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Fat Head's Oktoberfest - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Oktoberfest
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: adamette on 11-06-2009)
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Weegee40

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-28-2013 05:12:34 | More by Weegee40
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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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TBarJr

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-24-2013 04:34:32 | More by TBarJr
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Noonan425

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-23-2013 00:50:43 | More by Noonan425
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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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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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nrbw23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-15-2013 05:58:02 | More by nrbw23
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Hacksaw99

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2013 03:32:42 | More by Hacksaw99
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kyle86

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-14-2013 17:01:14 | More by kyle86
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lovelibeam

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-14-2013 03:48:55 | More by lovelibeam
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-12-2013 17:33:54 | More by Segelstrom
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-10-2013 00:58:45 | More by BrandonOakes
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scott2269

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-08-2013 03:26:22 | More by scott2269
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-06-2013 17:00:38 | More by skaboom420
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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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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-03-2013 13:03:55 | More by Chris77McGrath
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-02-2013 20:59:32 | More by Artjsantos
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lasznc

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-02-2013 16:35:31 | More by lasznc
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-31-2013 23:00:02 | More by outoffocus
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-31-2013 19:53:16 | More by Sturmthis
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

California

2.21/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Purchased a six pack for the family in Indiana. Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Review is from my notes. After enjoying the hell out of their Head Hunter's IPA, I was excited to try something new from this brewery.

Pours a tanned, amber reddish color with pretty much no head to speak of. What the hell? Doesn't look at all like the eye-candy that märzens tend to be, even as far as an American-brewed one goes. Carbonation lacks liveliness, and there's no lacing for that matter. I doubt one of pokal glasses would have saved this, to be honest. Not too appealing from the get-go.

Contains notes of light toasted cereal notes, caramel, and an astringent graininess that lingers behind at the nostrils. Not too complex, and while simple, lacks the banana and cider-y notes I enjoy in the style. It also contains a musty finish from the malts, or yeast, or something, for that matter. This doesn't smell fresh or crisp at all, in spite of the fact that I believe this was bottled not too long before the time of consumption.

The flavor starts with the same notes of toasted cereal, biscuits, and light caramel, and then finishes in a remarkably vapid manner with no lingering astringency or sweetness from the ingredients at hand. Finishes with the same aforementioned musty aroma similar to that of stale, dried malts. No fruitiness or funky yeasty notes at all, but definitely an aftertaste that feels watered down and thinned with the gradual loss of carbonation. No crispness or juicy flavors linger at all. A rather pathetic excuse for a märzen, to be honest.

I am saddened when American breweries, particular good ones such as this one, fail to deliver a product that is meant to be simple and refreshing, yet also bountiful in flavor in the process. I did not really enjoy drinking this due to its lack of any of the subtle crisp grainy and yeasty fruity notes that I enjoy in these beers, as well as its thinned, watery, under-carbonated body. I honestly expected better, but hey, what can you do? They should continue making bready hop-bombs after all, because they're so damn good at it anyways.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 21:14:32 | More by magictacosinus
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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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zimm421

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-24-2013 20:02:28 | More by zimm421
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BB1313

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy burnt orange; small white head that fades quickly but leaves great retention. The aromas are full of bread, grains, and caramel malts. There's a little bit of cocoa in the nose as well. It smells like your typical marzen, but on the subtle side. The flavors are sharp and very earthy. Lots of grass and it has a solid bitterness to it. Lots of caramel and chocolate is in the mix as well. Slightly spicy. The mouthfeel is nice and very spritzy; very active carbonation and it's on the lighter side of medium-bodied. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a solid Oktoberfest offering. There are alot of great Oktoberfests that are pumped out of Ohio, and although this can hang, it doesn't quite stack up. It's still solid though. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 21:48:22 | More by BB1313
Fat Head's Oktoberfest from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
82 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.