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Oktofest - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BB1313 on 08-01-2013)
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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Walkerjgt, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

PassMeAZima, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

XenonX, Sep 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

rgille2, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Cosho, Aug 20, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -12.3%

Medman25, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Damian74Shensky, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

Hopdaemon39, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DavidGross, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Magery, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

ridglens, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

nmann08, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

khargro2, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

KerryCummins1977, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

CED, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

MaximumYuks, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Sturmthis, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

maDUECEgunner, Nov 20, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

Iparedman, Aug 12, 2014
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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.

Farewell_Transmission, Aug 06, 2013
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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.

CFHMagnet, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

JoeLacy, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Ohiovania, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

bigbluebeerguy, Sep 20, 2013
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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.

BEERchitect, Jul 30, 2014
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Oktofest from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.