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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | 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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5/5  rDev +37.7%

ElizabethEleanor, May 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4.8/5  rDev +32.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Isrealite
4.73/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer! Bought it in late September, and after the first six pack, I went out and stocked my fridge with enough to last me until late Dec. Looks like a golden amber autumn leaf, and smells as bittersweet as hooking up with a hot girl and not remembering it because you had too much to drink at Oktoberfest. It really just tastes like what beer should taste like, with perfect balance, and is by far one of the smoothest beers I have ever had. Each drink makes you want another, and against all of the other American Oktoberfest beers, this one is head and shoulders above. A must try!

Isrealite, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of GANIMAL
4.63/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oktoberfest beers are here, so I stopped by my local beer store, deciding to try St. Arnold's Oktoberfest. I am a huge fan of St. Arnold's beer in general, so I did not expect this one to disappoint.

A - Has a nice soothing red amber color that looks inviting for Fall weather.

S - Nice soft smell with a hint of some sweetness

T - Delightful taste with a small dash of sweetness, but very great blend of autumn fullness taste.

M - Refreshing feel as each sip makes you want another taste

O - Very impressed with this Oktoberfest, so far this is one of my favorite Oktoberfest brews out. It is very well rounded, pleasant taste and overall feel. Each sip is delightful and refreshing. I definitely recommend everyone to try it.

GANIMAL, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of KodyBrannon
4.6/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer goes right on par with all of the other oktoberfests I have had. This beer is a very good beer, and being from a texas brewery I tend to lean that way when hitting the local liquor store for a quick sixer. But compared to all of the octoberfests not brewed in germany, this one is tops in my book. Definatly a good malty flavor and light mouthfeel. To bad this one is only out for a short time :(

KodyBrannon, Oct 10, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

senselessinsanity, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

jcloud, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

jngrizzaffi, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

BowmanR, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of shapudding
4.47/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

shapudding, Dec 18, 2004
Photo of JMad
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass...

The liquid was dark copper with a nice white head that dissipated quickly.

It had aromas of sweet caramel and butter with just a slight sourness to it.

The beer tastes mostly of toasted caramel, biscuits, and more sweet malt.

When you take a sip you notice a light- medium body, the smoothness, and just a slightly dry finish.

I'm very impressed with Saint Arnold on this one, nothing bad to say about it at all.

JMad, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of beachbum1975
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one as an extra in an in-person trade with brewdlyhooked13. This guy rocks, thanks man!

12 ounce brown bottle with no freshness date.

Pours a cloudy, bruised peach color with brassy highlights. The head only stuck around for a few seconds, leaving a flat top with little only a couple suds trails coming to the surface.

Smells of malts, apricot, honey and light floral hops. Rather large and very inviting nose on this one!

Perfectly roasted malts come on the front and stay throughout the entire taste. In the malt mix are things like honey, toasted oats, orange rind, apricots and caramel. Very nice. This doesn't have the typical lactose quality like I find in many other Oktoberfest beers. Finishes with the slightest bit of bitterness.

Medium bodied and flavored. Though it's hidden from the eyes, there's ample carbonation in the mouth. Finishes semi-dry. Very nice!

Thanks again, brewdlyhooked13!

beachbum1975, Mar 10, 2009
Photo of kindestcut
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Saint Arnold Oktoberfest poured a beautiful dark amber. The off-white head was vigorous and lasted a good 5 minuted before it disappeared, leaving a bit of lacing as it retreated.

I noted an obvious sour aroma, as I see noted in another review, but it gave way to a complex variety of smells including roasted malt, an echo of hops and a distant hint of ripe fruit.

When I drink this beer, like a good marzen, it heralds the changing season by bringing something new to your glass. This is a sweet beer, however, the sweetness is definitely balanced with a slight hop bitterness and a distant fruity flavor. While tasty, the beer goes down very easily and doesn't feel heavy to me.

kindestcut, Sep 09, 2003
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4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. glass bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours an orange-amber with a thin, foamy head that dissipates after a few moments.

S - Sweet and malty with just a bit of hop edge to it. Some light fruit smells in the peripherals.

T - Malt is definitely the most prominent flavor. Very little bitterness is present, and there's a sweet character to the beer. Alcohol is very slightly present in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-bodied with a light stickiness. Carbonation is present, but not overly assertive.

D - Tasty, refreshing, and highly drinkable, this is a fantastic beer for autumn, particularly here in Houston where the temperatures are still hovering around the mid-80s. Try it if you have access to it.

NefariousR, Oct 18, 2010
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4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mccormick&Schmick's Dallas.
Dark amber hue with a thick tan head. Spicy, malty smell with a light touch of perfumy hops. A medium-full body rests heavy on the tongue. Taste has loads of spices, sweet malt flavors of ginger bread cookies, cloves, with a very noticeable hop presence.
Finishes mildly bitter and silky smooth.
Tastes like a very malty Elissa IPA.

beerceller99, Mar 16, 2005
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another great balance of malt and hop from St. Arnold

A- Beautiful Autumn colored brown/orange with a decent head

S- Smell is mostly of sweet, bold-earthy malts with a bit of spicy hops in the back.

T- Taste is light and pleasant. Sweet malts dominate but some hops are noticed in the aftertaste.

M- Feels excellent with a medium body and smooth carbonation that slides over the tongue

D- Drink one and than another, and another, and another... and another

EnojysAnyBeer, Aug 20, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

nothunder, Aug 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

GenericWarrior, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

beercubus, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of JayS2629
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with a creamy white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing.

The aroma is of caramel, toffee, maple syrup, spice and fruity notes.

Big sweet malt, honey tones, maple, and caramels with a fruity finish of apricot and spice.

Nice balance, easy to drink, medium body.

Overall, very good to style.

JayS2629, Oct 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Yjt2, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

BeerHunter76, Dec 09, 2011
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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.