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Octoberfest - Back East Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 13
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: n/a
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Back East Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: GeckoPunk on 10-20-2012

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.
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 13
Reviews by GeckoPunk:
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3.56/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (1,265 characters)

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Photo of grahuba
3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of nebula1999
4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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. (464 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of JTomczak
3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of tsm2011
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of FrankL66
4.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Nutmegger
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CayseyW
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Octoberfest from Back East Brewing Company
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