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Oaktoberfest - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Oaktoberfest
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173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | 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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TommyLiam

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-09-2013 02:51:56 | More by TommyLiam
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don1481

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%

After sending back the disappointing Pumpkin Patch, I got this.

On tap, in a pint glass at Yard House Virginia Beach.

Appearance: Orange-ish amber color. Small amount of foam.

Smell: hints of fall. That'd be the best way I can put it.

Taste: Some spice notes, some pumpkin here. Bolder than the swill I just had. Good, not great.

Mouthfeel: not overly bubbly, got a good presence to it. No complaints here.

Overall: good not great is the best descriptor. At $7/glass, there are better options here.

10-07-2013 01:26:54 | More by don1481
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

10-10-2013 20:29:54 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%

08-15-2014 19:44:15 | More by Doomcifer
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-18-2014 02:29:25 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Reappropriated

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-15-2013 07:57:20 | More by Reappropriated
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Dirksen

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-24-2013 19:18:57 | More by Dirksen
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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-03-2012 06:21:05 | More by InfernoBoss
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

Served cold in an imperial pint glass at Freshcraft.

Nice golden amber color with good clarity. The head is thick and leaves great lacing behind as it settles.

Aroma is classic marzen with biscuit malts, caramel, and just a little hops. Oak is not all that evident from the smell alone.

Flavor is really nice, well balanced, and enjoyable. Good sweetness that comes through with similar characteristics from the aroma but I also get vanilla from the oak. An ideal beer for the fall season as it starts to get cooler.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and perfectly carbonated. Smooth and balanced.

Overall a great fall session seasonal. I would really like to see it in six packs.

09-19-2011 18:01:18 | More by GilGarp
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-27-2013 03:40:56 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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dirtylou

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-22-2013 22:01:48 | More by dirtylou
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-09-2013 03:15:33 | More by jheezee
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-23-2012 01:55:53 | More by jmccraney
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terpinsd

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-27-2014 04:31:10 | More by terpinsd
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-21-2013 21:58:39 | More by falconxman
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-13-2014 05:59:48 | More by oso
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.26/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

01-25-2013 18:06:42 | More by PhillyStyle
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-20-2011 07:19:59 | More by Diomede
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g_jenkins

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-22-2013 22:21:00 | More by g_jenkins
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LakerLeith

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-10-2014 11:25:16 | More by LakerLeith
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AleHunter805

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-16-2014 17:37:30 | More by AleHunter805
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12oz bottle dated 7/17/14 poured into Oktoberfest stein:

Pours bright amber with fluffy two finger eggshell white head. Lots of caramel malts and crisp floral noble hops in the nose. Light and crisp on the palate with sweet caramel malts cut by bright earthy and floral hops. Very clean lager yeast finish. This definitely fills the Oktoberfest void left by Great Lakes when I moved to the west coast.

08-19-2014 00:53:26 | More by spark3148857
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abfraser

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

On tap at City Beer in SF

A: Nice golden orange with a good white head

S: Sweet caramel malt, some oak, some spice and pumpkin (maybe?)

T/M: Bready malt. Oak isn't as present as I thought it'd be. Good spice profile. Overall, good easy drinking brew. Medium-bodied.

D: Low in abv, very drinkable. Could definitely see myself knocking back a few of these.

Nice brew. A good solid refreshing marzen beer. Was expecting a little more oak profile but like it the way it is.

10-16-2008 02:57:26 | More by abfraser
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Dspohn

California

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%

Consumed out of a large firkin @ Oaktoberfest in Avila Beach.

Poured into a ceramic mug at the festival so I couldnt judge the appearance properly, but I did see this beer in pitchers and it looked pretty nice. A good medium brown beer tapped from a large barrel. Sweet malts with a good side of spice. Low bitternes and not much oak (especially for a beer named oaktoberfest) but there were some good earthy/wood characterists. Probably my favorite Oktoberfest beer to date. Had this on tap as well but it really shined from the cask. Mouthfeel and subsequently drinkability were enhanced greatly, super smooth, delectable. Firestone Walker's offerings almost never disappoint me.

10-17-2010 20:10:29 | More by Dspohn
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Sazz9

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14%

10-21-2013 23:21:45 | More by Sazz9
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Oaktoberfest from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.