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Mecktoberfest - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

117 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 14.15%
Wants: 46
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of jdellico
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Stelsza
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of humuloner22
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Maybe it was me, maybe it was the beer. But this is the best Oktoberfest beer I have had. At least this year.

Color: Dark caramel foamy head which remained pretty consistent.

Smell: Caramel, nice sweet bready aroma.

The flavor is there which is nice, beyond the vapid typical Oktoberfest. The caramel is there, but not overpowering. Clean. Finally a clean tasting Marzen without too much of the cloying nasty almost artificial caramel flavors.

Overall: Easily the best Oktoberfest I have had. The price was not bad either. I paid more than most, but really it was only a buck more than the Great Lakes version, which to me is a huge disappointment based upon the reviews.

Photo of Ericmilatz
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Loserphilly
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Robyn
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Jamato14
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Thomasc32
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of lebriarjr
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of lateralusbeer
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Stargazer2892
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Chando
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ColBlooded
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of FarmerTed
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of dailyminefield
2.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of Bernoulli
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

Photo of JISurfer
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.