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Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Oktoberfest Lager

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BA SCORE
89
very good

270 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 39
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 09-27-2002)
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ineedabeerhere for trade on this.

A- Slightly hazy copper, one finger head.

S- Sweet caramel, slightly overpowered by toasted malts.

T- Lightly sweet caramel on the take transitions to a toasty/nutty middle. There's a slight warming note before the smooth hop finish.

M- No problems here.

D- The bomber sized bottle will pose no problem.

A good Oktoberfest. Check it out if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 13:37:36 | More by Pauly2X
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this Bier this past Sunday, on a glorious late summer afternoon outside. Poured from a 22oz bottle, which had a best before area on the label yet nothing was notched.

Pours a deep copper color; very rich and solid, with a slight haze within. Low, steady carbonation rises up, towards the creamy, 1" tannish hued head. Said head slowly ebbs, to about a steady 1/4", with decent lacing sticking around. Aroma has bready, crackery malt; not overly strong yet still solid. Minimal hops evident. Body a medium all the way, yet with a bit of prickliness on the tongue without being distracting.

Flavor has a reasonable amount of malt, though less than suggested by the aroma. Shortly after a slight, subtle fruitiness becomes evident. Sort of a green apple aspect, which actually lingers a bit, much more than any malt. Found this to be an odd component of an OFest. Not bad, but nothing like the Spaten (vom Faß) I had the previous day.

Prosit!!

overall: 3.8
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5

835

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2005 18:33:56 | More by Bierman9
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Citadel82

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber/copper with a thick creamy head that rapidly receded leaving thick lacing. Slightly sweet malt, floral, fruity scent that does not prepare you for the first sip. First sip carmel, malt then strong alcohol with a long bitter finish. The alcohol is really quite pronounced at first but receded as my palate became accustomed to seeking out the other flavors. buttery/toffee?Not like any Marzen I have ever tasted. Did I mention the alcohol. Still a great beer. I will seek more out in VT next week.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2004 02:31:27 | More by Citadel82
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into an 8oz alt glass.

Pours a nice amber color with a small thin Light brown head. Nose is malty and sweet, a bit fruity.

Taste is a bit sweet an fruity which I don't love. But it's still got a nice maltiness that's really satisfying, light carbonation. Very easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2010 22:01:05 | More by kingcrowing
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours amber in color with a couple fingers of khaki colored head.

S: Aromas of toffee and bread with a subtle toasted malt character. There is a fair bit of yeast as well as some fruity esters such as apples. A touch of caramel in there, too.

T: A bit of a popcorn type flavor, maybe caramel corn when combined with the caramel sweetness. Toffee and toasted bread malts are also present. Some yeast and fruity, sweet esters.

M: Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

O: A bit one note, but not a bad Oktoberfest.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 13:54:05 | More by womencantsail
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 10/9

A: This beer pours a slight hazy deep burnt orange with a 2 finger off white creamy rocky head. Head recedes at a moderate pace and leaves very little to no lacing.

S: Nose is heavy on the malts, caramel malts mostly. There are hints of grains and breadiness in the nose as well.

T: Tastes are abundant of sweet caramel malts but quite a bit of spice that I didn't pick up in the nose. Very, very sweet up front almost blocks out the spicing. Middle has some toasted malts, grains, and biscuit backing. Finish has some hops in it, but blended with some more sweet malts. Leaves a very sweet aftertaste that is slightly distracting.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp up front with a smooth finish.

D: This is a decent beer, though the sweet aftertaste for me wouldn't qualify this as a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 01:58:38 | More by Jayli
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a dark reddish color with a bubbly pure white head.

S-pale malts, lightly toasted grain, caramel, hay like hops with a touch of citrus.

T-light pale malts with a touch of grain and lots of malt sweetness. notes of caramel and apple with a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar. light herbal hops and citrus with a fair bit of bitterenss.

M-medium body very clean and crisp.

D-very sweet and tasty, well balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 18:26:54 | More by cpetrone84
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gotbeer

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not what I expected from an O-fest brew, but it is great all the same.

It's more like a strong ale or APA than an O-fest. The smell has a hint of hops to it, and it looks great in the glass.

It has a nice hop bite with a great malt balance. It's well rounded and tasty. It's drinkability is quite good as well.

A great beer if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2005 01:34:25 | More by gotbeer
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in the 22 oz. bottles. An awesome murky amber appearance with a quickly thinned-out head. The smell is hard to describe. One can smell a menagerie of malt, fruit, fall spices and grains. It does make it intriguing to drink but it is also sometimes off-beat due to its complicated aromas. The taste also follows suit with the smell, however a really bitter aftertaste follows with sips that hinder a complete enjoyment of the fascinating flavors in this drink. It is pretty carbonated so there is a crispness to the drink. Overall, a bit confused Oktoberfest, but it is pretty good in the end.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2007 03:30:52 | More by fitzy84
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Dithyramb

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber acquired through a BIF (sorry to whomever sent it, I really should put some post its on these guys) and sat at cellar temp in the basement for a couple of months. Cloudy amber hinted chestnut with a pretty light head and some minimal lacing. Big oktoberfest aromas, all the bready malty goodness one would expect.

Very light mouthfeel touched off with a brew that was more complex once it warmed a bit. Caramel and bread was here, but there was also some citrus fruits half way through. Lighter than one would expect mouthfeel wize, which made it more drinkable. However, this was detracted a bit by a stronger boozy feel. A lot less hoppy than the other reviews seem to be.
Drinkable and would be very much so on a cool fall evening.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2006 19:40:22 | More by Dithyramb
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1pt. 6fl.oz. into a Goose Island Pint glass.

The color is a dark reddish orange with a finger of foamy white head and some nice lacing.

The smell is sweet with some nice malt flavor in the nose at first and some pumpkin flavor and a little bit of brown sugar in the background.

The taste is more brown sugar with a sweet malt flavor. Pumpkin is a big contributor to the overall flavor profile but there are some other flavors that comes out toward the end of the sip. The is a touch of Cinnamon and a hint of other spices.

There is a good mouth feel is a bit light and feels like a easy drinking beer that is not as complex at it actually is.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 05:32:42 | More by Duhast500
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-05-2012 04:28:01 | More by mctizzz
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-05-2012 02:34:36 | More by jefftuck47
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-25-2012 00:43:16 | More by tenacioustomato
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-18-2012 00:12:39 | More by Goldfishman
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Yallnumbskulls

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-07-2011 21:01:27 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-14-2012 16:54:44 | More by smutty33
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-18-2013 04:39:25 | More by spycow
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datalager

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-14-2011 17:34:49 | More by datalager
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MGodduclan5

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-09-2013 21:59:20 | More by MGodduclan5
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-20-2012 23:13:52 | More by bluerabbit
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mttdls

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-27-2012 02:15:29 | More by mttdls
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CalebHiliadis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-26-2012 15:55:35 | More by CalebHiliadis
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Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-22-2014 03:56:21 | More by Stagga_Lee
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 2" off-white head. Hazy burnt sienna color with a hint of red when held to the light. Smells pretty malty. Taste is a very mild malt and has cocoa butter highlights. Texture is velvety and the short finish fades but leaves a pleasant aftertaste of malt.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 08:43:54 | More by MoreThanWine
Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.