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Oaktoberfest - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 20
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by don1481:
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3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

don1481, Oct 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and grain flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is a solid American take on the style in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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SanFranJake, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

SunDevilBeer, Oct 10, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +15.9%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a dimpled mug. The label lists the abv at 5% abv.

Appearance: The body has a dark golden to light amber color with good clarity and some visible carbonation. The head is a very, very light tan/off white color and slow fading. From a tall two finger covering it settles down to thin wispy layer that just hangs on to the last sip. Lacing is very slick and very minimal.

Smell: There are nice sweet malty notes, bready notes, light nutty notes and pleasant earthy hops with some very light citrusy hops note as well.

Taste / Palate: The flavor has nice malty sweetness up front with well balanced hops finishing it off. The malt offers notes of light caramel and toffee with a touch light nuttiness. The hops balance the malt sweetness with spicy and earthy herbal bitterness and dryness. The palate feels right on. It’s smooth, nicely carbonated and very drinkable.

generallee, Sep 03, 2014
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mctizzz, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Tastes of caramel, nut, light chocolate, and earthy hops. Bit more complex for this style than I am used to, but very good. Glad I picked up a six.

tigg924, Sep 02, 2014
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SudsSurfer, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LXIXME, Tuesday at 11:10 PM
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3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

PatrickG, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

samtrillo, Sunday at 07:00 AM
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Reappropriated, Sep 15, 2013
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InfernoBoss, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The head is foamy and creamy-looking and dissipates to a sticky lace above the body. The body is dark golden with blonde hues and perfect clarity. No carbonation is evident to the eye. 4

Sticky, pungent sweet malt, it's caramel-like but estery like apples. I hardly detect hops. 3.5

Some sweet caramel, fruity esters, and grassy notes on the palate. 3.5

Thinner in body than most Oktoberfest biers, and more bitter than most, this isn't very creamy or smooth. 3.25

It's decent, but kind of disappointing, especially coming from FW. 3.45

ONovoMexicano, Sep 25, 2014
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Oaktoberfest from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.