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Oktoberfest - Capital Brewery

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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12 oz. bottle poured into a glass mug

Pours a deep clear orange amber with a one and half off-white head which reduces to a thin foam film. A bit of lacing is present. Caramel malt, some mild grassy hops, bread dough, and mild apple on the nose. Opens with a solid caramel malt presence and fruit notes including mild apple and a bit of pear. Dries up on the finish with more caramel and toffee and grassy hops. On the heavier side of light bodied, slick with a touch of syrup. Adequate carbonation. Very enjoyable marzen.

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12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.5% ABV, jumbled code printed on neck.

A - Capital's Oktoberfest is a fantastic looking clear and bubbly dark caramel amber color with pumpkin orange highlights. An effervescent but short-lived off-white head popped up and went back down to a thin layer leaving no lace behind.

S - With little head, it's hard to get anything from the timid aroma without a vigorous swirl. Bready malts carry toast notes along side a sweet, caramelized hint and a crisp, mildly hoppy finish. As the beer warms, candied nuts enter the changing profile on the finish.

T - Capital's Oktoberfest has a malty sweet burst across the tongue that's reminiscent of a dense, thick-cut slice of wheat bread drizzled with caramel and honey. Gracefully changing to a dry and hoppy finish, it's not bitter, instead, lightly floral and nicely balancing.

M - Smooth and medium-full bodied, this malty Oktoberfest has a crisp, dry finish from the hops, balancing out the sweetness that lingers on the tongue.

O - Oktoberfest is another damn deliciously malty lager from Capital. Toasted Vienna malt and understated, balancing hops give the beer a tasty, classic flavor that could go down by the liter. The aroma gets lost from the poor head retention, but this one makes up for it in flavor.

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Oktoberfest from Capital Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.