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Beck's Oktoberfest - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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730 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2000)
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4.63/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an exceptional, easy quaffing Oktoberfest, surprisingly refreshing for the style; belying its amber hue and frothy head.

I was reluctant to buy and be stuck with the 12er (you know the feeling), anticipating a potential malt syrup bomb, but I am pleasantly surprised, and may be scoring another 12er before supply runs out.

The trademark Becks soft water feel is marred by an underlying astringency, like a macro hop bitterness.

This Oktoberfest is a welcome change from the typical Ringwood yeast ale diacetyl sugar shack disasters that are readily available in New England.

Becks is the #1 German import for a reason, friends. They've done it again here. Prost!

sudz42, Sep 24, 2009
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4.6/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reddish orange color with thin foamy head about half a finger width. The smell was actually of autumn leaves and oak. The taste did not disappoint either. There was tastes of hard woods, dry autumn leaves, and burnt hops. The feel in the mouth was cold and crisp which turned into a warm feeling as it was being swallowed very much like autumn (seriously I am not trying to be cliche I was as surprised as you are). The drinkability was wonderful and will definitely be buying more.

Kemmerlin, Jan 08, 2008
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4.58/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

nice robust head and some good lacing.

deep malty nose. bready with some nice fruity notes w/o being 'sweet'

taste is nice and thickish w/o a cloying sense. full-bodied for sure. malt smack down which is what i need since taking a break from hop beatdowns. this is how i like to enjoy a malty brew. not really spicy in any sense, but this is simply satisfying. a nice bitter/hopy ghost floating in there...very happy i bought a case.

probably the best beer Beck's puts out...

mempath, Oct 03, 2010
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4.58/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a clear reddish copper color with a beige two finger head with a normal pour, head fades quickly to just cover the beer. fruity bready smell with a taste of chocolate and caramel bready malts with some hops to balance the finish. mouthfeel light and carbonation is there. just a good tasting smooth and balanced beer i'll be looking for it again.

billybob, Apr 05, 2007
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4.58/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good Octoberfest beer, some brewers get it right others don't, Beck's got it right. My only complant is that is is a litle light on flavor and feel then I would like to see in an Octoberfest beer. In my opion must better then regualr Beck's. Worth a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beck's Oktoberfest
Brauerei Beck & Co.
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.00 %
bottle > pint glass
(leftovers from our 2009 Ofest party)

4.5 across the board in all catergories.

Perfectly clear copper color with excellent 2 finger head but short head retention & no lace.
Smells as a mild brew day with mellow malts wafting in the air.
Tastes as it smells, smooth malty-ness equally balanced and enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is medium+ carbo & medium-light body.
Drinkability is better than many Ofest brews IMHO, could have some more bold aroma, but other than that a solid Ofest rep acorss the board.

unclejimbay, Oct 13, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Hines219, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good ocktoberfest, this pours a dark amber with lots of foamy head that lasts. Good flavors with spices malts and some hops. Full-bodied with lots of carbonation and a good bite. This is a very well done and refreshingly light octoberfest beer.
this is very easy to drink as I sat in front of the tube watching football and drank a full growler not one complaint.
I would recommend this one.

gilman, Nov 08, 2009
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4.45/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a liter mug

A : pours mahogany red with a two finger head

S : caramel with faint fruit and spice

T : bright bursting with flavor

M : creamy smooth very well balanced

D : 2at a time in a liter mug all night long - very drinkable

of fifteen to twenty different Oktoberfeststs I've sampled this is my Go-To

Extrajoker00, Oct 02, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was my 2nd favorite Oktoberfest beer of 2010. It had the 2nd best Märzenbier flavor out of all the beers I tried in this catagory. New Glarus Oktoberfest is always the best.

I gave it a rating of 3.0 for appearance and smell because I like to drink it, not look at it or smell it.

Terrapin777, Oct 30, 2010
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4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Its crystal-clear copper body is topped by a short but creamy head of light tan foam that drops fairly quickly to a wide collar and whispy surface covering. It does, however, leave some interesting lacing. The nose displays a rich, bready, caramelish and lightly toasted malt with a subtle background of floral hops. It's medium body is creamy and smooth in the mouth with a very fine and moderate carbonation that lends just enough bite to get things started. Spicy and grassy hops start the flavor with some zest before the malts start to warm, and carry all the way through to the finish. The malt isn't quite as rich as the nose suggests, but it is nicely toasty and not so bold that it builds on the palate. In fact, between the spiciness of the hops, the low-level bitterness, and the character of the malt this is one hell of a balanced, drinkable beer! Very well done!

NeroFiddled, Oct 04, 2003
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4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(This review stems from an Oktoberfestbier tasting on Nov 6, 2010, that included 13 examples of the style, of German and US origin. The variations brew to brew fascinated and surprised)

This, to my surprise, happened to be the most enjoyable, most drinkable Marzen I've tried. Simple, smooth, ideal malt flavor and body. A look just like you'd like - deep, dark auburn body and a big, healthy off-white head that expands effortlessly from the pour, however, doesn't cling too well to the glass. Once again, a simple, straight-forward, uber-clean, thick malt aroma, where hops nor yeast influence what is a textbook Oktoberfestbier smell. Drinks clean and smooth with a moderate malt backbone that features a fairly musky, not spicy, tone to it. The balance of sweet and dry is stellar as well. In other words, the taste is not too sweet and the finish is only slightly dry. A pleasure to drink.

Bouleboubier, Nov 27, 2010
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4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

How come Beck's isn't one of the 6 beers served at Oktoberfest in Germany?, because they're not from Munich?, who cares, this is by far one of the best Oktoberfest beers one can buy. I wait each year for it to become available at my local beer store and buy most of what gets in. I keep it in my basement and break it out for Christmas - Memorial Day - July 4th festivities. My friends and family are glad I hoared this stuff and save it for special times with special people. Don't miss out on this if you appreciate a top quality Marzen/Oktoberfest style brew.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jan 11, 2007
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Beck's Oktoberfest from Brauerei Beck & Co.
78 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.