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Mecktoberfest - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 34
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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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

08-31-2013 00:31:09 | More by Axnjxn
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kell50

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-13-2013 12:42:14 | More by kell50
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-30-2013 12:40:47 | More by herrburgess
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-19-2013 17:56:59 | More by Jason
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-11-2013 17:32:37 | More by DaPan
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-08-2013 12:23:14 | More by dvmin98
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-20-2013 02:49:26 | More by LooseMoose1978
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jorrx003

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2013 22:06:04 | More by jorrx003
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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-12-2013 06:09:36 | More by Todd
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mhaugo

California

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

12-17-2012 05:52:41 | More by mhaugo
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LGFitz2

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-08-2012 16:12:51 | More by LGFitz2
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

As the taste of Oktoberfestbiers are trending lighter and lighter, Mecklenburg finds comfort in these developments with a firm fest-style lager that promotes pilsner taste with floral hop balances.

And like many German lagers, the bright straw color contains restrained gold highlights within its crystal clear appearance. Its spirited carbonation releases a fluffy cotton head of froth that shows strong staying power and laces the glass intermittently.

Floral hops deliver a bouquet of aromas that takes the olfactory senses back to honeysuckle and flowery sweetness. Backed by the crisp grainy-sweet scent of pilsner malt, the hop character is charged by the underpinnings of crisp cracker-like breads and supple sweetness.

Flavors act conversely as the malts meet the front of the mouth with malty sweetness that turns lightly grainy at mid palate before concluding dry to finish. An elevated hop taste develops at middle palate and provides floral and grassy taste before developing into a spicy and racy bitterness that balances the fleeting malt taste late. With light apple-like sulfurs and a light minerally crispness, the beer rounds out very well.

Crisply textured throughout, the beer's semi-dry malts pull away from the zest of carbonation to provide a quick transition to finish. Early creaminess wastes no time going toward a lightly arid conclusion that leaves floral hop and spice to fend for themselves in aftertaste.

Mecktoberfest is a sturdy and crisp lager that might hint toward elevated flavor, body, and strength compared to the stalwart German lager, but its lighter profile compared to the more traditional and authentic Oktoberfestbiers demonstrates a shift downward that shows no sign of slowing.

11-28-2012 18:14:46 | More by BEERchitect
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%

Tasted On: 11-24-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Draft
Glassware: Stange
Purchased: On tap at Olde Mecklenburg

A: Bright, clear copper pour shows a fair level of head retention and good lacing. A bit lighter in color than most of the style I've had.

S: Aromas are mainly of noble hops, with grass and hay notes.

T/M: Crisp and clean lager taste, featuring bready malts, spices and moderate hop bitterness. Fresh, clean and easy drinking.

O: Overall a solid Oktoberfest-style beer.

11-25-2012 02:31:09 | More by sommersb
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TheInfamousElGuapo


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-24-2012 19:41:18 | More by TheInfamousElGuapo
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retreminy

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

11-18-2012 22:20:41 | More by retreminy
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srhudnall

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-09-2012 00:06:10 | More by srhudnall
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Daktah

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +5.9%

Finally getting around to reviewing this after drinking it pretty consistently over the past couple months. Picked up a growler and took it home to enjoy. Poured a clear, medium amber color with a noticeable head that stuck around for a little while and created consistent lacing. Smell was bready and mildly sweet. Taste was perfect balance - malt up front and then a little hops; a touch of sweet, fresh fruit and slight spiciness. I found it to be on the more full-bodied side of the Marzens I've tried, which I really liked, with medium carbonation. Perfectly drinkable and one of the best I've tried in the style. Very happy to have this beer made just down the road.

11-05-2012 15:52:21 | More by Daktah
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Ik_hou_van_bier

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-03-2012 15:55:24 | More by Ik_hou_van_bier
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%

Big thanks to gfish for sending this my way...

Fresh clean malty aromas kissed by a tinge of noble hops... best way to describe the aroma... not overdone or overanalyzed.. simple, clean and true to style...

Perfectly blended formula of lightly toasted biscuit malts and noble hops... what a refreshing Oktoberfest this is... clean and crisp with a slight bite from the hops... they didn't pound this with malts and make it all syrupy and sweet... excellently crafted and delicious...

I liked this beer quite a bit and wish I had more of it... I bet this thing is a beauty on tap... I'd love to have a keg of this to drink during O'fest...

Great beer!

11-02-2012 23:29:46 | More by Tilley4
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crawdadwilly74


4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

10-31-2012 11:39:50 | More by crawdadwilly74
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-29-2012 03:42:54 | More by Illmaticzx
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freshtojeff

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

10-28-2012 14:21:43 | More by freshtojeff
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steveh

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Another successful, generous trade with Herr Burgess.

19 ounce bomber, bottled-on 9.25.12.

A -- Clear, deep orange-gold with a creamy, dense, long-lasting head.

S -- Bready, yeasty with that "fresh breeze" smell that I now know is related to DMS.

T -- Even balance of bready and nutty up front, some fleeting spiciness from hops in the middle, and a fresh bread toastiness that commandeers the aftertaste. The maltiness in the aftertaste is more fresh than any other German-style beer I've had from the U.S.; luscious and almost juicy. There's a vague hint of nuttiness in the last of the aftertaste, but it's not at all distracting, along with the lightest bite of spicy hops for balance.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light-medium body.

O -- This is a very good take on a difficult to brew style. Olde Meck avoided the usual shortcut of roasted malts for color and body and went straight to Munich and Pilsner styles. Quite nice.

10-23-2012 21:02:15 | More by steveh
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

10-22-2012 01:31:15 | More by CarolinaKev
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GFish

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-22-2012 00:24:16 | More by GFish
Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.