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Oktoberfest - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Oktoberfest
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 21.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: undeadozzy on 09-08-2012)
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Reviews by chasmandocharles:
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

chasmandocharles, Sep 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of ripocceschi
1.1/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Clearly I haven't learned my lesson with this brewery but this time I did ask for a sample instead of paying for a whole pint I took a fist sip and was thrown back by a intense alcohol burn from this beer I couldn't even pick up on any other notes that could have been associated with this brew but if you don't believe me and think I'm just bashing the brewery believe the other reviews and try it out you most likely can go enjoy your self a better ocktoberfest brew

ripocceschi, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

TimoP, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.96/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Susquehanna Brewing Co. Oktoberfest
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "021815"
$1.83 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Appearance: Clear deep copper body. Frothy yellowed antique-white head. Rentention is very good, steadily dropping but maintaining a full surface covering. Lacing could be better.

Aroma: Malty, displaying both golden and dark almost-burnt-sugar caramel. There's some sweet bread crust and a bit of delicate fruitiness. Spicy and softly floral hops. Clean, bright, and inviting.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma. The malt dominates, but is not overbearing; and it's well-balanced by spicy and grassy/floral/leafy hop flavors. The firm bitterness seems fuller than it probably is due to the spiciness of the hops. It finishes dry, although some malt lingers pleasantly in the aftertaste (as it should).

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a gently bristling, fine-bubbled carbonation.

Overall: It appears they were going for more of a Vienna-style here, and they've certainly nailed it. It's a bit bold in terms of hop flavor, but that makes it stand out from the crowd. Nicely done! Anton would certainly approve.

NeroFiddled, Monday at 09:35 PM
Photo of mikefuski17
2.9/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A. The color is a rich dark brown, mahogany with a tiny cream colored head that last only for a second. Virtually no lacing also.

S. The aroma is very weak. You get a little mocha mixed with yeast.

T. The taste is just as weak. But it's reversed from the aroma. More yeasty with a little mocha at the end.

M. It feels decent. Not a very heavy beer but is filling.

O. Overall I would say this is a bland beer. There are much better fall iterations so this could probably be looked over easily.

Served in recommended glass.

mikefuski17, Aug 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Bouder32, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

WaterCzar, Sep 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

mdillon86, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

mgernert, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev +1.3%

Stofko1992, Oct 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Dreamer, Sep 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +48.4%

Minus_Mike, Feb 28, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +8.8%

Bikeboy1, Oct 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

crowsnest, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Lewdd
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Lewdd, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of undeadozzy
3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a deep copper color with lots of carbonation and a thick foamy head. Head left some lacing on the glass, but it all but disappeared later on.

S - Picking up some huge toasty bready scents. Smells like warm toast with honey drizzled over it. Very cozy feel from the smell, definitely getting an Oktoberfest vibe from it so far.

T - Enormous caramel and toffee flavors. The things I smelled are almost impossible to pick up on with all of this flavor. Definitely a good tasting beer, but I wish it tasted more like the warm bread and honey it has on the nose.

M - Very odd mouthfeel. It's thin, but very thick at the same time too. Leaves me intrigued.

O - Not bad for their first Oktoberfest style beer. It can only get better with time. A decent beer overall with a good drinkability despite being so damn heavy and sweet. Can't wait to see what they do next year.

undeadozzy, Sep 08, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

pavpav12, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +25%

shockrocker65, Oct 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

CraftBeerFanatic_07, Sep 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

ROGUE16, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

HopWallopguy22, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

InspectorBob, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of paulhargus
3.13/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had this beer a few times since it was first released in August. Very excited to try it out and, like other SBC beers, it's been marketed decently well.

A: very dark, basically black in appearance. not what i expected from a Marzen (although I am pretty new to the craft scene). decently thick foam, almost a quarter inch of it was retained throughout.

S: very bready and toasty.

T: heavy toffee flavor. I get a strong coffee aftertaste with each sip I take.

M: not as heavy as some other oktoberfests i've had. goes down fairly easily.

O: overall, I would say the SBC Oktoberfest is much different from basically every other Marzen/Oktoberfest I've ever had. It almost seems to be a different style all together. Between the blackish color and coffee aftertaste, it stands out among other O-fests I've had. Not a bad beer by any means, although not my favorite in this style. Definitely a nice change up from the usual, though.

paulhargus, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

BigRizz62, Nov 12, 2014
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Oktoberfest from Susquehanna Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.