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Oktoberfest - Granite City Food & Brewery

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Oktoberfest
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78
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BuckeyeNation on 10-14-2005)
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Reviews by Hhawk06:
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Hhawk06

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +15.5%

Lucky me, a new one on tap at Granite City, my favorite MN establishment.

This brew was served with a thin, slightly tan head. The color is amber, with a somewhat reddish tint to the body. The aroma consists of a malty kind of chocolate sense....also some caramel malt as well. Straight medium body. My first reaction is the mouthfeel is very creamy for the style, perhaps the draft playing a factor in that. It has an overall rustic feel, with a somewhat lemony hop presence. The hoppiness is heavy for the style but is covered well by a balancing malty persuasion. The finish is a bit rough on the edges, with a grainy texture. Ultimately it fades to a pale and bitter ending. A quality offering.

03-04-2006 13:03:22 | More by Hhawk06
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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WoodBrew

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2.53/5  rDev -24.7%

I did not like the Oktoberfest brewed by GC. The ABV was high and the barley and malt were overpowering the scent and taste. The beer poured a nice brown with slighth white head that did not lace. The mouthfeel was medium body with not much carbonation. Overall it was not a great Oktoberfest and would poiunt people toward the IPA or stout.

11-02-2011 01:11:31 | More by WoodBrew
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alleykatking

Indiana

2.85/5  rDev -15.2%

Had on tap....didn't expect much to be honest.

A- Pours a clear light orange amber color. 1 finger dirty white/slight tannish head that dies down rather quickly. Light lacing left on the glass which slides down after a couple of minutes.

S- This is a faint smelling beer to begin with. Very light toasted sweet caramel malts in the nose. Not really much of anything else to be honest....and really what I picked up was faint at best. I struggled to pick up what I did in the nose.

T- Watery tasting....sweet malts come through this beer along with a very light hop quality. There wasn't much as far as tastes go with this just sweet and well a domestic lager taste as well (adjuncts is what it reminded me of).

M- This was a light mouthfeel. Good carbonation leaves the beer to rush across the palate. SEmi-sweet malts left on the palate after the beer was finished. Light sweet malty aftertaste...not really much going on in the mouthfeel department. Just kind of watery.

D- This is a very drinkable beer to be honest. There is really nothing there to taste so you tend to drink it more like a water than a Oktoberfest beer. Could have had some more but I wanted to try some of their other beers. Wish I would have stuck to this actually.

10-11-2009 23:52:49 | More by alleykatking
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.95/5  rDev +17.6%

Served in a large mug.

Pours 1 finger of white head. Fades to a thin layer. Leaves some nice lace rings. Color is an orange hued amber.

Aroma: Malty with some spices, faint hop flavor. Not bad, but nothing to exciting.

Taste: Very malty. Dry malty flavor with spices noted again. Minimal grassy hops. A nice octoberfest.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp a bit, very clean in general. Light to medium bodied. Medium amount of carbonation. Ends very clean.

Overall, a decent brew. Not the most flavor but it is an octoberfest so I didn't expect too much. I enjoyed how clean it was. Good drinkability.

10-08-2009 02:52:28 | More by mothman
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +13.1%

I'll never understand why people love to pan Granite City beer. It's not Founders, Russian River, or Surly, but it's always solid, & the food at our local outlet always good. Plus, our girls love the placemats.

A pitcher of this unknown brew arrived before our dinner. Clear & clean as a never-used copper kettle, foaming cheerfully. Smell is probably the weakest part of this beer, just vaguely lagerish, otherwise, not much in the aroma department.

Granite City's Oktoberfest is a really good representation of the style. More than anything, it's crisp, clean, & direct. A brew this simple, you screw it up, the flaws are going to haunt you, but this is good. Aside from the great mouthfeel, there's a distinct spritz of lemon, plenty of malt sweetness, & a chewy, biscuity taste in the middle. Finishes bright & warm with very little hopping.

Very good example of an O-fest brew, & probably better than all of their daily offerings. Like to be in Munich? Stop in for a pint. I'll happily have another if we're back in October.

10-06-2010 23:26:33 | More by maximum12
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +31%

Clear, copper color...light toasted malts on the nose...excellent toasted malts on the taste....full bodied or on the high side of mediu,....reminds me a little of SA O-fest....Sweet, toasted malts...heavy hitter..one of the better brew pub O-Fests I've had..this is a dandy...they figured it would only be on tap for about a week before it was gone...I feel lucky to have tried it....better than Barley John's in my opinion although both are good...I had them within days of each other..

10-19-2005 01:14:47 | More by ZAP
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Oktoberfest from Granite City Food & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.