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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Oktoberfest

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82
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375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer celebrating the Autumn harvest. This rich beer has a round malt flavor and an above average alcohol content perfect for a cool fall evening.

Malt: Three different blended Munich-style malts
Hops: Czech Saaz and Tettnanger.
Original Gravity: 1.061 (15.5° Plato)
Color: Red-Amber
Bitterness: 24 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-29-2002)
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Reviews by grs8313:
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grs8313

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -11.3%

Appearance:12oz screw top bottle with no bottling/ freshness date. Pours hazy amber with a slight white head. The head dissolves instantly, leaving no lasting head to speak of.

Smell: Malts, spices alcohol and apple can all be detected.

Taste: Hops, malts and some spice notes. The beer is very well balanced with no one flavor dominating. Slight malty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation. The beer leaves the mouth feeling clean.

Drinkability: Very drinkable because it does not wreck the pallet. This is a very well balanced beer, but it will not become my go-to beer while available.

08-19-2008 00:55:45 | More by grs8313
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-02-2013 23:59:24 | More by Tiernan
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-22-2013 16:22:04 | More by tbryan5
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-21-2014 23:11:13 | More by Ben7773
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

Visiting family in Houston, we took our son-in-law out for lunch. Alas, no St Arnold Oktoberfest at lunch, had to settle for Shiner Oktoberfest. However, my always thoughtful son-in-law bought me some of this to compare. No comparison.
In a pint glass the beer was a red amber color with a minimal to absent head.
Caramel malt aroma, floral, and a hint of spice.
Caramel malt taste, pretty malty, late piney hops, and a tinge of nutmeg.
A good robust Oktoberfest.

10-19-2010 00:34:41 | More by lordofthewiens
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Brauntasaurus

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-06-2014 00:22:39 | More by Brauntasaurus
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +22.8%

Poured a nice, golden oakey color with little to no white head in a tiny ring. Smells like a bakery! Molasses and honey... yum...
Very sugary scented, more towards brown sugar. Reminds me of bread pudding and jewish apple cake, but not cloyingly sweet at all. Body is thin, but now watery, feels good, smooth, not heavy. Very easily drinkable. Flavors are well blended and the taste is nice, very enjoyable.
Thanks to Kindestcut for this one!

12-18-2004 05:52:11 | More by shapudding
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-15-2013 02:15:12 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

Thanks to JNBeer for this one...my first new beer on NBS.
Pours a cloudy rust color w/ a full finger of extremely carbonated head...and disappears before I even take a whiff.
Speaking of whiffs, this one is very mild in it's scent...some sweet malt upfront w/ a floral hop in the finish. A hint of spice, cinammon and even an alcohol burn when lingering.
Taste is enjoyable enough...not my favorite style but a decent offering to say the least. The spice takes a back seat in the imbibing...a generous amount of hops to bitter it up front and a definite malty sweetness in the middle...finishes somewhat dry w. none of the alcohol my nose picked up.
Moutfeel is average and the carbonation is much less than I was expecting after the pour.
I'd enjoy a few of these if the opportunity arose...a nice beer for the day ahead.

10-02-2005 18:28:42 | More by warriorsoul
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nothunder

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-23-2012 03:18:47 | More by nothunder
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badbeer

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

Somewhat hazy orange/amber color with a nice white head that retains well. Smell is lightly fruity with some breadiness and there seemed to be a little DMS present. Again, taste has some fruitiness and plenty of bread, but the DMS (or something similar?) detracts from the brew for me. Taste would be much higher if not for that. Above medium levels of carbonation and slightly heavier than medium bodied. I'm thinking they could make this Oktoberfest a real winner with a couple changes in procedures, but who am I to judge? Decent brew from what seems to be a pretty darn good brewer.

10-06-2007 07:04:36 | More by badbeer
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Mora2000

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

Drank in honor of this beer winning a silver medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Fest.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of toffee and caramel malt. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of toffee as well as some brown sugar notes. I also get a little bit of grape, as well as a slight bit of hop bitterness to help balance the flavor. Very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

09-19-2010 03:07:34 | More by Mora2000
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Meyers1023

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-21-2014 02:05:59 | More by Meyers1023
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-19-2014 17:06:25 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Dinkel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-07-2013 04:05:32 | More by Dinkel
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Dizzy

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours transparent orange with an off white head that dissipates quickly. Malty sweetness in both aroma and flavor. Faint hop aroma. Some bitterness and the alcohol is noticeable. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, this makes a decent session beer and tastes ok. Compared to others in the style, I'd have to say I prefer Paulaner's or Spaten's over this, but this is good.

10-22-2006 00:58:53 | More by Dizzy
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

Pours out clear copper with a good white head, little to no lacing.

There's not much of a scent to it, what is there is a little sweet.

The flavor makes up for the lack of scent. Very smooth hops up front to move to the carmal malts.

Mouthfeel is very good amount of carbonation for this style. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer, but there are far too many better oktoberfests out there.

11-13-2008 03:52:56 | More by whoneeds8
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Draco

Texas

3.92/5  rDev +7.7%

08-28-2014 23:15:53 | More by Draco
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Garrettshu

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-23-2013 03:45:27 | More by Garrettshu
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jbphoto88

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

From the 2008 batch of oktoberfest. It pours an clear orangish copper color with a light off white head that lingers to a collar but never fully disappears.

The scent is of fresh caramelized malts and moderately hoppy. Secondary is a toffee sweetness that backs up the initial scents.

Flavor is like other St. Arnold brews and distinctly malty. Warm, caramelized malts combine with a sweetness and mild hop tartness to yield a tasty beverage with a medium bodied and a light bitter finish.

This beer is mellow and a nice end of summer drink. I am currently enjoying this while home-brewing a stout on a cooler summer night. It makes me look forward to the winter months. Excellent beer.

08-23-2008 00:59:46 | More by jbphoto88
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En29356

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-05-2013 02:33:52 | More by En29356
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Djenx

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

07-18-2012 20:31:46 | More by Djenx
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frequentgear

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%

from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. pale orange color with big bubbled head and no lacing.

smells very sweet and malty. tastes like caramel and mild alcohol. no hops really, just malty sweetness. kind of nutty and kind of toffee like. you can tell it's at 6.0, but the sweetness balances it out.

not really a fan, haven't had many oktoberfest's though.

09-01-2009 07:21:06 | More by frequentgear
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javlin624

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-10-2014 05:02:38 | More by javlin624
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hsus0225

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-10-2012 22:08:28 | More by hsus0225
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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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