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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 41 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Boilermaker88 on 10-13-2003)
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest has a very thick, frothy, crackling, beige head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, copper appearance, and moderate-to-heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of semi-sweet, medium-roasted malt, some syrup, and slight caramel. Taste is of those elements, with brown bread crust, and fairly mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest finishes crisp and refreshing.


RonaldTheriot, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%

Packaged 7/7/14.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, toast, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, caramel, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of earthy and malty qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of ghowehattrick
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

ghowehattrick, Today at 01:34 AM
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Clear reddish copper pour with a white one-finger head. Big aroma of malt and honey with a hint of piney hops. Taste is malty and grainy with a slightly sweet edge. Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Also has a touch of brown sugar, caramel, spice and (minimal) floral hop flavors. Dry finish.

Karibourgeois, Today at 12:18 AM
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a reddish hue that sits somewhere between copper ruby and copper in color. Head is light khaki and sits at about a finger's width. Fair retention results in a broken layer of surface suds with a fair ring around the edge. Small, spotty lacing with fair stick.

Smell - Aroma hits on honey with light grain and hints of toffee. Faint traces of floral hop character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Predominant honey sweetness with hints of toffee. Grain comes through mid-taste and slides into the finish. Hops are tame, delivering a mild floral flavor that rides with the grain into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair carbonation, delivering with silky smoothness before a crisp, semi-dry finish.

Overall - A commendable but not outstanding Oktoberfest. Comes in this year's SN Fall Variety Pack, along with the much missed Tumbler Brown. I'd have no qualms about picking this up again in the 12er, even if my end game is the Tumbler!

TheSixthRing, Yesterday at 11:42 PM
Photo of mikeg67
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz bottle from variety pack. Pours copper with long lasting, foamy, white head. Body is full and crisp. Grassy, herbal hops, toffee and bready malt fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. One of the better Oktoberfests IMO.

mikeg67, Yesterday at 02:15 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

whatname, Yesterday at 12:48 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

bzach, Yesterday at 11:38 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.77/5  rDev -1%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

rramsey, Monday at 11:11 PM
Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One and a half bottles into a stein produce a dark deep bronze color with a fluffy light beige head atop,a decent crown.Sweet caramel in the nose over top of some lightly spicy hops,a little sweet smelling.Buttery caramel flavors along with some sweet pizza dough notes before a smattering of herbal hops come into play.An above average O-fest beer but maybe just a little sweet.

oberon, Monday at 10:51 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.