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Oktoberfest - Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 22
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maumee Bay Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 10-02-2003

Brewed in March and cold lagered for its namesake German festival, this brew boasts a malty backbone with flavors of toasted bread and caramel, creating an even balance of hop bitterness.
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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 22
Photo of KonigObHops
4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a very dark copper with an off-white head that poured about two finger-widths thick into a pint glass.

Very interesting aroma... A little hint of that toasted caramel that you would expect from a Maren, but that is overpowered by a much sweeter aroma. Perhaps honey, or almost banana.

The initial taste is sweet. In the middle the beer has a hint of the toasted caramel taste that you would expect from an Oktoberfest, but it is accompanied by a strong smoked taste similar to a dopple bock. The beer finishes with a smokey sweetness.

The mouthfeel is rich and the carbonation is very balanced.

Overall, this was a lot more than I expected from a beer made in Toledo, OH. It is a rather complex take on the Oktoberfest style.

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Photo of shanegatter
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Interesting taste, best way for me to describe it is a fuller bud light ( I know yuck) but this was a decent beer. I poured redish and was transparent in a clear glass

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Photo of BB1313
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 vintage. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing dark copper, but has clarity; fluffy off-white head that slowly fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of grains. Lots of caramel in the mix as well. Fresh bread and malts. The flavors are very nice. Lots of caramel with hints of toffee. Hints of cherry as well. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very creamy and fluffy. Smooth stuff.

This is a very nice Oktoberfest. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I really like it. Another well done Oktoberfest coming from Ohio.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear dark copper in color, with a moderate head of airy foam.
Aroma-Faint toasted malt
Taste-Nutty, toasted malt, light bodied and easy drinking. An "ok" oktoberfest.

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Photo of Extrajoker00
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pilsner glass

Reviewed from notes

A : cooper with a quickly vanish head

S : faint roasted malt

T : strong malt and light caramel tones

M : smooth with a quick clean finish

D : i felt this had a really good drink-ability

A good, locally brewed Oktoberfest, glad i tried it.

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Photo of Brenden
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got the growler fresh and opened it immediately, and a friend got me one on tap at the brewpub, and I found no difference when I opened the grower between having had it on tap earlier. My review's going to be exactly the same as my earlier review.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the brewpub: This beer pours a dark reddish-amber color with a nil off-white head. Thin, spotty lacing. The aroma is malty with a fair amount of hops as well. Medium body with more bitter hops than are usually found in the style, however the malt base is still there. The finish is soft and sweet without much lingering malt. Just average.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amber brew with a nice white head and great lacing, this O-fest starts less malty than many and stays that way to the finish. The nose gives hops and these come through with nice bittering in the taste. a decent body with a strong finish and nice snap at the end. Probably one of the better I've had this year and it is one of Maumee's better efforts.

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Oktoberfest from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
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