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Mecktoberfest - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 34
Gots: 6 | 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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Reviews by Bernoulli:
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Bernoulli

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -17.7%

Pours a beautiful amber color with very minimal head.

Faint but pleasant lager smell

A fuller taste than most American lagers.

A nice introduction to real beer for someone who drinks nothing but American big beers - they'll recognize its beer and also recognize the flavor and heft they've been missing.

We would order it again.

11-08-2013 22:05:09 | More by Bernoulli
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured a lighter copper shade with a large blooming white head into a 1/2 liter stein,just great clarity and a great head,a little lighter than most O-fest beers.Aromas of toasted grain and lightly sweet dough,a little iron/mineral thrwon in,very authentic stuff here.I love the fact the beer is not overly caramely sweet like way to many versions,it's mildly sweet with a firm toastiness,a noticable metallic note comes in along with a smattering of leafy hops in the finish.This is a helluva damn fine Oktoberfest beer,my expectations were fufilled...and more.Hell yeah!.

09-01-2012 00:32:12 | More by oberon
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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-12-2013 06:09:36 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-19-2013 17:56:59 | More by Jason
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-27-2011 01:12:51 | More by whitekiboko
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dirtylou

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%

74oz growler, plugged away at over the course of a saturday afternoon in charlotte

appearance: clear amber body, lovely milky-white foam head with strong retention

smell: nice toasted malts, autumnal, red apple, caramel

taste: a nice, highly drinkable, interpretation of the style - toasted malt, rich caramel, sweet red apple, sourdough, sweet hops

mouthfeel: spot-on, not too heavy and not too sweet, rich with a creamy finish

overall: good

09-25-2011 21:36:05 | More by dirtylou
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-31-2013 20:35:06 | More by qcbrewer
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prototypic

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-27-2013 03:26:51 | More by prototypic
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

11-12-2013 23:58:35 | More by dailyminefield
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%

On tap @ the OMB on 9/5/09. Served in a stange glass.

Pours a deep, clear copper, with a finger of creamy eggshell colored white head. Good retention to this, staying fairly rich throughout, and leaving some solid lacing back. The aroma has a nice sweet tang to it, from notes of bread, caramel, and citrus, with the spiciness of the Noble hops giving this an extra tasty smelling pop in the nose.

That delicious and robust tang carries over to the taste, with toasty caramel sweetness and green citrus giving this a zesty stickiness in the mouth. A sturdy tingle of hops balances things out nicely, adding spice and a steady dryness to the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an excellent smoothness to the overall feel, yet this still possesses a satisfying crispness to it as well, which keeps the drinkibility way up!

Really nice American take on the Oktoberfest style here from the OMB, that had an enjoyable vibrancy to the flavors (thanks to the hops), and a refreshing crispness to the body. This was one of the more gratifying ones that I've had lately. Tasty stuff!

09-08-2009 19:11:51 | More by Kegatron
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Backer2004

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%

The final days of the Mecktoberfest is here. A great first time offering from the guys at Olde Meck. Style right on par and it cannot get any fresher than right form the tap. Nice balance, nothing too off the charts, but another nice German brew right to style. Look forward to their future seasonals.

12-31-2009 00:49:03 | More by Backer2004
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GFish

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-22-2012 00:24:16 | More by GFish
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-29-2012 03:42:54 | More by Illmaticzx
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

On-tap at the brewery (October 2011):

Appeared a very nice darker amber color with a very nice off-white, creamy 2 to 3 finger head that was well retained throughout the entire beer.

The beer gave off a nice, deep toasted malt aroma and perhaps a hint of toffee sweetness.

The taste of the beer is exceptional. This is what I imagined a marzen to taste like. The beer had a bready, malty sweetness to it, balanced well with some light hops. The taste was full with an excellent aftertaste.

The beer had a medium body to it, was extremely smooth and extremely easy to drink. I put down two before I even knew it. This is an outstanding brew. If you like this style or beer you should try this one.

11-08-2011 22:48:07 | More by PhillyStyle
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Bung

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%

At Mac's Speed Shop. Nice amber pour, 2 finger off white head. Aroma has some malt, tea, toffee, light pine hops. Caramel malt, tea and a nice amount of bittering hops. High drinkability, with good balance. Really a pretty good Marzen, which often just aren't that good. Either too sweet or too tea/old sock like. Definetely my favorite of their offerings thus far.

10-31-2009 20:14:55 | More by Bung
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-08-2013 12:23:14 | More by dvmin98
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emerge077

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%

Big ups to Wil for sharing this one.
Bottled: 11.07.11

Pours a bright saturated copper orange, sharp clarity, and a pillsbury biscuit of creamy foam on top. Long lasting head retention, coverage for the duration of the glass.

Soft doughy bread aroma, light malt sweetness. Pleasant with some apple notes surfacing too.

Lightly sweet, very smooth feel, clean and dry finish. Bready notes with a hint of apple again in the taste. Lingering shortbread flavor. Medium bodied and full flavored, lighter carbonation. Overall a great Oktoberfest with the advantage of freshness. Thanks again Wil!

12-14-2011 02:24:48 | More by emerge077
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-01-2013 15:24:52 | More by KevinGordon
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n2185

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-23-2013 02:10:57 | More by n2185
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lateralusbeer

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-24-2014 13:20:19 | More by lateralusbeer
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CBlack85

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +5.7%

Picked up a growler of this from the brewery

Poured from a growler into a pint glass

Pours a nice crystal clear copper color with very little off white head that leaves virtually no lacing.

Nice malty aroma with some fruity/citrus and caramel notes as well. More spicy hop aroma than I was expecting. Slightly bigger overall nose than I expected, not overwhelminly so, but definately bigger.

Very clean tasting beer. A perfect mix of sweet maltyness and slightly bitter hops. Really quite nice and very enjoyable. Well carbinated, with a crisp, clean finish. Definately easy to drink

This is probably my favorite example of this style. Very subdued and understated, yet still very interesting and enjoyable.

10-19-2010 19:32:28 | More by CBlack85
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jorrx003

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2013 22:06:04 | More by jorrx003
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-20-2013 02:49:26 | More by LooseMoose1978
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Daktah

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%

Finally getting around to reviewing this after drinking it pretty consistently over the past couple months. Picked up a growler and took it home to enjoy. Poured a clear, medium amber color with a noticeable head that stuck around for a little while and created consistent lacing. Smell was bready and mildly sweet. Taste was perfect balance - malt up front and then a little hops; a touch of sweet, fresh fruit and slight spiciness. I found it to be on the more full-bodied side of the Marzens I've tried, which I really liked, with medium carbonation. Perfectly drinkable and one of the best I've tried in the style. Very happy to have this beer made just down the road.

11-05-2012 15:52:21 | More by Daktah
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bcp5296d

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-28-2014 20:11:56 | More by bcp5296d
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Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.