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OktoberFish - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 09-13-2002

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass, color is transparent amber, head color is off white and dissipates quickly to a ring; nice marzen color and clean head and carbonation.

Smell is nice and malty, seems to be mostly vienna or munich, hops are grassy and seem fresh.

Taste is nicely malty, not caramely, good vienna/munich flavors (hints of grape or light fruitiness comes through from these malts). Hops are clean, fresh, light grassiness.

Mouthfeel is a little crisp, lightly strong on the tongue, but good carbonation and balance for a marzen style.

Overall, a solid, good tasting oktoberfestbier. Very good malt flavors and not too sweet, good hosp and nice mouthfeel. Would like to have a steinfull.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Leftsailor
1.78/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Got a 1/6 barrel of this. Maybe because I just finished a Yards PPA, but this batch was awful! Smell and taste were d-. Think pumpkin. I like Flying fish, local, lots of options, but this was not the cats meow, it came from the other end. Brooklyn, Long Trail and Yards are my go to after this. Now I have a week of this. If it improves, and I grow to like it, I will revise review. The man cave needs top notch brew, and this does not not make the grade. PS- I have had more than 30 brews pass thru my tap. Update: after almost a week of this fish, I have gotten a little more used to the taste. Still would give a D grade. Ordered a 1/2 Yards PPA at $165 9.26.13. Pricy but worth it.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of rp07090
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug, pale color for a marzen, no head to speak of. Smell was pleasently surprising given the color with spice and cinnamon notes. The taste was unusual, dank, earthy and not typical marzen. Mouthfeel is this beers best feature, rich, soft and pleasing. This is not representative of the style but a nice drinkable brew nonetheless. For transparency, I had a Paulaner Oktoberfest right before this which is tough competition in this category.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of smakawhat
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Muddy light brown amber, quite light for an Octoberfest style brew, with a fairly clear appearance and some real microscopic bubbles rising. Head is a little fleeting, maybe two fingers off the pour, and faint tanish white color.

Light slightly cinnamon and fruity esters, with some spice caramel malt body to match. Looking for a little bit of sticky quality but not getting it.

Palate really surprises. Lots of large spicy cinnamon and clove qualities, nearly peppery warm. Finish has a nice earth dirt to it, warmth, and good spicy malt backbone. Very light bodied for a marzen, there's not a lot of depth here, ale yeast it says here which is making this beer come out quite unique. The light body still carries the flavors nicely and really helps for easy drinking.

I thought this was going to be a subpar brew, but this one came out nicely. It mentions ale instead of lager so I wasn't sure how this was going to come out, but I really like this light bodied hot cinnamon and spicy kick it has. Great take on a style and mixing it up.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in sam adams glass, developed a nice tan head which laced well for a moment, then all disipated (almost made me think my glass was dirty). Was a clear copper / honey color and had a nice malty bread aroma with a hint of caramel. Tasted of malt and caramel with hints of grain and grass. Nice mild body with a medium mouthfeel. Good stuff.

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OktoberFish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.