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Oktoberfest - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Chaney on 08-27-2011)
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dhartogs

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the brewery. Nice orange tint, not a big head. Had a nice but not overpowering smell. The mouthfeel was nice and pleasant, not overly carbonated but not quite silky smooth. It tasted great, most of the Oktober Fests I've had have a bitterness I don't quite enjoy but this one had none, excellent sessionable oktober fest, all I need is a brat and kraut to make it complete. I bought a growler to go.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2011 18:43:01 | More by dhartogs
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-07-2014 08:17:35 | More by KevMo84
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-29-2014 19:35:32 | More by atrocity
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-20-2014 03:57:00 | More by zp6167a
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, golden/copper color, with a finger of white head that slowly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Big aroma of malt and freshly baked bread. Spice notes of black pepper, cilantro, clover, caramel and brown sugar.

Taste: Like the aroma, very malty and bready up front, which then competes with some assertive, but beautifully balanced hoppy bitterness. Finally, there’s some good caramel-like sweetness. Great taste!

Mouthfeel: Medium with some really good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Damn great beer! One of the best American versions of an Oktoberfest that I’ve had this year in fact. I really like the great balance between the malt and the hops. This is definitely going onto my Oktoberfest beer rotation!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 00:59:57 | More by Jeffreysan
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-13-2013 18:50:10 | More by e30todamax
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-09-2013 00:51:31 | More by drt72
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-30-2013 14:20:39 | More by jacewg
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-29-2013 18:38:21 | More by HattedClassic
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-27-2013 15:53:21 | More by Swift989
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-25-2013 04:38:16 | More by Gatordaddy
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-02-2013 19:47:47 | More by Sonofalime
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-05-2013 19:31:16 | More by navin
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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delta490

Virginia

4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12 oz bottle into Sam Adams glass. Has a bright copper color with a big foamy white head which lasts well into the beer. Aroma is simple has nice notes of spice and caramel. The taste mirrors it with a little hop bitterness on the finish. It is moderately carbonated with a smooth mouthfeel. A great American take on a classic German style.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 22:46:31 | More by delta490
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5.5% ABV, no date.

Thanks to Chaney for another brew from the monster box he sent!

A - Tight bubbles form a tall pillow off white head which doesn't hesitate to almost overflow. A few gobs of lace remain on the glass after the beer plateaus to a lop-sided pile above the clear golden amber-hued beer.

S - Port City's Oktoberfest has an inviting, crisp, clean aroma with up-front toasted Vienna malts and a trace of Munich sweetness. The beer is laced with a crisp snap of hops though; faint citrus and tight herbal notes almost mask this very dull yeast nose; the smell of straight-up yeast from a smack-pack with a touch of sulfur. Thankfully it's small enough it doesn't distract from the rest of the beer.

T - Like the aroma before it, the flavor is very plain and simple but don't consider that an insult. This beer sticks closely to the German classics with malt at the forefront; toast and sweetness the main two components. Hops finish with a trickle of herbal qualities and nice dryness. The doesn't appear to continue into flavor but a pinch of that sulfur (also common to German varieties) remains.

M - Crisp feeling and clean with a medium-light body, Port City's Oktoberfest has a great hop dryness that balances the malt very well on the palate. It's very drinkable indeed.

O - Another thirst-quenching Oktoberfest, Port City's close-to-classic brew puts drinkability above all with nice malt flavor that's balanced very well by European hops. Aside from a bit of yeastiness (evident with quite a bit of haze at the bottom of the bottle) this is a great seasonal offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 18:51:20 | More by BeerFMAndy
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mrdziuban

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-02-2012 01:30:59 | More by mrdziuban
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HopsandPots

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 12oz bottle brought up from the brewery. Bottling code is 2432 A1 1231, whatever that means.... Poured into a pint glass

A- Copper with plenty of carbonation inside the beer. Not much of a head at all.

S- Smells of lightly toasted malt and a bit of caramel sweetness

T- A mild hop bitterness upfront, overtaken by the sweet and biscuit.

M- Probably a bit overly carbonated, but washes away quick for a dry finish.

Overall- It's a fine Oktoberfest. It doesn't blow me away, but I won't turn the next one down.... Isn't that the point?

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 19:50:35 | More by HopsandPots
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Oktoberfest from Port City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.