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Von Trapp Oktoberfest - von Trapp Brewing

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Von Trapp OktoberfestVon Trapp Oktoberfest

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11 Reviews
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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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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 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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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 Chuck_IPA_Mathus
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of trevorpost
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edmiglia
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jbfarris
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of patrick802
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Griffy
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of nathanjohnson
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of smb71481
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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 ryan79
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of JGormley
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 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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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Von Trapp Oktoberfest from von Trapp Brewing
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