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Mecktoberfest - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

79 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 29
Gots: 3 | 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 botham:
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botham

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

growler fresh from the brewery poured into a tasting glass. pours a rich copper color with amber highlights and one and a half fingers of eggshell colored head that leaves decent lacings and has moderate retention.

aroma is of rich caramel malts with a lightly sweet aura and a light note of spice in the background. nicely concentrated with a hearty profile.

taste is more of the same with a light floral note behind the malts and a finish of dark and crystalized malts. lightly sweet after the fact.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and full of sweet malt cahracter. lightly carbonated and hearty in texture. could be a bit heavier when the malt profile is considered, but still good.

drinkability is good. this is an easy drinking brew, like a good marzen should be. comes off a bit thin and a bit sweet, but ends up very drinkable.

Serving type: growler

09-09-2009 19:02:29 | More by botham
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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
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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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-03-2013 22:23:51 | More by JISurfer
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
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%
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

09-27-2013 00:29:05 | More by dbrauneis
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

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09-19-2013 15:37:26 | More by rabiddawg
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North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber into a snifter. 8/21/13 bottling date

pours a crisp golden color with a nice inch or so white head. the smell is crisp and malty, typical for the style. the taste is very malty and a tad bready. hops in there as well, very very drinkable. Clean and fresh and refreshing. love this one. Mild body with mild carbonation. real easy drinking.

overall just a great easy drinking lager. recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 00:31:09 | More by Axnjxn
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Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.