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Oktoberfest - Sprecher Brewing Company

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very good

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 04-18-2002

Gold Medal Winner in the German-style/Oktoberfest category at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival (GABF).
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Ratings: 264 | Reviews: 144
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought this for $1 on the sale rack at my local craft beer shop. Definitely tasted a little stale, so I tried to envision how it would be fresh. A good Oktoberfest! toasty malts and a lot of German hops prevail, and surprisingly some alcohol warmth for only being 6 abv. I'm sure it would've been a lot better fresh, but hey, can't turn down one of these for a buck!

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdwil
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance: Hazy amber body, crowned by a massive, dense off-white head, with fine-beaded, glass-coating lacing.

Aroma: Caramel and nuts dominate the aroma, with a mild backdrop of hops, Mt. Hood, per the label. The hops have a noble-like character.

Taste: Opens with moderately sweet caramel, dark bread, lesser toasted malts and nuts present soon after. Later in the taste, modest, tea-like hops present. Finishes with dark bread flavors and moderate hop bitterness. There is a bit of smoke flavor at the finish, unusual for the style, but welcome.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, full.

Drinkability/notes: A nice example of the style, which manages to be a bit different.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby sixteen-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.


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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Sampling right now on 12/8/14. Comes in a 16 ounce bottle. Contains 5.5% alcohol (ABV). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass stein.

Pours a slighty hazy dark amber in color with a thin off-white cap that settles down to just the sides of the glass for the most part. Some ring-like lacing is seen when sipped that slides back down the sides of the glass. The aroma is of caramel and roasted malts with a hint of candied fruit. Bit more going on with the taste as there is some very light spice(?) with some sweetness. Pretty smooth for this style of brew. Goes down easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation (a good thing actually). A tasty seasonal brew that I really liked. PROST!

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.78/5  rDev 0%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.72/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, molasses, and candied fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, fruit, earth, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that has a solid smell, but the flavors have a bit of oxidation going on to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of tgraven
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

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Oktoberfest from Sprecher Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.