1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mecktoberfest - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Not Rated.
MecktoberfestMecktoberfest

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

114 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 114
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 46
Gots: 18 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Mecktoberfest Alström Bros
Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of humuloner22
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

humuloner22, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Ericmilatz
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%

Ericmilatz, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Loserphilly
4.2/5  rDev +1%

Loserphilly, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Robyn
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Robyn, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Jamato14
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jamato14, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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
Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -3.8%

trevorpost, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Thomasc32
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Thomasc32, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of lebriarjr
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

lebriarjr, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of lateralusbeer
5/5  rDev +20.2%

lateralusbeer, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Stargazer2892
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Stargazer2892, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Chando
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Chando, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of bcp5296d
4/5  rDev -3.8%

bcp5296d, May 28, 2014
Photo of ColBlooded
5/5  rDev +20.2%

ColBlooded, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

kylehay2004, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of FarmerTed
5/5  rDev +20.2%

FarmerTed, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

GarthDanielson, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of dailyminefield
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

dailyminefield, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Bernoulli
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Bernoulli, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of JISurfer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JISurfer, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of garuda
4/5  rDev -3.8%

garuda, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of n2185
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

n2185, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Cylinsier, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GTB, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of IPAFrankieH
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

IPAFrankieH, Oct 16, 2013
Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.