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Oktoberfest - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Though it is not necessary to drink this beer out of a mug that is larger than your head while dancing to polka music and wearing your lederhosen, you will find this lager's unbridled festivity difficult to resist. This ode to Germany's classic fall lagers is as clean, clear, and quaffable as any that has ever weighed down the table of a German Beer garden. The crisp maltiness of classic Munich malt compounded with the delicious notes of Bavarian hops gives this clean-finishing beer just the right flavor for the end of the summer.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 10-05-2010)
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-18-2013 02:09:07 | More by mmilyko
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-18-2013 01:15:43 | More by sgttibbs
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-15-2013 22:10:20 | More by coldmeat23
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can pours a crystal clear medium gold color with a standard off-white head. Average retention and lace.

Nose is honeyed grains and lagery yeast. Not a whole lot going on in the nose...smells like it is somewhere in between a marzen and a festbier.

Malts have a nice 'fresh-crushed' flavor to them and stay light...touch of toast and honey, not unlike eating some Golden Grahams. It is not as dark and richly malted as most American Oktoberfests, this one goes for more balance as a slight grassy bitterness creeps up after a few gulps. It is a highly drinkable offering and I am really digging it. I could drink a ton of these, it is very clean and refreshing. I can see multiple repeat purchases in my future.

Serving type: can

09-14-2013 18:38:14 | More by twiggamortis420
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BlackHoleBrew42

Colorado

5/5  rDev +38.5%

09-11-2013 15:48:49 | More by BlackHoleBrew42
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-10-2013 14:17:19 | More by vcoggins
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beergoot

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light copper body with a thin but foamy and sticky white head. Sweet, malty nose with a touch of nuts and caramel. Dark malt flavors; toffee. Medium body; smooth, clean finish.

A respectable, tasty, malt-forward beer. Hits the style profile. Nothing new or groundbreaking here, just a good, delicious Fall season beer...

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 22:55:03 | More by beergoot
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Steamer

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-08-2013 00:44:27 | More by Steamer
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-06-2013 23:03:01 | More by ralphw56
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TFMyriad

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-02-2013 02:46:06 | More by TFMyriad
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-25-2013 02:31:07 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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losdizzel

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-29-2013 01:37:26 | More by losdizzel
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-08-2013 19:42:13 | More by tswater
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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11-29-2012 02:40:02 | More by
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phishsihq

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours a light amber color, with a small, off-white head that provides little lace. Classic marzen aromas of
caramel and a touch of spicy, noble hops create everything you need in the nose. Bready and caramel malt flavors dominate on the pallet, with a touch of hop bitterness on the back end. Medium in both body and carbonation, Santa Fe has created a well-rounded, style-specific Oktoberfest!

Prost!

Serving type: can

11-21-2012 01:42:58 | More by phishsihq
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marct

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -10%

11-16-2012 04:12:32 | More by marct
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-09-2012 18:47:53 | More by PhatAtUT
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cfh64

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-04-2012 21:31:44 | More by cfh64
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

P: Light orange copper body with small white head clear with some streaming bubbles.

S: Toasted salty caramel, pilsner malt, figs, apple peels and spicy noble hops.

T/M: Spiced apple peels layered with toasted caramel, dry grains, wood, spiced pound cake and timid cherry alcohol. Spicy carbonation in a medium body. Finishes dry and numbing lingering musty spiced fruit.

O: I love the design of this can. I also really enjoyed consuming it. Nicely balanced, easy drinking and simple straight forward flavoring. I went through this can rather quickly. Cheers!

Serving type: can

11-02-2012 02:42:18 | More by Hopswagger
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kew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-26-2012 12:05:52 | More by kew
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear pale amber body with a a sudsy off-white head that slowly vanishes while leaving random patterns of lacing behind.

S - Toasted grains, caramel malt, sweet puffed cereal, light yeast in the background.

T - Sweet caramel malts that seem faintly toasted, clean biscuity profile, hints of dried fruit and honey, subtle grassy and floral hops create light bitterness. Finishes crisp and clean.

M - Light body, sudsy carbonation.

Not very complex but this goes down easy for sure. Very simple but good clean flavors make this beer highly quaffable indeed.

Serving type: can

10-24-2012 23:20:00 | More by StaveHooks
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poodog

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

10-24-2012 14:37:51 | More by poodog
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

10-22-2012 04:11:21 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty standard American craft oktoberfest in a pretty sweet can. Clear copper-orange, thin white head that leaves a few spiderwebs of lace on the glass. Classic toasted, biscuity malt layered with a mild herbal, spicy noble hop flavor. A light caramel sweetness finishes things off. Good oktoberfest, but nothing that stands out against the mob of others that hit shelves every year. The can could be a nice option since I can't think of any other beers in this style that are canned.

Serving type: can

10-21-2012 04:40:11 | More by bump8628
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-19-2012 19:22:53 | More by cdwil
Oktoberfest from Santa Fe Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.