Tenaya Creek Oktoberfest Lager - Tenaya Creek Brewery
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by FlyingBull:
3.5/5 rDev +2.6%
Purchased this in a 22 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Las Vegas. Poured into a Stella glass... LOL
appearance: Clear light amber color - what would normally be expected or similar too most Octoberfest beers. Medium carbonation appropriate for style. 1/4" creamy white head that lasted 3-4 minutes with normal lacing on the glass sides.
smell: Nice malt nose; some bread - very light with hops. Very nice overall.
taste: I like this beer. Not as much as Gordon Biersch Octoberfest...yes...Gordon Biersch, but I really like it. I think it's definitely better than Sam Adams Octoberfest. Nice overall malty flavor, somewhat sweet with light hop notes. The beer is only 6% but I can pick up the alcohol surprisingly. There is some hop flavor and slight hop bitterness at the end - very nice...very good.
mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation that is style-appropriate.
overall: Nice color, malty nose with some hops, medium body and cabonation. Very nice OF beer!
comments: This was pretty tasty. I'm not generally a big fan of Octoberfest beers, but I did like this one very much and would drink it again. Espcially if serverd by a nice German girl... You get the picture. ;-)
09-26-2012 00:03:13 | More by FlyingBull
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +19.6%
22oz bottle into SN hop tulip imperial pint glass. Bottle courtesy of Rizalini.
A: Pours a bright, deep, copper with a couple fingers of greasy off-white head that faded into a long lasting film which left a network of thin lace down the glass.
S: Light notes of toast, pale malts and just a touch of herbal hops. There is something vaguely meaty about the smell, but I get no trace of smoke. It just smells ‘hearty’.
T: Crips and dry notes of cracked grains, clean and lightly sweet German malts, with a finish full of spicy, peppery, leafy and green tasting hops. The aftertaste is bready and cracker-like. No sugary sweetness lingers after the swallow.
M: Medium body, soft carbonation, with a good slick viscosity to the mouthfeel. This beer finishes dry and refreshing.
O: A very solid lager that is super flavorful and easy to drink without be too sweet or malty. This would go great with pretty much any food or any occasion. Thanks again Bryin.
11-03-2011 00:16:53 | More by scottfrie
3.48/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured into a Spaten tumbler. Bright, clear, copper color. Large carbonation bubbles lead to a small two finger head, that is off white and soapy in appearance. Lace is sticking in a nice lace pattern and as I finish this tall glass off, the lace is from top to bottom. Quite nice.
Smell is quite like I expected, must, yeast, European malts and hops. Maybe some banana.
Taste is quite nice, mild fall spice, coriander, allspice. The Munich malts are there with some sweetness and the Magnum and Czech Saaz hops add some musty flavors.
Mouth is very thin, with mild carbonation. Thin body and a dry quick finish.
Overall I think this isn't half bad. I am not a fan of any European styles and probably only liked this because this doesn't taste like it's supposed to. I don't think this should be as thin as it is but again I kind of liked that too. Pick it up if you get the chance.
09-22-2012 05:03:53 | More by azdback
4/5 rDev +17.3%
This is a very good oktoberfest/marzen.
Pale amber, it has a medium off-white head very slowly shrinking to a foamy ring and a bit of lace.
Aroma is strong toasted barley, baked apple, light caramelised bread, light earthy-honey element.
Taste is honeyed bread, toasty bitterness, peppery and spicy. It has nice balance, lingering light peppery/spicy bitterness, faintly herbal-medicinal.
08-26-2012 06:34:21 | More by Offa
Tenaya Creek Oktoberfest Lager from Tenaya Creek Brewery
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