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Octoberfest - Back East Brewing Company

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Back East Octoberfest is our interpretation of the classic German autumn beer. Brewed with imported Munich malts and noble German hops, this traditionally brewed beer has a hearty malt character perfect for cooler weather.

(Beer added by: GeckoPunk on 10-20-2012)
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Reviews by ChrisChagnon:
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-30-2014 14:35:52 | More by ChrisChagnon
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4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Not your typical Ofest. Very subdued aroma and flavor. Thin head. Rather dark in color too.
But really, none of that matters because this beer is smooooth. I really like the softness on the tongue. Creamy too. Rome graininess comes through, and even some slight roastiness. Slightly dry finish, but subtle is the key word for this beer.

I could drink this all night, and in fact I did. Highly sessionable brew, which is appreciated for something I can't put down.

11-18-2012 22:06:45 | More by nebula1999
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-08-2013 23:29:46 | More by Stum-pub
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

09-06-2013 14:55:44 | More by JTomczak
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-27-2012 01:12:59 | More by tsm2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-05-2013 19:31:15 | More by DrunkinYogi
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3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

A - Beautiful copper-amber with a finger of slightly off-white head that quickly dissipated. (Wish I poured a little more vigorously to see more of it and find out if it would leave better lacing)

S - Slightly above average as I was expecting a better nose to this beer. Soft and bready. The usual Oktoberfest suspects are there – bread/cereal grains, malt and yeast but they are not easily picked up on. While this smells sweet and grainy, everything seems a bit too subdued.

T - Tidbit of caramel sweetness and your typical Marzen/Octoberfest maltiness. Minute back-end hop bite to it, but nothing too pronounced.

M - Good amount of carbonation. Small bubbles emitting from the glass at a rate of about 3 bubbles per second from each originating point. Leaves a semi-sticky touch to the lip of the glass, although the beer itself feels a little watery. Mouth swishing it feels a little flat.

O - In my opinion, it's not an exceptional beer by any means; nor is it just "average"... I must say that it is just barely a touch above what I would consider average. The smell and taste weren't what I was looking for in this beer. The appearance was above all else from this beer. I will continue purchasing BackEast's IPA any day over their Octoberfest.

10-20-2012 22:43:25 | More by GeckoPunk
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

06-22-2013 11:49:00 | More by FrankL66
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-05-2013 18:00:21 | More by oriolesfan4
Octoberfest from Back East Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.