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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

271 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
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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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-18-2013 17:51:08 | More by Celtics76
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MAbeerNE1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-14-2013 19:22:29 | More by MAbeerNE1
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -49.7%

02-24-2013 00:21:04 | More by DrewBest
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Sailracer


3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-10-2013 21:07:57 | More by Sailracer
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

02-03-2013 21:19:54 | More by WtGre1n
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-13-2012 04:13:47 | More by Horbar
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-11-2012 18:58:06 | More by tpauer
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 22:54:59 | More by rudzud
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Matchews

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-30-2012 04:02:14 | More by Matchews
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-28-2012 03:46:40 | More by thegerm87
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2012 16:47:34 | More by KTCamm
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-20-2012 23:40:30 | More by Mikeynas
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-20-2012 23:13:52 | More by bluerabbit
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jwps214

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.6%

10-15-2012 21:38:22 | More by jwps214
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hopley

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.6%

10-10-2012 01:51:19 | More by hopley
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-09-2012 16:35:09 | More by wdarcy77
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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gkob

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

10-07-2012 23:26:51 | More by gkob
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 17:00:09 | More by SawDog505
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

10-07-2012 16:01:55 | More by Rekrule
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-07-2012 03:33:21 | More by rab53
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Berkshire Oktoberfest

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 00:55:50 | More by jujigatame
Berkshire Oktoberfest Lager from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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