate.
quite drinkable..not bad really

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2003 04:13:45 | More by Reidrover
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2.2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – Light brown in color, almost florescent, with a cheap foaming head that is out of control.

Smell – I’m not sure what that smell is. It’s kind of like crappy, toasted grain. Whatever it is, it’s not Oktoberfest.

Taste – Ughh! This sucks.

Mouthfeel – It’s actually kind of creamy smooth.

Drinkability – This was just horrible.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2003 01:26:51 | More by RoyalT
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3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Copper colored with an off-white head that runs away quickly. Aroma is sweet malt with bits of orange. Flavor is light sweet malt, some caramel and toffee, and a bit of honey. Some orange peel in the finish. Very nice round mouthfeel, but a lingering metallic flavor detracts from this one overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2003 23:02:49 | More by far333
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New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another favorite of mine from Pete's. I had a hard time finding
this one last fall?? Slightly sweet and nutty and its so refreshing
served up cold. I'm sure there are many many great beers better than
this style but its one of my favorite's of Petes, I'm a rookie at this
but I love Oktoberfest beers and continue to sample them. I bet it would be even better on tap.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2003 21:48:29 | More by littlebibs
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4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I never really thought Pete's was that popular, but almost every grocery store I've been in here in Durham has been sold out of this stuff. I got the last six pack at Sam's Quik Stop this afternoon. Nice dark amber hue. Not a whole lot of aroma, but probably because it's a bit cold to start out. Some initial caramel taste with a bit of malt that builds to a heavy caramel finish. Very, very smooth, I could drink it all day (and probably will come next weekend). I can see why my girlfriend says this is her favorite beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2003 02:53:38 | More by ElGordo
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2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I can only hope I got an off-bottle, because this beer was salty. I've been hit with a lot of different flavors over the years, but I have to say that this beer is the first to strike me as salty. If I had been drinking it in a bar, I'd have sworn someone gave the glass several good shakes from the saltshaker while my back was turned. Other than that, the beer would have been quite a nice O-fest. Malty, nutty and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2003 13:25:16 | More by Brent
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3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a light amber color, with an off-white head on top. Theres something about the smell that is reminding me of some bad lagers ive had in the past. The taste is mainly nutty malts, maybe some caramel in there as well. This is about what i would have expected from this brewery, the worst oktober ive had to date.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2003 00:45:52 | More by Tballz420
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2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A step up from regular Pete's, in my opinion. Pours decent, with nice head. Taste is very spritzy, lots of carbonation. Taste is malty and somewhat sweet. Hops are there too. I liked this somewhat. I would buy this again for a sample of a cheap Americanized Oktober beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2003 15:43:53 | More by Rifrafboy
Photo of francisweizen


3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An OK Octoberfest Beer that falls short to Brooklyns offering IMO. Pours out a dark amber colour with a decent head to it. Malty aroma and taste pretty smooth and creamy. This tastes good and but it has a bit of an over-carbonated and thin mouthfeel. The drinkability is pretty good on this beer...and it is enough to fill you up...but it is light enough to drink all day.
Just like an Octoberfest beer should be!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2003 10:10:20 | More by francisweizen
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3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A limpid deep copper color with a mediocre head, texture frothy and the lace decent enough to cover the glass. Nose is mostly malt, lightly sweet, fresh and crisp with the start lightly sweet and the top middling in feel. Finish perkily acidic, the hops adequate, aftertaste quite dry and long lasting, a good clean and fresh seasonal, that is well worth looking for as a late summer or fall session beer. list.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2003 15:26:12 | More by Gusler
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4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good look feel and taste. This beer holds true to the Octoberfest styles.The taste is just strong enough. It certainly has the ability to be consumed in large quantities. Pete's, as always, makes a fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2002 06:25:38 | More by powoo19
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Pete's Wicked Oktoberfest from Pete's Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.