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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 9
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -17.4%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jheezee, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of TXhomebrewer
4/5  rDev +10.2%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

BeerHunter76, Dec 09, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -17.4%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of TheGordianKnot
2.17/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another sent from optimator13. Poured into tapered DuPont glass...

A- Copper color with a tint of orange. Creamy beige head about a finger high rises then falls quickly.

S- Faint bready aroma. Touch of diacetyl with fruity undertones.

T/M- Way too sweet, this is like a honey smothered piece of toast. Not very clean as it finishes sweet and full on the tongue. Diacetyl again in the form of butterscotch. Not a fan and completely out of style. Body needs to be lighter with more carbonation.

O- Entire profile is out of whack per style. Too sweet and not light nor clean enough. I wasn't a fan, but my girlfriend liked it, so this became her beer.

TheGordianKnot, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

dehjosh, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of animal69
3/5  rDev -17.4%

animal69, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Exiled, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Crack2000, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ScreamForMe, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

PhatAtUT, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Texasfan549, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of lpotter
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

lpotter, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of nukem5
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rich caramel color with a light colored thin cap of foam which like to stick tTo glass walls.

S: aroma is of sweet caramel and some kind of fruit,maybe an apricot?

T: The first taste that you get is sweet caramel like the smell and the fruitiness is a mix of citrus and apricots with more of the latter in th mix. There is a nice light hop flavor in there as well. Very nice balance of flavors none are more prevalent than the others and they all compliment one another.

M: medium boidied smooth character.

O: Overall a very drinkable beer and you don't even taste the 6% ABV

nukem5, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of bens0n
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a murky bronze/orange color with a nice amount of foamy off white head. Not much lacing going on though.

On the nose I can pick up on a spicy note immediately. It has a rather subdued sweet apricot smell too that lingers in the back along with some other things that are sort of sweet but indistinguishable.

Flavor wise its alot like it smells, like a muted apricot with some caramelly / toffee notes the spice is definitely there on the finish.

It has a certain crispness to it but it still has a wet finish. I like the aftertaste that it leaves. I could easily see myself making a session out of these, easy to put down.

bens0n, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of elNopalero
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I’m starting to regret saying something to the effect of ‘I’ve never tasted an Oktoberfest beer I didn’t like.” This, case in point. Pours a clear, toasty brown color. Good head retention but not a whole lot of aroma at draught temperatures. Light in taste with a bitter hop kick at the end. It’s not the smooth, lightly malted marzen I’ve come to know and love. I’m glad I took a chance on this but I would be hard pressed to finish a sixer at home.

elNopalero, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of Retail1LO
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this in a trade with LadyOfMuchBeer. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a transparent amber hue with virtually zero head. The nose is pretty muted, not a lot going on. At most you pick up what seems to be some cinnamon or nutmeg. Maybe a little bit of malt and caramel. The taste is definitely on the malty side with hints of vanilla and caramel. The mouthfeel is very thin and alkaline like. There isn't a lingering aftertaste which is nice. This goes down real clean. Overall, while not one of my favorites, this wouldn't be a bad session beer this time of year on a cool, cloudy day. I wouldn't seek it out, but I wouldn't get mad if I was stuck drinking it either.

Retail1LO, Oct 17, 2011
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
Photo of D11
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- nice clear medium copper color. light tan-ish head that does not last long.

S- sweet with some hops.

T- some hops with some sweetness. not sure if some citrus. but caramel/syrup yes.

M- good mouthfeel, but some might say its a little on the watery side. very crisp.

O- my first oktoberfest(oct. 1 :D) and i enjoyed it. was refreshing.

D11, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of DoktorZee
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a schooner. No obvious best before.

A - pours a tight, clear copper with some obvious carbonation in the glass. Very small head that doesn't leave any lacing.

S - notes of caramel and spice; only moderately intense

T - reasonably good traditional Marzen style with initial hops attack with a bit of lemon balanced by moderate malt profile. Finishes with a hint of spiciness.

M - quite light mouthfeel with lots of carbonation

D - quite drinkable, and reasonably good Oktoberfest. Not overly sweet, but lacking a bit of intensity.

DoktorZee, Oct 01, 2011
Saint Arnold Oktoberfest from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.