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Oktoberhess - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.42
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: mactrail on 10-01-2013

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 7
Photo of GarrettB
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

October 3rd, 2013 - Hess OktoberHess is a timely and very visible release for drinkers appreciating San Diego's gradual cool down from a somewhat sweaty summer. I enjoyed this one at a party, I believe, and found the light touch and refreshing body great for navigating a social setting. The aroma is more like a pilsner, crisp and mineral rich, as is the taste. A light malty character beckons the Fall season without letting it in, leaving the tongue to appreciate each sip as a clean, crisp bite into the brew. Outside of a side-by-side setting the flavor isn't special, but it's reserve is appreciated in the style.

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3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the North Park brewery. Pours a handsome golden amber in the glass with a modest head. A nice whiff of caramel and roasted grain. The oddity is how thick this feels in the mouth. A touch of mucilage or just German malt power? the malt is just barely sweet with a grainy undertone.

The hops have a touch of fruit, like pear skins, and plenty of bitterness. There is a leafy, woody note. This is certainly the most robust Märzen I can remember. I can't quite figure out the sturdy, thick mouthfeel, but this is not what I'd call a refreshing quaff. Maybe it needs a dose of rye. Anyway, it's good to see local breweries trying out the German traditions.

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Oktoberhess from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
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