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Von Trapp Oktoberfest - von Trapp Brewing

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Von Trapp OktoberfestVon Trapp Oktoberfest

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Reviews: 11
Hads: 43
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 25.77%
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: 11 | Hads: 43
Photo of BranfordBound
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +2.8%
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 +7.7%
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 -4.6%

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 -22.7%
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 -3.1%
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 +8.2%
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 +3.1%
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%
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 +14.7%
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 -1.8%
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
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.