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Stoudt's Fest - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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144 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 12-20-2001)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice and very clear ruby tinted brown with a good two finger hight head of off white, tannish colored lace. Smell was good, lots of bready ,malts with a kicker of bittering hops. Nothing spetacular but still a quality brew. Nice light feel and good carbonation stayed until the end. Overall this was not a bad beer at all. I have had better, but this was still very sessionable and something that I am sure wood not dissapoint. Defintly a tick above the average Oktoberfest, but nothing that was fall down awesome. Though the finish had a nice touh of sweetnes to it, some caramel and even a tocuh of roasted nuts that seemed to linger and push the flavor forward.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 22:21:32 | More by mikesgroove
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oberon

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper with a nice looking rocky head,the aroma is slightly sweet and a little soapy.I taste a real hop presence in this beer along with some toasted malt not as sweet as some othe fest beers wich is ok with me,wow I can really get a grassy hop taste in the finish here.An easy drinker some complexity to this beer make it a beer to seek out in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2003 22:51:17 | More by oberon
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A vibrant combination of rich Munich/Vienna malts and spicy/floral hops drives this satisfying and equisitely drinkable lager. It's clear copper body reveals ruby-orange and golden highlights beneath a creamy head of ivory foam that holds well and leaves some nice spots of lace about the glass. The nose is malty and toasty with just a hint of well-integrated hops. In the mouth it's lightly tingly and then creamy across the palate with a medium body and restrained, fine-bubbled carbonation. The malt is lightly toasty, and subtly "juicy"; and it's spicy hop flavor works in unison with its restrained but firm hop bitterness to balance it perfectly. This is a very well-brewed, clean, and exceptionally well-balanced lager that never fails to satisfy and really deserves more attention than it gets.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2005 21:34:43 | More by NeroFiddled
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Redbones.

Typical tawny hue, a fine head and great clarity. Malty and grainy aroma … a bit toasted. Semi-dry malty palate, the maltiness focuses on toasted grain and a hint of caramel. The sufficient hop bitterness lays down a good balancing act. Went very well with the sausage that was cooked in beer and butter.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2003 03:43:01 | More by Jason
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Stoudt's Fest beer was contract brewed by Frederick Brewing Company, which took me by suprise. Not a problem because they also make quality beer themselves and they contract brew for Crooked River. The appearance is a slight hazy amber brown, with a full frothing white head to go with it. It is leaving little lace as the glass is emptying. The first thing that jumps out at me about this beer is the wonderful caramel malt in the aroma. The hop character is very slight, but completely perfect for the contrast of the sweet smell. Smells like sweet barley malt, with a sweet full flavor of nutty grain to complement eachother. An excellent medium bodied beer with in the style, that I find this one to be very well-balanced, incredibly drinkable, and reasonbly priced.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2003 14:10:45 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-20-2013 22:15:10 | More by Slatetank
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WesWes

New York

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy reddish gold color with a thin white lace head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It is slightly malty with a breadlike scent. The taste is good. It has a bit of a malty flavor with a bitter dry finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. It is a good drinker. I've had better Fest style beers than this.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2004 13:37:36 | More by WesWes
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-08-2011 19:43:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a small sized off white head. The aroma is somewhat lacking as only some sweetness is detected. The taste is far better, packing some nice malts with a lesser balance of fruitiness and bitterness. The malt lasts long on the tongue. This is very drinkable and is smooth going down.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2003 22:41:56 | More by Gavage
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Creed's in KOP...
Appears a glowing, slightly transparent, orange toned amber with a fluffy white head that slowly fades out. Lots of lacing is left around the tall pilsner glass that it was served in. Plenty of carbonation bubbles quickly rise to the top of the foamy head.
Smell is malty with hints of caramel, grain, spicy hops, and mild corn.
Taste is of the aromas with the flavor having a more spiced up and herbal bittering than I remember having in the past...although it may just be my palate changing. The malts and caramel seem to be washed out by a biscuity and hoppy bite.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp, and dry in the swallow.
This was alright but I actually switched over to wine for my pairing of a dry aged Delmonico...not very typical of me but it just didn't deliver the package I was hoping for.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2006 15:35:33 | More by weeare138
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer as a copper red color with orange amber hints and a thick 2 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S: The aroma is a malt biscuity smell with hints of sweetness.

T: The ale has a very strong malt with biscuit and a bit of toffee peaking through. The malts are very strong, to the point of sweetness. The finish is long and leaves a dryness in the mouth.

M: The sweeter malts of an oktoberfestbier always sit well on the palate.

D: The beer has a sweet quality that places it high in the drinkability ratings for the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2006 13:01:00 | More by akorsak
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-15-2011 22:07:18 | More by orangesol
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper color, nice head that goes quickly. More malt than hops in the nose and taste. Finish has a hint of hops. Smooth, medium body - a good Oktoberfest. The ABV is 5.0%

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2002 15:38:08 | More by jdhilt
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12ozer bottle purchased as a single from Oliver's Beverage, Albany, NY.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" light beige head. Head down to 1/4" after a couple of minutes, lacing well. Clear and dark amber in color. Malty, grain husk aroma, with some slight fruitiness. Taste follows the nose, with the malt balanced well with hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and possibly a bit thin (which I think is not a bad thing for a festbier), and the drinkability is great, both as you would expect from an Octoberfest brew. Better than I expected, worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2004 23:08:59 | More by ppoitras
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-01-2013 02:38:48 | More by BillRoth
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brandoman63

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-19-2011 04:15:22 | More by brandoman63
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly chill hazed copper. Slight beige head recedes quickly to almost nothing. Big toasted malt aroma. Also some bready, vienna like graininess. The flavors follow suit with the graininess and toasted profile. Also a little bit of husk like astringency. Not in a bad way though. And it's got a nice little snap of hops to clean things up. Body seems to be about medium or so. And the mouthfeel is fairly lively. Pretty good, and a bit unique.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2003 03:55:09 | More by Bighuge
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-09-2013 01:29:42 | More by PEIhop
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Gusler

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear deep ruby red to brown color on the pour. Head is majestic, the lace fine sheets, but they do desiccate rather quickly. Nose is malt, caramel, with hints of spice, clean and fresh. Start is somewhat malt sweet, the top is skinny, the finish potently acidic, sparsely hopped, aftertaste dry. A tad on the "Weak" side, but quite a drinkable beer nonetheless. Ranks #658 on my current 1000 beer master list.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2002 12:57:32 | More by Gusler
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great Helles O-fest.

A: Bronze with an off-white head, good retention & lacing.

S: Steelie grass, floral & herbal with some bread & toffee from the malt.

T: Steelie grass, minty herbalness, floral, toffee, bread, good bitterness, hints of earthy sulfur from the lager yeast.

M: Moderate body is smooth with a crisp, slightly off-dry finish.

D: Lovin' it.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 20:34:15 | More by Derek
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-29-2013 15:57:59 | More by xnicknj
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-26-2012 04:56:44 | More by rolltide8425
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice copper color, with no head. Aromas that are earthy, and a bit cidery. Same in the taste, a bit cidery, but not big in a fruit presence, and dry. A clean aftertaste, somewhat refreshing. Prefect for a nice warm fall evening, I might have to get a case for Holloween.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2007 17:30:07 | More by OWSLEY069
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francisweizen

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2003 edition. This stuff pours to a ligher-than-average light amber colour with a nice, white head. The aromas are all malts, with nothing else going on in the complexity/ies department. The taste is a nice malty one, but nothing to rave about and the mouthfeel is a little thin for an o-fest. The drinkability is pretty good on this beer, but it is eerily reminiscent of this years Sammy Adams O-Fest. Spend a bit more cash and upgrade to a true German O-Fest beer, or Brooklyns version if you can get it in your area!

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2003 18:29:06 | More by francisweizen
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Gmann

New York

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10.24.09 Lost Review

Pours a crystal clear pale copper color with a small tight white head that settles into a sparse cap. The aroma is sweet and a touch fruity. Caramel malt mixed with a fresh juicy hop. Not strong but nice. The taste is of caramel malt with an earthy tea like hop bitterness, hints of lemon and metal. Reminds me more of an APA than marzen. Light to moderate body with fizzy carbonation, good mix of sweet malt and bitter hops makes this easy to drink. A refreshing brew with no off putting flavors though it does seem a bit off style.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 03:15:56 | More by Gmann
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Stoudt's Fest from Stoudts Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.