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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada OktoberfestSierra Nevada Oktoberfest

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BA SCORE
85
very good

559 Ratings
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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 18
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Boilermaker88 on 10-13-2003

Germany’s Oktoberfest celebrated a royal marriage and the health of the fall harvest—which in Bavaria, means brewers, barley and hops! Today, Oktoberfest is considered one of the world’s greatest parties, and in honor of that rollicking bash we bring you our version of the classic festival beer. Oktoberfest is medium-bodied and rich with bready and toffee-like malt flavor but maintains a crisp finish marked by floral and spicy hops.

Before 2014, known as Octoberfest and ABV 5.80%

2014 - Only available in Fall Variety Pack
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Ratings: 559 | Reviews: 124 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BlueMoon10
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerme411
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoelClark
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeenTired
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bgillespie
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear brown, very thin head once it fades.

Smell: Very strong roasted nut aroma with some caramel.

Taste: Similar to the smell, some toffee flavor and maybe a hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, well carbonated.

Overall: One of the better Sierra Oaks beers, very good.

Photo of aklude
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atr2605
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goodspeed83
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Southside830
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A solid Oktoberfest. Not my favorite style.

Photo of misternebbie
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nugganooch
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from the Fall pack to my SN Balloon glass
Notes taken on 10/06/14

A: Pours a dark amber brown body with some nice clarity to it given the darker color. A thick craggy khaki froth forms over top bubbling out for a few minutes before settling down to a chunky crown. Leaves behind large swaths of lace sticking to the glass after every sip.

S: Malty rich with a sugary spice and roast nuttiness to it. Has a more caramelized malt presence rather than say breads. However all together it does come together like a sweet bread with some light citrus peel and spiced floral notes coming through there. Very nice and pleasant.

T: Warm, rich, and toasted nutty malt goodness with a hint of toffee and some fallen orchard fruit presence close behind. Earthy and rustic with a low perceived bitterness to it. The beer is bready and full but remains light on the palate with a frothy dry finish. Very solid balance with the toasted bread flavors pronounced and some light nuanced hop spices.

M: The mouth feel is moderately full yet maintains a light and lush texture on the palate. Light to moderate bitterness with a nice drying finish. Very clean and crisp on the retreat.

D: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest is an enjoyable quaff. Rich and malty while still crushable. Seems to have much more depth of flavor than most other Fest beers. Slightly authentic and yet unique at the same time.

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cvillarrealb
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Pours a dark red body with a small head
Aroma has a malt aroma to it.
taste has the normal malt and carmel flavor
Mouthfeel is ok and overall is a good marzan

Photo of soonerlight
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Johnroby
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%

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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.