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Von Trapp Oktoberfest - von Trapp Brewing

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Von Trapp OktoberfestVon Trapp Oktoberfest

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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 52
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 24.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
von Trapp Brewing visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kingcrowing on 09-22-2010

Oktoberfest - Deep Orange Color. Rich Malt Body balanced with Noble Hop Flavors and a Crisp Finish.
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 52
Photo of Jason
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Mild haze within the orange amber hue, frothing sizes up well and leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. Toasted grain, fresh hay, herbal hop, & bread in the nose. Crisp and smooth, just enough body for the style. Rich malty palate throughout. Toasty, bready, grainy, & grassy. Perfect level of hop bitterness and lots of herbal hop flavor. Easy to knock this one back, would love to see tallboy cans. Will be visiting this beer every fall.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear copper pour with zero head/retention/lacing. Looks kinda silly without any foam on top. Aroma starts to make up for the appearance, with some nice caramel, bread, and slight floral notes. Flavor is even better, full of nice malt breadiness. Very little carbonation is to my liking, making for a very smooth semi-sweet finish. One of the better of the style I've sampled.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Doc Ponds in Stowe, served in a tulip glass. Pours amber color, clear, with a nice head. Smells of sweet malts and grain, a hint of fruit. It's got a solid flavor, sweet, toffee, fruit, finishes with a touch of herbal hops at the end but not bitter enough. Easy to pound a few of these but with the tap list at Doc Ponds it was easy to switch to another. Good marzen here.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bert's
Deep golden color with a small tightly bubbled white head. Sweet bready pilsner maltiness with a touch of spice and just a hint of fruit. Pretty nice stateside version of a German Lager, most don't do it this well.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Amber-orange in color with good clarity. Three fingers of bubbly white head. Great retention and sticky, webby lacing.

S: Sweet and toasty malt aromas feel like the traditional Munich, Vienna, and Pilsner varieties. Clean. Grassy hops. Good and authentic.

T: Toasty grain and layered malty sweetness. Very clean. Grassy and spicy hops balance perfectly. Drying finish.

M: Medium bodied. Light creamy and malty smooth feel glides over the tongue. Crisp carbonation.

O: An impressive and very authentic Oktoberfest lager. Clean, tasty, and quaffable. Spot on for the style. One of the best I've had in a while actually.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

A-orange amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-caramel malt, earthy, spice

T-biscuit, caramel, light spiciness, hint of toffee

F-medium body with moderate carbonation smooth

O-good example of the style, just a sweetness I have a hard time appreciating in these beers

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Brownish amber color, off white head. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops, malt and some earthy tones.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste was bitter and not much else, hints of some earthy notes, but had to distinguish exactly what.

Overall: Typical Oktoberfest in my opinion, nothing special, but not bad to drink.

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Photo of angelogarcia3
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy dark golden color. A thin creamy white head forms in the pilsner glass that it came in. Some small very dispersed bubbles inside the glass indicates a slight carbonation. Aromas of caramel, malt, and sweetness. The first sip gives you flavors of caramel, malt, and a hint of maple. While the beer is crisp almost dry with a pleasant sweetness. A good drinking beer.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off tap at the lodge itself this beer was a clear/amber color with two fingers worth of khaki-colored head. The retention was good as a collar and the lacing in thin bands. The aroma was sweet with lots of caramel, toasted malt, bread and some hints of nuts. The flavors were quite similar with a sweet, malty core buttressed by toasted grains, hazelnuts, caramelized sugars, a little butter (diaceytal) and a slightly grainy, dry finish. The grainy aftertaste lingered pleasantly on my tongue. The mouthfeel was creamy, the body medium and the carbonation perfect.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Blackback Pub and Flyshop.

A: Pours a brownish orange color with a thick off-white foam head.

S: Lots of bread, caramel, vanilla malt character.

T: The is a very tasty Oktoberfest. Lots of biscuit, bread and caramel flavors throughout.

M: Leaves a creamy feel on the palate.

D: This is a tasty and easy to drink Oktoberfest, definitely give it a try if you can find.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flat Street brewpub. Pours a translucent, light copper with a creamy, bright white head. Nose exhibits a typical Marzen smell - caramel/toffee and skunk. The various malts and grains really come out quite distinctly in the flavor profile. Starts out with a little sweetness and the skunky quality also comes out again; however, it all comes together nicely. Mouthfeel lis light-medium, with an almost cask-like feel to the carbonation. I wasn't sure what to expect from this brewer, but I really quite enjoyed this brew. Delicate and flavorful with a fair amount of complexity. I look forward to trying more from this brewery in the future.

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Photo of Brad007
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dull, mild reddish color with a one-finger head. I haven't been let down by this brewery thus far.

Aroma is full of light, grainy malt with just a hint of sweetness/smokiness to it.

Taste is full of sweet, rich malt upfront. Grainy texture accompanies it. Warm. Authentic.

Mouthfeel is dry but tolerable. Feels more like a marzen should. Carbonation seems just about right.

Wow. Is this the closest that you can get to a true marzen? I hope so! So far, one of the best examples I've ever had.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a plastic pint glass.

Pours a nice deep amber with a small thin light brown head. Nose is light, sweet and malty.

Taste is crisp and malty with a really biscuity. Mouthfeel us full and thick. Very easy drinking as it should be. Decent example.

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Von Trapp Oktoberfest from von Trapp Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.