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Sweetwater Dank Tank Danktoberfest - SweetWater Brewing Company

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86
very good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kromes on 10-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An overhopped, double-ish marzen -- excellent! Pours a mostly clear reddish orange with thin tan colored head. Smell: spicy, grassy and citric notes, toasted yeasty bread, slightly nutty, caramel, brown sugar, dates. Taste: big caramel sugariness is quickly cut by a serious spicy and resinous hopping, with some date, bready, cherry, and earthy hits in the back. This is all kinds of good.

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bottle picked up at Green's on Buford Hwy in October, 2012

A - A bronze, auburn red color. 1 finger of head and a good amount of lace left on the side of the glass. Looks like a caramel. Little clarity. Good looking

S - Sweet aroma, caramel, and alcohol. Not a light brew, that is for sure.

T - Sweetness, caramel. Huge hoppy kick in the aftertaste.

M - Medium to full bodied. Highly carbonated. Sizzles in your mouth.

O - An excellent, hoppy take on the Ocktoberfest German style brew. As all good Dank tanks do, the hops are in your face, but still true to the style. Better than really any other Octoberfests I have had (not my favorite style). Excellent!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of rajendra82
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored body was clear, and the head that formed was well proportioned at two fingers thick. The aroma was a nice malty smell reminding me of toffee, and caramel apples. The taste was a bit more concentrated than the typical Oktoberfest beer, which is to be anticipated considering the strength. The toasted malts and clean lager character were spot on. There a spicy hop presence in the finish, which was quite a bit of a departure from the style.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured light brown with a 1 finger head and a little bit of lacing on the glass.

Sweet aroma with little yeast funk.

Big malt flavor. Sweet with just enough balance from the hops. Slight heat from the alcohol on the finish. Really nice flavor.

Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer. An easy to drink bomber.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a deep bronze colro with a thick creamy slightly off white head that never really settled,a great pour.Aromas of caramel and sweet dough,not as big and alcoholic as I thought it would be.Somewhat sweet at first on the palate but it never gets to big,somewhat doughy with a light shot of herbal hops in the finish,again the alcohol is kept in check.A good "imperial" style O-fest beer,not overly sweet or alcoholic,the label was a little annoying though.

Photo of Kromes
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick tan colored head that dies down to a thin line of bubbles. Leaves webbed lacing on the glass. You can just smell the toasted malt behind the fresh cut grass aroma from the hop.

Flavors are mostly sweet toasted grain and caramel malt with a bit of honey. I was surprised that the malt would come through based on the big hop aroma. Not saying that the hop flavor isn't present, beacause it is in full effect. The hop starts out grassy and finishes with a bitter bite. Usually you have a sweet finish to an Oktoberfest, but the amount of bitterness in this finish erases a lot of the sweetness and leaves a nice toasted grain flavor. Feel is Medium bodied and smooth with a dry, bitter finish. The sweetness starts to really show through after your tongue acclimates itself and the hop assault on your tastebuds wears off.

This is my favorite time of year. The weather is perfect, football has started, bratwurst, sauerbraten, rouladen, pretzels...and the beer is flowing. I really like this beer, it is unique, sweet, tasty, hoppy, and then gives you the bitterness in the finish with just the right amount of sweetness, making you want to take another sip. I wouldn't go as far to say it is sessionable at 8.5%, but it's pretty damn close.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date

Semi-clear tawny hued brew, decent lacing. Huge malty aroma screams Doppelbock, sweet and bready with some clean alcohol. Smooth and creamy with a brawny body, malt bomb drops on the palate right away. Bready, grainy, dried hay, herbal, spicy, peppery alcohol, faint fig, nugat, faintly biscuity.

A bit drinkable for the size and grows on me with each sip. A dig this brew.

Photo of ncfranklin
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a tulip. Imperial Oktoberfest with a slightly amusing story on the bottle of a drunk German brewer.

A: Translucent copper in color. Half-finger tan head that recedes to a light lacing ring with frothy cap. Some carbonation bubbles.

S: Sweet Munich malt and that light grainy aroma that's traditional of the style.

T: Flavors are really solid and diverse. Malts are there with a rich caramel and biscuity taste, hops are present in the earthy spices notes, and that classic grainy aftertaste.

M: This is really the only place I can tell the higher alcohol content of the beer. It's simply bigger in body than its little brothers. Not overbearing or cumbersome tho. Just not quite crisp.

O: I usually don't care for imperial styles of classic traditional beers, but Sweetwater does a pretty good job here. Very drinkable and enjoyable beer for the season.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong aroma is malty with a woody hint and a touch of nutmeg. Pours a beautiful clear mahogany with a fairly thick light wheat head. Rich, malty flavor has subtle hoppy, earthy and caramel tones and a nutty hint. Texture is a little bit "dirty" (seems to have a little fine dust) and has good body and fizz. Prosit for Oktoberfest!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Sweetwater Dank Tank Danktoberfest from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.