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Licher Oktoberfest - Licher Privatbrauerei

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83
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Licher Privatbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 09-26-2013)
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Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

09/26/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Exactly what an Oktoberfest should be. Refreshing & robust. On the heavy side for a "masse bier" but damn good for getting in the spirit. Prost.

seedyone, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

DaftPatrick, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

djrn2, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of ffshore545
3/5  rDev -17.6%

ffshore545, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of mdavidson
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

mdavidson, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color with some hints of amber and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of herbal hops.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has flavors of toasted malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops, and this negates any traces of malty sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be a very good representation of a German Märzen that was quite easy to drink and true to its style.

metter98, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

JohneHoodlum, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of mactrail
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%

Golden orange color in the class with a brief head. Average carbonation to start but it all dissipates. Coarse mouthfeel and then just a slight dribble of bubbles. Eurolager smell with that funky hop note.

A glimmer of malt and caramel to start. Flat flavor of cereal. This has that faintly skunky European hop flavor that you find in typical cheap lagers. Even less pleasant is the somewhat metallic finish. Some bubblegum and burnt toast.

I'm afraid this is just below-average crap beer. To be charitable, it might be less than fresh. I bought the 500 ml bottle at Beverage Warehouse in far west Los Angeles.

mactrail, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of crowsnest
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

crowsnest, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of StoutHunter
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%

I picked up a bottle of Licher's Oktoberfest a couple weeks ago for $2.99 at The Lager Mill. I heard that this was a pretty good and authentic example of Germam Marzen and I'm Interested in seeing how it stacks up to the other ones that I have tried, so lets see how it goes. There's some numbers that look like a bottling date, but I can't decode it. Poured from a brown 500ml bottle poured into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, i cant tell if there's a hummingbird or kingfisher on the label,but it's got a nice clean look to it. It poured a nice clear yellow color that took on more of golden color when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of fluffy off white head that died down to a thin ring that left a little bit of sticky lacing behind. This is was a nice looking beer, but the color was a little off for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by lots of malts that impart a grainy, and sweet malt aromas with some cracker and biscuit malt like aromas sticking out the most. Up next comes some doughy yeast and a slight bready aroma. The aroma was just ok, but it was missing that toasted malt aspect that i look for in the style and the aroma was more like a German Lager than a Marzen.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that had a light honey like flavor to it and it was followed by some malts that impart all the malty aspects that I got in the aroma with the bready, sweet malt, and biscuit malt aspects sticking out the most. Up next come some doughy yeast with no bitterness at the end and a little more sweetness with a sweet malt, bready, and biscuit like aftertaste. This beer tasted ok, but to me it was more like a regular German Lager than a Marzen.

M- Very smooth, clean, crisp, light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this beer was just ok and it wasn't a good example of the style but if this was classified as a German Lager I think I would say it's pretty true to style, it just doesn't deliver what I want from an Oktoberfest. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, clean, crisp and not filling, but the taste was pretty bland and it didn't do a good job at holding my attention, I think one 500ml bottle is enough for me, the taste doesn't make me come back for more. What I liked the most about this beer was the mouthfeel, it was pretty nice and it worked well with this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was how off it was for the style, if I tasted this blind i'm pretty sure I would think it's just a normal German made Lager. I wouldn't buy this beer again since it just didn't live up to my expectations and I don't think I would recommend it as a good Oktoberfest. All in all i wasn't really feeling this beer, it just isn't what I want from the style and it seemed to be pretty average in most aspects. Better luck next time Licher, this one isn't that on par for the style. It didn't make for the best first impression for this brewery, but I wouldn't rule out trying more of their beers.

StoutHunter, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Gstolas, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%

Dark, straw yellow body, lots of fine carbonation, and a billowy white head appear at the pour. Grainy aroma with a faint sweet undertone. Bitter-sweet flavor overall; toasted grain; light toffee; strong hop bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied; dry finish.

A decent, fairly tasty Oktoberfest. I expected a slightly darker color and a smoother, deeper malt complexity, but they weren't there. Still a respectable, if somewhat mediocre, offering.

beergoot, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of dmfrench
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%

Flavorful but putrid sweet Oktoberfest
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A: Nice light gold color but too clear. Nice but fleeting fine white head.

S: Light sugar 'n' spice malts, honey, apricot, light dusty and spicy hops.

T: Tons of unfermented sugars, very putrid sweet on honey and apricot. more sugar than malt. Light dusty and herbal hopping. Flavorful, but just too sweet. would not drink again.

M: Too much sugar makes it sit a bit flat, but otherwise pleasant.

dmfrench, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

ucsbmullet, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

zenithberwyn, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

cdragos, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

rolltide8425, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Braz, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

TubbyDullard, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

scottbrew4u, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jiffymon, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of spoony
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

From a 500 ml bottle (dated 20140605) into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes dated September 22, 2013.

A-A normal pour produces about two fingers of dense, white head. The head drops to cap quickly, and the cap hangs around for a bit. The brew is clear, golden in color, and shows a few bubbles of carbonation.

S-The smell is simple with grain, some corn-like sweetness, and a bit of biscuity/crackery malts.

T-The taste is a grain heavy...almost tinny at first. There is some straw, a hint of barley, and a bit of toast, too. Sort-of uninspiring and very macro lager-like.

M-The feel is medium to light-medium with crisp, but non-assertive carbonation. Very drinkable.

O-This brew is crisp, slightly simple, and much like a Euro lager instead of a marzen. From the looks to the smell to the taste, it is light in style and missing that oompf that makes a good marzen. It isn't a horrible beer, and it drinks very easily, but if you want something for a crisp September evening, you can do better.

spoony, Oct 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

n2185, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of lsummers
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

lsummers, Oct 10, 2013
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Licher Oktoberfest from Licher Privatbrauerei
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