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Oktofest - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 08-01-2013)
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RuebenRox

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-26-2014 15:17:34 | More by RuebenRox
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Hopdaemon39

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

I love oktoberfests and I was a little disappointed by this one but it's still pretty good. Pours a clear amber orange color with two fingers of head, modest retention and lacing.

Smell is relatively faint but definitely dominated by caramel. A little grain but mostly caramel sweetness.

Taste is mostly the same. Lots of caramel, a little grain but mostly like caramel water.

Mouthfeel is ok- medium body, moderate carbonation. I wouldn't get this again- barktoberfest is richer and more complex so if you're in ohio do that or Great Lakes.

08-24-2014 22:50:14 | More by Hopdaemon39
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-20-2014 18:58:31 | More by Chris77McGrath
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CED

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-17-2014 22:47:27 | More by CED
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ThurstonHowell3

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-17-2014 22:13:23 | More by ThurstonHowell3
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-17-2014 04:45:07 | More by khargro2
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -5.4%

08-12-2014 20:13:02 | More by Iparedman
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PassMeAZima

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-12-2014 00:11:39 | More by PassMeAZima
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-09-2014 16:51:07 | More by Magery
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MaximumYuks

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-04-2014 01:05:25 | More by MaximumYuks
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev +11.8%

08-03-2014 01:09:48 | More by crbnfbr
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ohiobrew

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-03-2014 00:03:01 | More by ohiobrew
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Wether the heat is in high gear or the cold is upon us, the Oktoberfest (or Marzen) seems to defy seasons. When done right, its graceful malt flavor and crisp backbone finds favor in a mug all year long.

The Brew Kettle's Oktofest offers a deep golden lager with coppery highlights. Its bright near-bright clarity is charming and inviting. But those malty scents and early sweetnesses remiss of fresh baking bread, savory croissant, faint caramel, citrus and lightly toasted pecan.

Creamy with a hearty malt structure, its medium body is perfectly suited to carry the malt sweetness from initial taste to finish, caught somewhere between grainy-sweet and caramel malt, the lager hits a sweet spot that's elegant, delicately succulent, mildly honey-like and toasty.

With a malty-dry finish looming, its sweetness fades and its spicy hop bite offsets the bulk of sweetness and prevents cloying; rather leading to a malt-balanced taste with an aftertaste of tea and herb. Only drying further in finish and opening with a more floral upstart would improve.

07-30-2014 16:19:02 | More by BEERchitect
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nuttermcbutter

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-30-2014 13:31:52 | More by nuttermcbutter
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barczar

Kentucky

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

Brilliant deep amber color with a frothy cream head that dissipates fairly quickly. Great toasted malt aroma, with lightly fruity specialty malt character. The melanoidins are evident. Flavor reveals more fruity malt character. Deeply nutty notes close out the profile. Very approachable Oktoberfest. The fruity character overwhelms a bit.

07-30-2014 00:09:44 | More by barczar
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allengarvin

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

This pours a clear medium-amber color, topped with a small head. Aroma is strongly malty, that good vienna malt scent. Initial flavor is malt, clean, maybe slightly bread-crust toasty. There's also a moderately high bitterness for the style, which dries things out a bit. Well-attenuated as well, leaving a dry finish. Plenty of carbonation--perhaps too much--giving it a spritzy mouthfeel rather than smooth and creamy.

Still, decent oktoberfest. Picked up while on vacation in Oxford, OH.

07-29-2014 12:28:14 | More by allengarvin
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-13-2014 22:11:24 | More by Ohiovania
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-21-2014 04:19:31 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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tominator500

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-29-2014 19:43:11 | More by tominator500
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color, one-finger head
S: Sweet, caramel, malty
T: Matches the nose- sweet malt, caramel, nutty, a touch earthy
M: Medium-bodied, smooth
O: Tasty, I would prefer a touch more hop character and less sweetness

03-05-2014 02:06:23 | More by ONUMello
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-20-2013 20:33:26 | More by maDUECEgunner
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-02-2013 21:16:10 | More by Damian74Shensky
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, 2013 bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, pepper, herbal, nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, pepper, pear, apple, nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, pepper, pear, and apple on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oktoberfest style! All around well balanced and robust malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

11-02-2013 06:01:43 | More by superspak
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JoeLacy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-21-2013 04:38:34 | More by JoeLacy
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-15-2013 17:05:21 | More by nmann08
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Oktofest from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
84 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.