Oktoberfest - Sprecher Brewing Company
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Reviews by jcalabre:
3.48/5 rDev -8.4%
Appearance: This pours crystal clear reddish brown with an off white head.
Aroma: There's a slight hint of malt in the nose.
Taste: The feeling in your mouth is very soft, the flavors are malty. This is a very nice example of a session beer. I can see why the Germans drink Oktoberfest beers by the liter.
10-16-2003 03:06:10 | More by jcalabre
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4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
Appearance This is a beautiful shiny brown in color and just a tad cloudy with a righteous white head that came up easily.
Smell The malts are simple and sweet with a light toasty character. Theres not anything to get in its way so it comes out of the glass pure and inviting.
Taste The wonderful malt flavors explode on the tongue. The sugars come up more in the balance like liquid malt. The toasty malt comes back at the finish giving this a hearty flavor profile.
Mouthfeel This is in between light and medium-bodied with a nice sweet middle and a heavy finish.
Drinkability This bier is hard to drink slow.
08-16-2006 01:48:08 | More by RoyalT
2.68/5 rDev -29.5%
Poured in to a 0.5L mug, this beer sported a dark amber to brown body with a nice off-white head the saddly faded away. Aroma is of toasted malts and a little metallic astringency. Light to medium bodied with malty flavors that follow the aroma. The finish was toasty and not bitter with a bit of alcoholic warmth. This beer seemed to flatten as I drank it, and overall it wasn't that memorable.
08-28-2009 15:51:35 | More by blackearth
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
The Sprecher Oktoberfest pours from the bottle a deep translucent red with notes of orange and a tight creamy bubbly head that lingers atop the brew. Aromas of caramel, nuts, toasted grains, sweet light fruit and spicy herbal hoppiness. Clean cut and reminds me of walking through a forest on a brisk fall day with the myriad of colored leaves at my feet.
First sip brings a nice mix of caramelly malts and toasty grains upfront alongside a mix of mellow fruity flavors and hints of roasted nuts. Fresh and festive throughout with a nice herbal spicy hop that leaves just a twang of bitterness. A nice robust, flavorful Oktoberfest that hits the spot...a very worthy American rendition.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy with a blast of bubbly. Goes down smooth and satisfying. This would definetly be a good brew to pick up a four pack of around the fall season. A good seasonal from an underappreciated brewery (that makes some kick ass sodas as well!)
10-06-2005 03:09:26 | More by orbitalr0x
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
Amberish color quick disappearing head a faint sweet hop aroma,first taste faintly honey and carmel, thought it would have a bolder taste, nice smooth mouthfeel but not very complex, it goes to the end without getting to bitter.It seems sprecher uses the same kind of honey in most of its beers, they taste somewhat similar.
10-14-2003 00:03:54 | More by grynder33
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Luminous copper body with a small beige head and minimal lacing. Aroma is toasty and malty with a big dose of caramel. A spicy hop note in the background. Mouth is creamy and medium bodied. Good carbonation. Taste is awash in chewy caramel, balanced by a pleasant spicy hops bitterness. A hint of red apple fruitiness adds a nice complexity. Smooth toastiness from the bready caramel maltiness is the keynote here. Very drinkable. One of the better American Oktoberfest biers.
10-01-2006 18:15:42 | More by merlin48
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
A New Beer Sunday brew for me, thanks to fitzIPAtrick...
Rust in color with a 1/2 finger of white head with a gentle pour...most of which fades away, but leaves a very fine layer of lace.
Very nice in the nose..fruity, mainly plum and grapes with a sweet malty backbone.
The flavor is more balanced, with the floral hops pushing their way thru, and masking all of that fruity goodness that was in the aroma..not a bad thing, after all, this is not a dopplebock. But it almost had me fooled from the initial whiffs. A slight smoked/roasted flavor shows up in the finish...makes you pull back quick for another swig.
Again, a huge malt profile and a very earthy flavor, adding to its drinkability...mouthfeel fairly thick and the carbonation is just a bit too high.
Quite a good representation of the style...would enjoy again for sure.
10-15-2006 21:23:07 | More by warriorsoul
4.45/5 rDev +17.1%
Poured from 16 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Deep brownish amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big five finger lightly tan head with good retention. Lots of sticky lacing.
Smell: Very bready and sweet. Lots of caramel malts and biscuit with a fruity presence that smells like apple cider. Hints of figs and brown sugar. Also some nuts and hints of spicy hops.
Taste: Big flavor of caramel malts and toffee. Lots of biscuit throughout. Hints of apple, fig, and brown sugar. Has some roasty, nutty characteristics. Hops are subtle but do add a little bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, chewy, and creamy.
Overall: A very solid take on the Marzen style. The fruity qualities make it seem somewhat like an English ale.
10-01-2011 04:12:02 | More by MattyG85
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
Pretty cool orange and amber appearance, reminiscient of the season related to the beer. Aroma is woody, malty, bready.
Taste is not boring, a common reaction I have with the style, it comes off a lot like the doughiness of a biere de garde, complex, slight spice edge to it as if brewed with pepper or rye, ever so miniscule.
A fraction of sweetness and hops, the beer reeks of fall.
04-09-2011 18:42:32 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
Dark orange color, clear. Pillowy and cottony head that ends up in nice lacy patterns. Slight bright yeast aroma, in with maltiness. Lightly spicy flavors, sense of bready/pumpkiny tastes and a cinnamon spiciness. Finishes with a fresh but subdued hop. This beer is typical of many O-Fests, starts full and malty and ends thinner and tighter. Makes for an interesting complexity and adds to the drinkability. No wonder they're served in big ass steins. Good example of style in my opinion.
09-15-2002 12:42:51 | More by ADR
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
Appears a deep caramel amber hue with a light beige head floating. Fine speckled lacing coats the glass. Aroma has fruit mild caramel toasted malts going on together, not overly sweet in the nose. Flavor sweet caramel, toasted malts, mild nutty tone, with a light herbal hops background very sweet almost syrupy at times. Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation a bit cloying at times but drinks decently well for the amount of sweetness. Drinkability overall is had to stomach this sweet malt driven brews are making me crave hoppy brews, weird.
10-08-2010 03:23:24 | More by WVbeergeek
4.35/5 rDev +14.5%
Golden-brown body with a sizable, creamy, off-white head. Retention and lacing are top notch.
Nose is slight, but pleasant, with toffee/carmel note, and some underlying grainy roastedness. Spicy hop aromas are noticed.
Buttery toffee and toasted carmel are the dominate players in the taste dept. Bready with shadowy hints of ripe fig. Tettnanger hops add some tempered spiciness, but little in the way of dryness. Malt is the showcase here. Roastedness lingers long into the finish.
Not hugely complex, but very fresh tasting.
Solid mouth feel, 2/3rds creamy, 1/3rd crisp. It adds ups.
A very nice autumnal beer.
08-26-2002 21:23:18 | More by cokes
Oktoberfest from Sprecher Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.