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Mecktoberfest - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

115 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 46
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 09-08-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

RochefortChris, Monday at 08:01 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$11.99 6-Pack
Good Bottle - Charlotte

Bottled 11/10/14

Mecktoberfest is autumn orange with a enough bronze highlights to make the body shine. Clarity is about as good as you can get. A clean, white fingers worth of foam crowns the top easily before fading to a whispy cap. Delicate lace clings where foam once stood. She's a pretty lady.

Bready malts get it moving along with an undercurrent of earthy maltiness that adds some nice depth. Soft caramel surround delicate apple and grape esters. A floral and grassy hopiness is welcomed in such a fresh bottle. An easy going, peppery note of clean alcohol brings up the rear. The caramel grows with each swirl of the glass and with that, its richness does as well.

Olde Meck nailed the concept of a bright, clean Oktoberfest. Bread and caramel leap from the glass, more caramel than bread as it warms. The mild fruity esters pop up in the middle, mostly apple this time before the breadiness takes back over on the end. Floral hops comes through on the finish with an earthy depth and I'm a fan.

Drinkability is off the charts. The body sits just under moderate on the spectrum, or so it feels with a soft but active carbonation. Soft bitterness lingers briefly on the swallow and an appreciated dryness takes over which boosts that drinkability even more.

I like most of what Olde Meck does but this is up there with the best of their portfolio. It's bright, crisp, and of the drier, easier drinking Oktoberfest class. It's a great example of the style and a dangerously drinkable beverine.

joe1510, Nov 20, 2014
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Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.