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Fat Head's Oktoberfest - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Oktoberfest
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BA SCORE
83
good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Fat Head's Oktoberfest from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
83 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.