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Oktoberfest - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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:
Gold Medal Winner in the German-style/Oktoberfest category at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival (GABF).

(Beer added by: maxpower on 04-18-2002)
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -5%

I had a Sprecher left over from a Wurstfest party I through back in September....just cracked it open and it is a decent oktoberfest. The beer pours a slightly hazy rich copper with thin head that is leaving a modest lace. The smell and taste are typical of most oktoberfest beers. There is sweet malt esseance that provides both. This is a lighter medium body beer with decent carbonation. Overall its good...would I have it again....yes.

01-14-2013 01:59:15 | More by WoodBrew
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-04-2012 23:30:02 | More by Tiburon
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b_add


4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-21-2012 03:05:25 | More by b_add
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-15-2012 18:49:32 | More by yankinwis
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-12-2012 23:51:34 | More by IPAchris
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

16 ounce bottle into imperial pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of raisin, caramel, apple, molasses, toast, bread, toffee, pear, light nuttiness, and light herbal. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, raisin, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, molasses, toffee, and herbal. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, molasses, raisin, toffee, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance and robustness; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Oktoberfest. Well balanced robust flavors, and very smooth to drink. I have a feeling that this was a bottle from last year or older, but it held up nicely. Very enjoyable offering.

11-04-2012 04:45:19 | More by superspak
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meigs3

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-01-2012 23:19:46 | More by meigs3
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-30-2012 03:33:29 | More by LJWalker
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-25-2012 04:01:56 | More by thebigredone
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chris1919

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

10-21-2012 00:53:29 | More by chris1919
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

16 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic.
6.0% ABV, 122151007FL on shoulder.

A - Sprecher Oktoberfest pours a crystal clear ruby-highlighted copper color that's virtually inactive. The beer's dense tan head slowly dropped to a thin skim of tiny bubbles and left very little lacing to speak of.

S - When the head disappears the aroma becomes unpronounced, filled mostly by lightly toasted Vienna malts and accented by some caramel sweetness. Biscuit follows with very little hop aroma save for a touch of dirty earthiness. Upon a swirl, faint nutty and very lightly fruity aspects surface.

T - Initially sweet with Munich and caramel gooey-ness Sprecher Oktoberfest changes directions fairly quickly getting hoppier and more dry with a bit of an earthy, almost herbal kick. Dry toast and biscuit linger on the palate through the finish of this beer.

M - Sprecher Oktoberfest is a crisp yet medium-bodied lager that begins smooth and finishes a touch dry with a mild bitterness and moderate carbonation. Despite it's bitter maltiness, the balance that comes through in the flavor passing on to feel, really makes this a nice and easy-to-drink Oktoberfest!

O - Mild fruity carbonation is a hindrance to this lager, a style which should impart no yeast influence through and through, but damn if it doesn't continue to go down nicely! Sprecher Oktoberfest is a crisp and easy-drinking version of the German classic. While there are steps to take to really elevate this to something bigger, it does score with a nicely malty base and hop follow-through in the feel.

10-08-2012 23:58:33 | More by BeerFMAndy
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ercxi

Alabama

1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

09-30-2012 02:53:07 | More by ercxi
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dkchandler

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

09-30-2012 00:33:08 | More by dkchandler
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-25-2012 23:23:09 | More by Ri0
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-21-2012 01:22:46 | More by SFC21
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-19-2012 01:27:58 | More by joefinnigan15
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Hoolie5

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-12-2012 13:48:23 | More by Hoolie5
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.6%

09-12-2012 01:16:00 | More by wattoclone
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zachturner39

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-08-2012 00:31:26 | More by zachturner39
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cbyrd4088

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-06-2012 00:34:36 | More by cbyrd4088
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Riverared

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-31-2012 22:50:18 | More by Riverared
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theargonian

Nebraska

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

A- copper colored with maybe one finger of head. what head there is, though stays for quite a while

S- vienna malt, grains and a hint of all-spice

T- copious amounts of malt, vienna malt in particular. just a tiny bit of hops which add a little spice towards the middle. toasted malts make a late appearance, but mingle for a while

O- a great marzen. could have been close to perfection had there been a tad more hops to break up the malt a little

08-31-2012 02:49:07 | More by theargonian
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-26-2012 19:18:40 | More by mfigueroa713
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pknyc

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-26-2012 03:04:42 | More by pknyc
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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-22-2012 02:09:44 | More by GoodOmens1986
Oktoberfest from Sprecher Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.