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Oktoberfest Lager - Marshall Brewing Company

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Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

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BA SCORE
86
very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 48
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 3.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beertracker on 01-22-2009

Break out the lederhosen and get ready for some good old Bavarian Gemütlichkeit…Oklahoma Style. Marshall Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest is a beautiful deep cooper-colored lager highlighted by a complex malt flavor, elegantly balanced by the bittering of noble German hops. This beer is extremely smooth and highly drinkable.
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Photo of mojohawk21
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper with 3 fingers of khaki colored head.Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Bready & toasty malt notes,some hints of woody hops & pears too

T: Toasty malt, dryness, some metallic hops up front. Some grainy bread notes mix with toasty malt, herbal hop bitterness& woody hop notes as this warms, plus a touch of caramel.Finishes dry, toasty & with some herbal hop bitterness

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, good balance

A good take on the style. A little more malt depth & a little less dryness would make this better IMO, but no slouch by any means (564 characters)

Photo of Beertracker
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Commercial Description: Break out the lederhosen and get ready for some good old Bavarian Gemütlichkeit...Oklahoma Style. Marshall Brewing Company's Oktoberfest is a beautiful deep copper-colored lager highlighted by a complex malt flavor, elegantly balanced by the bittering of noble German hops. This beer is extremely smooth and highly drinkable. Checking in at 6.0% ABV, Oktoberfest is truly a fest bier worth celebrating! (Limited Release Beer)

Available Packages: 50L (13.2USG) Keg; 1/6 bbl (5.16USG) keg; 4/6/12 & 12/22fl.oz. NR bottles. IBU = 22-24; ABV = 6.0%

Marshall's Oktoberfest Lager pours up with some authority creating a fluffy tannish-white head that crowns the hazy tawny-deep copper colored body. Very good-excellent head retention with a sustainable Bavarian lace. The pleasant biscuity-toasty aroma has some rich underlying melanoidins that adds to the complexity. There's a notable floral spiciness (dandelion, edelweiss, hibiscus) from the Noble Tettnanger hops with just a hint of fruitiness as it warms in hand. The flavor starts off nicely toasted then carries into a soft, bready sweet graininess that's marked by a pleasant bitterness which creates a well-balanced, complex finish. This medium bodied, creamy textured Märzen has lagered many weeks on the hallowed Münchner yeast & will continue to mature nicely until its release. I'm proud to say that I had a hand in brewing Marshall's first seasonal! The Marshall's definitely know how to throw an Oktoberfest party & now they can share that celebration with everyone. Here's to their Gemütlichkeit spirit!

PROST! Beertracker (1,617 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a rich white head that dies down to a thin ring. Aroma is Munich malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malty, slightly toasty yet on dry side for style. Bitterness is low but balancing. Mouthfeel is light and co2 is moderate. Overall a decent o-fest for the USA. (268 characters)

Photo of CRJMellor
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of jflemming
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Dieck
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of rsipes
1/5  rDev -74.3%

Photo of cmbeaudoin
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of KansasBeerLover
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BigJamoke
1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MartzMimic
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours the color of a torched penny from the bottle with a slight white head. Nice aroma of malty biscuit, caramel, raisin and marshmallow. Those are all present in the taste, with a sweet front and the hops coming through at the end. Medium mouth. This is a really good representation of the style. Glad I bought a six-pack. (325 characters)

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

P:  Slightly hazed orange copper mostly placid body. Small dollop of instantly fading off white head thin wet lacing once swirled. 

S:  Roasted caramel and toffee, subtle spiced hops and orange oil. Seems watered down.

T/M:  Taste follows the nose with additional stale grains,  burnt toffee and spiced rum.  Medium body finished dry. Lack luster malt profile. 

O:  A good Oktoberfest that has the all the flavors, subtly, expected and a dose of spicy hops.  Nothing overly impressive but a good beer. Doesn't have the stale aftertaste that comes with some Oktoberfests.  (586 characters)

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of chocosushi
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled a few days ago!
12oz->Leinenkugel Pint
A ~ Pours a reddened copper with less than inch of of white head. This brew is filtered, unlike most of Marshall's offerings, But it looks pretty great.

S ~ Noble hops, Autumn Leaves, Toasty Malt.
Simple & clean nose. A touch of berry.

T ~ Nose follows through to the fullest...
Nuts, Toast, Leaves, Wildberries; tastes like Autumn.
Hops lend notes of pepper & grass. Touch of crust.

M ~ Moderate bitterness with a warm medium bodied-feel.

D ~ Best Oktoberfest I've had all season. Will certainly pick up more & more. Glad to see Marshall is finally bottling this.
Check it out. (637 characters)

Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of tronester
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A careful pour yields a clear golden orange body with a creamy tan head. Smell is a hint of cinnamon up front, followed by a fresh lager yeast component. Taste is a sweet, bready front, followed by an herbal, zesty hop middle and finish. Strong,firm bitterness matches the malt levels well. A hint of ethanol in the taste, but nothing too serious. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall an excellent Marzen, I will definitely be getting a 6 pack of this again next year. The beer was put in bottles approximately a week ago (learned via a BA thread), so that no doubt leads to the super fresh flavors I've tasted. The only downside is the beer is a tiny bit light in the malt department, but other than that, its a fantastic beer. (718 characters)

Photo of BeerExplorer
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pretty good take on the Marzen Oktoberfest beer. This is one that i can drink over and over again in october and never get tired of it. slightly orange in appearance it is a beer you need to be sure to drink before you start the chicken dance. Marshals (254 characters)

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of EF4
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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Oktoberfest Lager from Marshall Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.