Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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3.58/5 rDev -10.1%
Split with JLindros. Reviewed from notes.
A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear light copper hue with a good one finger off white head that faded to leave a light creamy blanket.
S - Aroma is fairly typical for an oktoberfest. A bit on the malty/bready side for me.
T - Taste is more of the same, caramel (lots of it), sweeter malts, biscuits, slight toffee. Again, a bit too sweet for my tastes.
M - Mouthfeel was fairly solid. Nicer carbonation here little sharp on the tongue.
O - Overall, slightly unimpressed by this one. Its a decent Oktoberfest, but just a bit too sweet for my tastes.
11-05-2012 22:54:59 | More by rudzud
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Served on tap as guest beer at SBC in Southport. Served in a pint glass.
Medium dark amber, lightly brown, some white foam. This is a malt bomb for sure - in the nose and in the taste, Quite buttery to boot. There are hints of caramel and toffee in the mix as well. Lighter carbonation on the mouthfeel.
Solid Octoberfest brew and real good on tap.
10-21-2012 16:47:34 | More by KTCamm
3.9/5 rDev -2%
Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a orange brown with a half inch of off white head, that leaves some lacing behind. Smell is brown sugar, raisin, banana bread, and carmel. Taste is balanced nicely, this is large for the style, and malt lovers will love what they have done here. Body is on the large side, a little dry, and very drinkable. This a well done Marzen style beer. If you like malty beers and October beers, a must try.
10-07-2012 17:00:09 | More by SawDog505
3.08/5 rDev -22.6%
Bomber into nonic pint
Dark amber color with a finger of slightly off white head. Looks very inviting. Very little lacing.
Smells are a lot of malt and spice with some fruit tossed in. Seems sweeter than I was expecting.
Taste is much sweeter and dryer than I thought I’d get. Lots of fruit and spices. Apple, pear, sour cherry(?), caramel or something dark & sugary…quite a few things competing in here. It honestly reminds me of the profile on some Belgian ales I’ve had. It feels strange to make that comparison but this beer seems to be tracing the same line. There is a sourness/bitterness in here that counteracts the sweet note but it still comes off as cloying to me. The flavors even out somewhat with the beer getting warmer as I finish the first half of the bomber but I’m having a hard time getting past that initial impression.
Rather dry and tart on the tongue for me but have to say it goes down pretty easy. No trace of the alcohol save for maybe a touch of warming in the gut.
Unfortunately the flavor is just not to my liking. After one serving I really have very little desire to drink any more. This is the first Berkshire brew I’ve ever felt that way about. It would probably be worth looking for another Marzen to see if it’s more to do with the style that doesn’t click for me rather than just this one beer.
10-01-2012 00:55:50 | More by jujigatame
Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.