1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oktoberfest - Santa Fe Brewing Company

Not Rated.
OktoberfestOktoberfest

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 129
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of thufflife
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Attractive rich amber color with a modest head in the big chalice. Plenty of carbonation on the tongue but there's not much to look at in the glass. Has that gummy, grainy aromatic nose.

Warm and malty with a fairly substantial mouthfeel. Seems like the classic Marzen, though a little tired. Some resiny tang with just the slightest bitterness at the finish. Just a light caramel taste and slight lemony note. Hints of cardboard and honey with some lingering sweetness in the aftertaste.

This must be from last fall, but it's still plenty drinkable, though not one of my favorites. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of miggs3030
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jordanmckell
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of quadhog
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jtennyson99
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into stein.

A - Semi-clear light bronze with a finger of off white head, which rapidly recedes.

S - Sweet and light smelling, with a hint of caramel bread and biscuit.

T - A somewhat light taste. Sweet and bready with caramel and the slightest hint of corn. It almost has a metallic finish to it.

M - Thin body with moderate-to-high carbonation. It's definitely crisp and refreshing. Easy to drink as well.

O - Not one of my favorite Oktoberfests, but it would be great as a football or campfire beer. It's crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking, with no real bold flavors.

Photo of jewellrunner
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohnyFriday
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of GeoCait
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of NeverSettle
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of spoony
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Kips
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Oktoberfest from Santa Fe Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.