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Fat Head's Oktoberfest - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: adamette on 11-06-2009)
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +25%

12-28-2013 18:43:17 | More by ToddGingerich
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fat Head's Oktoberfest
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.00 %

LOOK: Dark copper/brown colored brew with an inch of slightly off-white head. Pours perfectly clear and pretty handsome. A fine looking Oktoberfest.

SMELL: Big time aroma of caramel and even a little toffee. Floral hop and sweet bready notes abound from the beer.

TASTE: In the flavor, toasted malts and caramel are nicely complimented by a resinous, pithy hop character that goes perfect with the solid malt foundation. Seems like the choice was American hops instead of some noble varieties, as there was a nice herbal resinous qualities that provided a good bitterness and overall balance.

FEEL: Medium bodied and well carbonated, with a small hop bite, and lingering malty flavor. Drinks easily and packs a lot of flavor.

OVERALL: Surprised by how truly solid this Oktoberfest is, which can rival many examples of the style. The overall cleanness of flavor is commendable. Another testament to the fine work being done at Fatheads brewery,

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 23:00:07 | More by Stinkypuss
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Brenden

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This Oktoberfest is a nice-looking beer, a deep red-brown that's clear but strong. It keeps up a tan head very well, and it never really recedes to lower than one finger. It stays with the beer the whole way down, and drops patchy deposits of lacing while a consistent acitivity keeps it going.
This is one of the better Oktoberfests I've had altogether. It's got an excellent blend of toasty and nutty notes from the malts laying down a strong foundation, and as bready as any other out there. There's a touch of herbal hop and a light bitterness, pretty much an ideal level for the style, even giving a very light leafy/spicy mix.
This is a smooth beer with a nice firm crispness in an equally firm medium body. It's deep and pretty rich, all said.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 18:26:06 | More by Brenden
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful crimson amber hue with a big off white khaki tan head forms thick and cloudy in my 1/2 liter Oktoberfest krug. Aroma is nutty with toasted malts, liquid bread in all it's glory. Herbal hop character is actually noticeable adding to the balance and drinkability of this beer style, the guys at Fat Head's don't mess around they know German style brewing and this one is no different from the pils, helles, and hefeweizen. Crisp drinkable flowing flavor profile, this is world class O fest that is meant to be drank in number I got a case for forty bucks and I'm not disappointed, beats out the Great Lakes Oktoberfest beer this year which I typically rate as one of the highest American brewed versions. Even better than these examples are the authentic Ayinger and Paulaner versions both are top notch and this is as close of competition to my two favorite versions I have tried this year.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 00:44:56 | More by WVbeergeek
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Wally

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-23-2013 00:18:54 | More by Wally
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zimm421

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-24-2013 20:02:28 | More by zimm421
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JDizzle

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-15-2013 00:59:50 | More by JDizzle
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DeFaz

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-12-2013 04:03:37 | More by DeFaz
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vinylrooster

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-13-2013 01:41:58 | More by vinylrooster
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-31-2013 13:22:35 | More by Holmes698
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brian44556

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-27-2013 15:56:56 | More by brian44556
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-30-2013 05:03:22 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-22-2013 23:52:59 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 8/7/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt and yeast ester notes; and good strength. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, brown sugar, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of caramel/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is very nice Oktoberfest style! All around well balanced and robust malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 04:20:01 | More by superspak
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patpbr

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Orange body with a amber hue. not much of a head.
S - Toasted malts, grain, sweet.
T - Carmel and toffee. toasted malts a bit of citrus and a little sweet.
M - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish to it.
O - Solid, would be worth trying if your into the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 03:08:54 | More by patpbr
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a mug. The brew appears a polished clear amber color with a yellowish stained tan cap 2 fingers strong. The holds with a thin film throughout the entire duration. A swirl revives a finger.

The aroma has a hint of fruity alcohol note overtop a mild buttery diacetyl aspect. The malt is minorly toffee-like or caramel based with some hints of vanilla and citrus to fruity hop aspects. Minor carbonic and mineral notes are felt across the back.

The flavor has a bit of nuget character like caramel or toffee with a fresh grainy quality and minor buttery note. Some carbonic aspects push through with a mineral touch and fruity alcohol inclusion. Somewhat bready into the aftertaste.

This is medium bodied brew that is modestly carbonated. It is clean, crisp and easy drinking for the style. This is an Octoberfest that I can get behind and put a couple down. Fat heads sure knows how to bang out the lagers, well done.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 17:43:04 | More by stakem
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-12-2013 17:29:01 | More by Chris_Panos
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Arherring

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-23-2013 02:19:47 | More by Arherring
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-05-2013 20:53:57 | More by BamfBacon
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-20-2013 19:09:32 | More by Griggsy
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-03-2013 22:33:19 | More by vrbulldog22
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-19-2013 21:33:13 | More by Morey
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muraco3

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-08-2014 00:37:08 | More by muraco3
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-25-2013 16:28:53 | More by kayrex
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TBarJr

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-24-2013 04:34:32 | More by TBarJr
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Fat Head's Oktoberfest from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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