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Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Berkshire Oktoberfest LagerBerkshire Oktoberfest Lager

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very good

291 Ratings

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 47
Gots: 20 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Mikecap, Sep 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

PEIhop, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Gatch, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of raythealeman
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

raythealeman, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.9/5  rDev -2%

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.

VelvetExtract, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

brentblack1, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Dools9
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

Dools9, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Ray7233, Aug 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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)

BostonHops, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

milkbone_underwear, Jun 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

40451, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

smutty33, May 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

hogansct, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

rinhaak, Apr 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

JAHMUR, Mar 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

mctizzz, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jongullotti, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jfcaa193, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

asafarc2, Feb 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

chrispoint, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

DelicateDelirium, Feb 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

jbrumberg, Jan 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Gregwa, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

sailorastro, Dec 15, 2011
Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.