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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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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Jeckel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-22-2013 20:17:48 | More by Jeckel
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-21-2013 18:23:01 | More by Radome
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.34/5  rDev -8.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Amber hue. Pours a slight, bubbly, brown-white head. Dissipates very quickly. Plenty of rising effervescence and pockets of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.

S: Malt, molasses, with a little of a woody character.

T: Molasses, peat, and roasted malt.

M: Syrupy body. Grainy character. Bitter finish. A bit of synthetically sweet aftertaste.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty decent. Slight head, no real lacing, lots of carbonation. Nose is sweet malt grains, molasses, with a woody character. Sweet and pungent. Overall, this is pretty good quaff.

09-21-2013 01:10:32 | More by bmwats
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-21-2013 00:34:35 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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BKotch

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-15-2013 08:08:46 | More by BKotch
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ranger7

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-15-2013 00:17:50 | More by ranger7
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SavageHopHead

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-14-2013 19:35:57 | More by SavageHopHead
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-12-2013 03:55:06 | More by Michaeldmanley
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Dicers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-12-2013 01:40:27 | More by Dicers
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RandyPuckett

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-12-2013 01:13:12 | More by RandyPuckett
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-12-2013 00:27:05 | More by gritz147
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-11-2013 00:40:55 | More by dmorgan310
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-10-2013 23:32:28 | More by Jame515
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JasonMinck

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-09-2013 03:16:58 | More by JasonMinck
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CameronC

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-08-2013 20:35:31 | More by CameronC
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GumDropButtons

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

09-08-2013 20:24:15 | More by GumDropButtons
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E_Cox

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-08-2013 00:23:51 | More by E_Cox
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rph97

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-07-2013 22:37:24 | More by rph97
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.09/5  rDev -15.1%

Pours a clear deep orange with a off-white head with good retention.

Mild and balanced aroma of malt and hop. There is some sweetness and caramel. Hops come across as floral and spicy.

Sweet caramel and honey. Plenty of bready malt character. Spicy and floral. I feel like I'm picking up trace amounts of alcohol on the taste. The carbonation is a little biting.

This was blah for me.

09-06-2013 18:41:37 | More by MattSweatshirt
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kojevergas

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -19.5%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded screw-top cap and decent label art acquired at me local HEB grocery and served into a Spaten stangenglas in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a four finger head of subpar creaminess and decent thickness. Body colour is a white-khaki. Okay lacing. Head retention is above average - about 2-3 minutes.

Body colour is a clear amber of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Translucent.

Overall, it's a bit darker in colour than most beers in the style.

Sm: Caramalts, crisp munich malts, mild floral hop character, amber malts, some graininess, and a timid malty sweetness. No surprises here given the style. Mild in strength and appealing.

No alcohol or yeast character is detectable, nor are any off notes.

T: Notable caramelization - perhaps excessively so compared to most tradition German beers in the style. Sweet amber malts. Mild floral hop character. It has a vague fruitiness. Munich malts. Some toffee, perchance. Quite simple - as beers in the style tend to be. There's nothing unique or special here, but it's pleasant enough.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Balance is okay. Not much complexity or subtlety, but then it's a festbier, innit?

Mf: Smooth and wet, yet unrefreshing. Lightly crisp. A bit overcarbonated. Okay presence on the palate. Nice body for what it is. A biteen too thick. Kind of biting. Suits the flavour profile generally well, but doesn't feel uniquely tailored to it.

Not oily, harsh, gushed, hot, or boozy.

Dr: Drinkable, but not quite as much as it should be for the style. I like it in a general sense - I love beer - but there's a myriad of better beers in this style at or below this price point. A very approachable inoffensive brew from Saint Arnold, but I wouldn't buy it again or recommend it to friends. Hides its ABV well.

C

09-06-2013 02:34:35 | More by kojevergas
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Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-31-2013 19:10:22 | More by BlueMoon10
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-30-2013 20:44:20 | More by ZAN
Saint Arnold Oktoberfest from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.