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Mecktoberfest - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

80 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 29
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 PhillyStyle:
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2011 22:48:07 | More by PhillyStyle
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a pilsner glass, the beer is a copper coloring, with a filmy, clingy, white head. Aromas are very subtle, with caramel notes and toasty highlights. Flavors are rich, with nutty and caramel sweet notes. Very rich throughout. Smooth and crisp bodied, with a roasted sweet aftertaste. Clean, smooth finish. Wow! This is a very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

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South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2013 22:05:09 | More by Bernoulli
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Pennsylvania

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy light amber gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of honey, light citrus, and light sweet bready malts with a hint of clover.

Flavor is of light citrusy sweetness over a dry biscuity maltiness. Some very mild dry hoppiness in the aftertaste.

Medium body with crisp carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Another very good beer from Meck, I continue to be impressed by this brewery's offerings. One of the best Marzen's I've had, really good flavor and aroma, balanced, nice body, and just a joy to drink. Delicious and worth seeking out.

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4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear light golden amber in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some deep golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy off-white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly bready malts and moderate amounts of caramel malts. Light to moderate aromas of floral and spicy hops in the background as well.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of slightly bready and caramel malts with just a hint of sweetness. There are light flavors of spicy and floral hops in the background which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: I really enjoyed this brew, it is a very solid American offering of the Oktoberfest style. I found it really easy to drink and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my beer of 2013. I haven't had a better, more perfect example of a style than OMB's Mecktoberfest. I've had other beers this year in which I might order over this beer just due to my preference, but this is a beer that outshines all others for the style, and I order at least one pint anytime I see it at a restaurant.

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Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.