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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: 37
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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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-19-2012 00:13:40 | More by Massbmx
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Jleo897

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer fresh easy to drink octoberfest. Look forward to it every year. Poured my first one of the year and just as good as last year. The people at berkshire really take pride in there brewing process and it shows with every great beer. I would take this over than almost any other German Octoberfest. Nothing like kicking back on a cool night pouring one these into a pint glass and watching football. GREAT BREW!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:35:55 | More by Jleo897
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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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durkle


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-18-2012 00:06:24 | More by durkle
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-14-2012 19:59:22 | More by Mikecap
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-13-2012 19:41:32 | More by PEIhop
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No date on the label or bottle but I'm assuming this is fresh because it's early September!

A: Copper-amber in color with a fizzy, off-white head. No lace or retention. Don't know if that's typical of the style.

S: Malt-heavy. Roasted, sweet, sugary, bready.

T: Great balance of sweet and roasted malt. Hops show up in the finish and are surprisingly fresh, tasty, and oily. The malt really shines through, providing a delicious depth of malt flavors. Perfect for cooler weather and let me say, the booze really sneaks up on you after finishing the bomber.

M: Very enjoyable flavors, right amount of carbonation, and easy to drink. As the bottle suggests, the flavors and hops are "just enough to entice you to have another." For the price, I definitely will consider it.

O: This beer met my expectations as they were pretty high when I purchased it. A very good beer by itself and for the style. I'd recommended it to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 04:30:59 | More by Gatch
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-09-2012 23:18:26 | More by raythealeman
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a shiny copper color. Head is foamy and off-white. Head is smaller and it retains its thin stature. Inconsistent lacing rings. Body is mostly clear.

S-Sturdy Marzen nose with a slight Pumpkin Ale twist to it (spices are the culprit). Hops are herbal and quite light. Lots of rich, sweet toast. A ton of caramel too. Almost buttery. A bit of booze.

T-A robust Marzen flavor too.Autumn spices and toasted nuts. Biscuit and toast. Sweet, lightly burnt caramel. Light grassy hops. A bit of alcohol. Cola notes too. A really nice overall flavor for the style.

M-Heavier bodied for the style. Light, tingly carbonation. A bit too brash with the alcohol, but I'll take it.

O/D-One of the best Marzens I have run across. Actually, this one probably is my favorite. Berkshire has some great brews. Happy to have tried it. The style is weak, but this one is a star.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 22:27:15 | More by VelvetExtract
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brentblack1

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-02-2012 14:40:03 | More by brentblack1
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Dools9

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into nonic pint.

A: Beautiful amber, dark copper color. Lots of active carbonation. Fluffy off white head leaves nice lacing and retains very well.

S: Lots of toasty malt, sweet carmel, buttery. Hops are earthy and herbal.

T: Lots of toasted malt, sugary sweeet caramel, bready, biscuity malts, hops are slightly bitter and more herbal and earthy. Its a bit to sweet for me however

M: Medium, smooth carbonation slight alcohol warmth on throat. Very bodied for the style.

O: Solid, strong octo-brew from BBC. Wasn;t really big on the sweetness however, but still an alright beer. Watch out for the abv though, It'll sneek up on ya.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 02:51:21 | More by Dools9
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Ray7233

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-30-2012 00:20:00 | More by Ray7233
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

08-02-2012 20:04:58 | More by 3Hops
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottler served in a SA "perfect pint" glass.

pours a clear, deep amber / copper shade while yielding a beautiful 2" creamy head. very strong retention and some patches of lacing. just a real nice looking beer. rich, toasted maltiness leads the way in the nose, followed by some secondary hoppy and caramel notes.

flavor follows, even exceeds the aroma. bold toasted malt, caramel, and a touch of hops in the background. very nice. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a great octoberfest. not quite sensational, but one of the better ones i've come across - a fantastic local brew.

(originally reviewed: 09-19-2011)

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 22:10:26 | More by BostonHops
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-16-2012 22:43:01 | More by milkbone_underwear
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40451

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-19-2012 00:48:23 | More by 40451
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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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hogansct

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-21-2012 04:41:21 | More by hogansct
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-04-2012 03:20:15 | More by rinhaak
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-05-2012 18:04:14 | More by JAHMUR
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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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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-19-2012 20:58:57 | More by jongullotti
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-06-2012 23:47:50 | More by jfcaa193
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-06-2012 20:11:11 | More by asafarc2
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -37%

02-03-2012 19:10:45 | More by chrispoint
Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.