Beck's Oktoberfest - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beck's - Oktoberfest
Now Bottled in St. Louis, MO. I bring you "Beckswiser" as my Fath-in-law likes to call it. I'm sure you can still get the authentic German stuff in Germany, but I guess it was inevitable that Becks would start getting made and bottled is the US after InBev bought Anheisher Busch. But that may not be a bad thing - I don't think it was possible for Becks to some how scew up AB worse that it was.
But as for their now US-made Oktoberfest, I like it. I like it a lot actually, and I'm not normally a fan of Beck's beer. But I think they got the color just right with a perfectly clear amber/copper/reddish-orange thing going on. I don't see the 5.0% ABV anywhere on the bottle or their website, so I'm going off beeradvocate's advice there. That's the weakest märzen I've had yet, maybe they watered it down some more for US tastes?
Flavor wise they seem to have hit the spot - somewhat hoppy and malty. I feel the need to subtract 1/2 a points for printing "pry off" on the bottle cap - I'm pretty sure I've never had another beer have to print that out for me, yet somehow I've always managed to figure it out. Stamp on the back says 12206, which seems like it's missing a digit? Oh well, I like it all anyway - a good flavor can overcome everything else I guess.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2012 20:15:35 | More by jak3676
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