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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2000)
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My neighbor, out my back door, will often put out the odd single, which is why that is always where I check first upon entering his place of business. This was one such beer, but due to inattention, I dropped it and while it did not break, it damaged the crown cap to the point of seepage. Time to drink!

From the bottle: “Beck’s Quality [:] Brewed Under the German Purity Law of 1516”.

Since it was already jounced and agitated, I simply Pop!ped the cap and began a gentle pour. This still resulted in a pseudo-cascade and two fingers of fizzy, rocky, tawny head with moderate retention. It all speaks to the idea that once the cap had been compromised, I needed to drink it. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-plus quality clarity, enabling me to see that I may be going back to work soon. Nose had an earthy, Noble hops smell overlaying a moderate caramel malt sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste struck an interesting balance between hoppy and malty, especially in this style. It began with an earthy Noble hoppiness, but followed it up with an equally earthy biscuit/bready maltiness. This was probably the most balanced Oktoberfest/Marzen that I can remember. Finish was semi-dry, more hoppy than malty, although not by much. What a lucky find! I could drink much more of this one, and especially if they CANned it.

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Caramel sweet upfront with spicy hop halfway through followed up with more tea-like sweetness. As the beer warms, I pick up more toasted malt and grains. Light bodied and smooth drinking.

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A: Pours a crystal clear copper in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation that rises quickly from the bottom of the glass and some amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized thick cap in the center of the glass surrounded by a medium thick layer covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts with a light aroma of caramel sweetness. Also there are some light aromas of grassy + herbal hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of toasted malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of grassy + herbal hops which imparts a very light amount of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Surprise, surprise...this beer does not have the aroma or flavor of skunk which is surprising considering I grabbed it as a single in a grocery store with bright fluorescent lights and it comes in a green bottle. Better than I was expecting, since I was expecting the skunkiness to be present but still not an amazing representation of the style. Easy to drink.

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Beck's Oktoberfest from Brauerei Beck & Co.
78 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.