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Beck's Oktoberfest - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

650 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2000)
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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-25-2013 01:15:51 | More by fishguyac
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-18-2014 23:33:45 | More by Lehighace06
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-28-2013 02:15:03 | More by NeoZaZ
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lucasj82

Indiana

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-15-2013 01:20:44 | More by lucasj82
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blange3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-02-2011 15:37:02 | More by blange3
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bravefan44

Iowa

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-10-2014 17:47:53 | More by bravefan44
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WDJersey

Colorado

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-26-2012 04:28:45 | More by WDJersey
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-29-2014 16:23:00 | More by Belittle
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AMCimpi

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-27-2014 13:49:29 | More by AMCimpi
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-17-2012 23:21:49 | More by TX-Badger
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-11-2013 21:26:00 | More by WOLFGANG
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bcsbeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

08-25-2013 05:30:44 | More by bcsbeer
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maxpower

Missouri

3/5  rDev -11.8%

Clear dark orange-copper color, nice white foamy head that leaves a thick lace in the glass. Has a light flowery and malty caramel aromas, sweet and roasty malts flavors, finishes clean, medium body, a little thin and semi-watery mouthfeel, this is a bit better than I expected, still very average.

10-01-2003 21:18:01 | More by maxpower
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KevieJames

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-19-2012 17:51:51 | More by KevieJames
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JeltMaaj

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-22-2012 16:31:26 | More by JeltMaaj
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rgille2

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-11-2013 20:06:05 | More by rgille2
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

Best Before End 07/2007

Pours a clear golden brown with a thin but lacy ivory head. Smells of biscuity caramel malt.

Tastes of caramel malt with a nice balancing level of noble hops. Finishes clean. Body is a bit thin and unsatisfying. Average in every sense of the word.

10-12-2006 01:58:55 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-02-2014 18:26:04 | More by drbenderdo
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-22-2011 04:40:34 | More by barnzy78
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nasastrums

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-05-2014 16:41:48 | More by nasastrums
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%

A - Thin half finger of tan fizzy head fades quickly to leave a very minimal lacing which is thicker around the edges of the glass and almost non-existent in the center... A decent amount of moderate to fast paced carbonation rises throughout... A wonderful orangish amber, especially when held up to the light, with a faint reddish hue...

S - Heavy roasted grains to start... With a little persistence you can detect the textbook malty marzen goodness... Caramel and toffee... Sweet fruit... An ever so slight nuttiness...

T - The roasted grains again take the lead... Disappointingly the malt is nowhere to be found... There is a faint hop bitterness... Tastes like an adjunct lager to me, not a marzen...

M - Medium bodied... Thin and watery... Sharp carbonation... No real depth or character... Not eventful...

D - Not a stellar marzen... Heck, I'm not even sure it's an average marzen... Not terrible, but I have no need to revisit in the future... The appearance and aroma keep this from being a complete dud...

09-23-2009 01:44:02 | More by philbe311
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%

Pours a transparent amber color with a smallish off-white head. Nothing much available in the smell; there is some roasted malt character, but the entire scent is somewhat lacking given the style. The taste is somewhat more robust, with some caramel and darker malts. Little to no hop presence to balance out the low malt content. Mouthfeel is somewhat full with low amounts of carbonation. Drinkability is okay given the feel, but the taste doesn't invite another sip.

09-21-2009 00:26:32 | More by Thorpe429
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%

App- Amber and orange body that has one finger of a whipped and soapy head. The head definitely looks nice, although there is minimal lacing.

Smell- The herbal hops mingle with the sweet malt backbone. It is okay.

Taste- Whoa, The sweet malt now is more roasted? There is a queer alcohol taste in the finish as well. This is pretty unappealing, and since the profile isn’t that complex, it is hard to give it any bonus points in the taste category.

Mouth feel- It is pretty light for an Oktoberfest. It is slick and a little bitter from the herbal hops.

Overall- It is hard to tell if the terrible finish is a result of a dirty line or some other kind of infection in the beer. Even if the malt characteristics had been more prominent, this offering could have fared much better on the palate.

10-26-2011 12:37:45 | More by Pintofbrown
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%

Poured from a 12 oz green bottle, best before June 2009, into a pint glass.

Pours a light thin layer of head that fizzles ever so quickly. No lace at all. Color is a nice mahagony red/orange.

Definately smells like a Beck's. A very light smell of slightly roasted malts and a hint of hops. Taste has a distinct carmel flavor to it. After it lingers enough, alcohol becomes present. Very little hop flavor tasted.

Carbonation level is very low. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, but just a touch of bitterness is there.

Overall, not my favorite beer. Something I probably won't buy again. There are other Oktoberfests out there that appeal to me more.

10-17-2008 02:22:57 | More by mothman
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bigrzman

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%

I poured this from a a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. i have one thing to say. Did Becks package Becks Dark and plop this as Oktoberfest Bier???

A: Clear, copper color with about an in and a half of head that dissipates slowly. Moderate carbonation that was even and of the same size.

S: Earthy smelling, like dirt. A Munich malt aroma is trying to appear from the ashes but doesn't get there.

T: Tastes roasted and earthy. Not what I expect out of a Oktoberfest but OK. Slightly bitter with a dry hop finish.

M: Lighter, watery texture throughout, carbonation is pleasant and not disturbing.

D: If I liked dirt I would come back for some more. I used 4 bottles to boil bratwurst with because that was what it was good for.

Not a solid performance. Oktoberfest should be made in Bavaria not in Bremen or anywhere in the north....period!

10-16-2010 21:07:37 | More by bigrzman
Beck's Oktoberfest from Brauerei Beck & Co.
78 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.