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Oaktoberfest - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Oaktoberfest
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BA SCORE
85
very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 11
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oaktoberfest is a true German Marzen bier brewed with premium imported Pilsner and Vienna malts and is spiced with Bavarian hop from the mother land. Light Amber in color, soft malty profile, full bodied lager beer. Fermented with the famous Bavarian Augustiner Lager yeast from Munich. We utilized German Hallertauer Traditions for both bittering and aroma additions adding a rich, noble hop presence to this beer.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 10-02-2008)
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PhillyStyle

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4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap and the Library Ale House, Santa Monica, CA, back in September 2012. The beer appeared a darker amber color that was clear with a nice one-finger head that was pretty light. The beer gave off a very nice, robust malty aroma with hints of biscuit. The taste was as expected from a marzen, a big malt flavor, perhaps toasted and no bitterness to note. The beer had a lighter moderate feel, but the carbonation seemed to be right. The beer was very easy to drink, it was clean and refreshing. Overall, a fine beer and one that I will hope to get next fall.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 18:06:42 | More by PhillyStyle
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A - White foam settles to a cap, collar, and a few stray specks of lace. Transparent golden body with some visible bubbles rising upward.

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Just enough bitterness to sharpen up the flabby malt. Definitely the best Märzen-style brew I have had, maybe ever. Who knew that a dose of oak was the missing ingredient to make an Oktoberfest really drinkable?

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Oaktoberfest from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.