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Stegmaier Oktoberfest - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Stegmaier OktoberfestStegmaier Oktoberfest

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BA SCORE
81
good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bmills1608 on 09-05-2006)
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice copper/deep amber color with a one finger fizzy just off white head. The head fades quite quickly leaving only a very light foam on the top of the brew and a light persistent foam floating atop the brew.

Smell – The smell is of a roasted malt with a good dose of caramel sweetness. Other sweeter aromas of some apple and a bit of cherry as well as some aromas of a more spicy nature with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg round out the smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a bit of a roasted malt and a rather strong caramel sweetness. These flavors create a base for the beer lasting, throughout the entire taste. As the flavor advances from the beginning to the end, light flavors of apple and some spice comes to the tongue. In the end, a little bit of a citrus and herbal hop taste comes to the tongue with a slight intensification in the roasted malt flavors, leaving a somewhat sweet but lightly roasted and spiced flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner to average side with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. A little thicker of a body and a slightly lower carbonation may have been better for the roasted malt flavors of the beer, but the combination of the two (thickness and carbonation) did do a nice job for the sweet and fruity flavors of the brew, so overall it was quite acceptable.

Overall – A rather enjoyable and quite easy drinking oktoberfest that comes at a great price. Rather nice overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 01:01:38 | More by Darkmagus82
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A - Amberish copper, mostly clear, off white head has some retention and lacing.

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T - Follows the nose, with an added sweetness, nearly wiping out any hop flavor.

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A phenomenal Oktoberfest beer from the Lion! I believe this is the flagship seasonal from Stegmaier, and they seem to be promoting it more than their other products.

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Stegmaier Oktoberfest from Lion Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.