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Oktoberfest - Capital Brewery

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82
good

301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001

2014 GABF Gold Medal (German-Style Marzen)
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Ratings: 301 | Reviews: 133
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12 fl oz. can, with some sort of coded canned on date on the bottom. Acquired a single of this fall seasonal from Capital Brewery as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations are pretty nice for this one.

Poured into an Oktoberfest nonic pint glass.

A - Pours a nice dark coppery orange body with two fizzy fingers of khaki head that settles down to a thin ring. Some fine sediment visible twirling in the glass. Looks pretty nice.

S - Fairly light, but pleasant and fit to style. Coppery & metallic, some appley yeast presence, and a firm roasty toasty nutty malt backbone.

T - Taste is a bit more grainy & husky than the nose implies, but it's well balanced. Not as much caramel / toasted malt in the flavor as I'd hoped for though. Rough & grainy, a touch medicinal, with perhaps a touch of alcohol content noticeable even for the low abv. Some fruity fermented apples / pears dominate the finish.

M - The feel is crisp & clean. Light-bodied with excellent carbonation. Extremely easy drinking stuff.

Overall, an average but passable representation of the style from Capital Brewery. It wouldn't be my first choice for the style, but it's definitely very flavorful and easy to drink.

Capital Brewery Oktoberfest -----3.5/5

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Overall, not bad. It's a bit on the sweeter side than many, but it has a robust enough hoppiness to counteract that.

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Oktoberfest from Capital Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.