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Oktofest - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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XenonX

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-11-2013 18:14:13 | More by XenonX
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rgille2

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-13-2013 17:10:03 | More by rgille2
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Cosho

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

08-20-2013 01:27:53 | More by Cosho
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-23-2013 01:25:21 | More by DavidGross
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ridglens

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-24-2013 23:31:14 | More by ridglens
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-15-2013 17:05:21 | More by nmann08
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-23-2013 01:37:35 | More by KerryCummins1977
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-06-2013 19:18:23 | More by Sturmthis
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

c. Nice golden amber color. Great for the style. On lighter side. Nice light head. Low carbonation.

s. Slightly off in smell. Not sure what it was.

t. Really good taste. Nothing amazing but better then most.

m. Nice mouth feel, light feeling.

o. I would buy this again. I expect when it cools off a bit this will be a great beer ti sit outside drinking with the changing leafs.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 14:07:09 | More by Farewell_Transmission
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a finger of off white head. The body was the rich orangey brown of fall leaves. Head retention and lacing were nothing of note.

Up front this beer was malty and caramelized well. It had strong toasted and earthy notes as well.

Taste on this was really to the nose.

This beer was medium bodied. It didn't leave any film.

Solid beer, but a little transient on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 21:10:32 | More by CFHMagnet
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JoeLacy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-20-2013 02:38:45 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-30-2014 13:31:52 | More by nuttermcbutter
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tominator500

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Kentucky

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 12:28:14 | More by allengarvin
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McNealc31

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crisp and clear, perhaps a shade darker orange than most marzens. Aroma is malty and grassy. Quite nice body to this. One drawback some marzens can have is a watery body, but this doesn't have that problem at all. Chewy and full of flavor. Tasty blend of malts with just enough hops to make you notice at the end. 6% ABV. Very nice marzen!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 19:01:20 | More by McNealc31
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 06:01:43 | More by superspak
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BB1313

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent copper with a slight haze; fluffy white head fades and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are full of caramel malts. Lots of bread and grains. The flavors match the nose and are pretty vibrant. Lots of caramel and butterscotch. There's hints of chocolate and toffee as well. There's a kiss of hops giving it a subtle spiciness. There's some grass in the mix as well, giving it an earthiness. Very clean flavors. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied; active carbonation; very smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Very easy to drink.

This is a great example of the style. I will look forward to enjoying this one once the weather becomes a little cooler and the leaves start to fall. Well crafted. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 20:37:39 | More by BB1313
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nrbw23

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

08-19-2013 23:59:05 | More by nrbw23
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Oktofest from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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