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Mecktoberfest - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

102 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 45
Gots: 14 | 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 PhillyStyle:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

PhillyStyle, Nov 08, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!.

oberon, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Todd, Jan 12, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +13.1%

ps6756, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jason, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of whitekiboko
4/5  rDev -5%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

dirtylou, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev -5%

qcbrewer, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

prototypic, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of dailyminefield
2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

dailyminefield, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Kegatron, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of Backer2004
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Backer2004, Dec 31, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

vancean2, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

GFish, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Illmaticzx, Oct 29, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

PaleAleWalt, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Bung
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Bung, Oct 31, 2009
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4/5  rDev -5%

trevorpost, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

dvmin98, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

emerge077, Dec 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

KevinGordon, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

n2185, Oct 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

lateralusbeer, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev -5%

Crystal clear dark gold topped with a high, lumpy head of foam. Deep fresh malt, lager yeast, and slightly husky grain make up an authentic aroma that is just rich enough and features a wonderful warm, toasty bread smell. Nice toasty, bready, just-sweet-enough malts in the flavor as well, a flash of noble hops, clean lager character, and drying out slightly in the finish to dampen any lingering sweetness. Medium bodied and smooth. Very nice.

wedge, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Immortale25, Oct 03, 2014
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Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.