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Wachusett Octoberfest Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Octoberfest AleWachusett Octoberfest Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Using traditional Oktoberfest specialty malts & hops, it has a balanced bitterness & beautiful copper coloring.

Availability: Aug – Oct

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 07-02-2001)
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Reviews by Jayli:
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at The Harbor Grill and Lounge in East Providence
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a deep, hazy copper/burnt orange color with a one finger of white foamy head. Head retains ok, leaving spider webbed lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is a good dose of caramel and toffee malts, a bit of breadiness, and bit of fruitiness.

T: Taste starts with a toasted, breadiness mingled with some fruity notes. Caramel and toffee take over and carry on through the finish. I expected the sweetness to be very cloying, however it wasn't.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, relatively dry throughout.

O: Goes down easily, tasty, not filling, light kick, ok representation of style. Not a great beer, however it was a great alternative to the macro offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 17:08:49 | More by Jayli
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I have this product in stock at Hills Liquors in Seekonk massachusetts.
$ 7.99 +dep for a 12 pack
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An American Oktoberfest, probably all caramel and sweet malts, and it's even an ale, so we'll see. At least it's local.

Pours a smaller fizzy bubble 1/4 finger head that fades fairly quickly, touch of lacing, quite clear medium copper apple juice brown color.

Nose is full of copper malts, some toastiness and sweet grainy aromas, little caramel and touch of a syrupy like sweetness, fairly light ale like crispness and that typical ale aroma that's hard to describe otherwise except what comes in usually malty crisp ales.

Taste starts the same, lots of toasty copper malts, a little toasty and grainy but not much, some caramel flavors and a little toffee biscuit. A fair sweetness comes in with the caramel and a little syrupy flavor, grainy biscuit like malts really start to come through with a faint nutty flavor. Hops are there but very light, little grassy earthy like hop profile. Finish is drier but not a lot, little more sweet caramel and copper malts lingering, with a little grassy hop touch, and more of a basic clean ale finish.

Mouth is med bod, touch syrupy, and nice carb.

Overall not bad, as expected fairly syrupy and a bit sweet, lots of caramel coppery toasty grainy malts, very little hop, etc. Typical American Octoberfest which is a completely different style than the true German Oktoberfest/Marzen style, but I'm starting to warm up to the idea of the American Octoberfest as it's own style, as long as it's separated from the Marzen style.

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The aroma is mildly sweet with butter, biscuit, and malty characters. Not so much in the way of hops.

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Wachusett Octoberfest Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.