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OktoberBeast - Aviator Brewing Company

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 10-15-2009)
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Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

My first O-fest beer of 2014.Poured one and a half cans into a half liter stein with a deep bronze color with a nice fluffy one full finger white head atop.Aromas of caramel malts and mild sweet alcohol that lets you know this is a bit "bigger" than the usual suspect.Flavors of caramel and vanilla stand out most but it doesn't get overly sweet really,a bit of toast in the finish.I admit I liked this more than I thought I would,it's not as sweet as I thought it might be,solid.

oberon, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

A: Pours a clear very dark copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some reddish brown + mahogany highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering about 75% of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel and toasted malts with a light aroma of spicy + earthy hops. Slightly sweet.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of rich caramel malts with light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of toasted malts with just a hint if nuttiness. Finally, there are light flavors of spicy + earthy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with slightly less than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This is a pretty decent Oktoberfest offering from Aviator, slightly heavier in the ABV than I would normally expect for the style but easily drinkable as that alcohol is well hidden from the smell and taste.

dbrauneis, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of JohnnyK
3/5  rDev -19.1%

JohnnyK, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Mantooth, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

LaurenGuy, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

shehateme, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

SadMachine, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

InspectorBob, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Morockm, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

BigGingDrinker, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Bustersuess, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Pens1967, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

KevinGordon, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ethanmc12, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Bung, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

lupercmda, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured on-tap at the Tap House and served in a shaker pint, the beer is an orange-caramel coloring with a filmy, white, clingy head. Nose of roast, nut, caramel, sweet potato, and hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Flavors are roast and rich, with nut and caramel throughout, on a slightly bready backbone. Smooth bodied and light, with a sweet and roast aftertaste. Slick, smooth finish. Decent beer.

GarthDanielson, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

buckyp, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dvmky, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%

With a bold maple and caramel taste, the flavor of fall is alive and well in Aviator's beast of a fest beer.

Its caramel character is evident right from the pour- copper and dark honey color sets the tone. Its mild haze gives the beer a slight Amber Ale type of appearance. Darker than the average Oktoberfest, the beer builds a hearty off-white head that dissolves during the second half of the session and retains fairly as well.

Medium-strong aromas celebrate the malt character of Munich and caramel. Its sweeter upstart is pleasantly starchy, toasty, and nutty- coming to the nose like bread crust and maple. With the slightest of hop spice, an almost tea-like character wraps up the aromas.

Even sweeter to taste, all that caramel and savory maple flavor is nutty, lightly butter and brown sugar to remind the palate of french toast. Its nutty flavor becomes the bridge that brings the sweetness to close. Cashews at first turn to walnut-type bitterness late to link up with the herbal tea tones for a semi-crisp yet still savory finish.

Mid-full in body, the beer is certainly heftier than the typical fest bier. Its high residual sweetness is creamy until the carbonation subsides. After which, the sweetness lingers long into finish for a semi-dry closure and firm alcohol warmth.

The beer's overall hefty character allows it to resemble an American Amber Ale as much as it does an Oktoberfest. It lacks the refined elegance of true German Oktoberfest biers but it celebrates something heartier and sweeter. It could definitely stand up to a apple pie or fruit cobbler.

BEERchitect, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

RyanAU, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

FilumDee, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

TheDoak, Oct 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

mwbrady12, Sep 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

maxwelldeux, Jun 04, 2013
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OktoberBeast from Aviator Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.