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Stoudt's Fest - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

146 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.05%
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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Photo of Marty91
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Marty91, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

doc17325, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jniagar1, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of muddah37
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

muddah37, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Hawk221
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Hawk221, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

gigoat, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

zekeman17, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

kmwilson76, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

wyonono, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3/5  rDev -17.1%

brandoman63, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

orangesol, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Chaney
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%

I poured this into my Stone Brewing Co. pint glass.

A: came out of the bottle a solid gold color, with a purely translucent quality as well. The head was both massive and extremely fluffy.

S: German malty, bready, and with a touch of honey. Not too potent, but still on the radar.

T: No much grainy bitterness for my taste.... sort of like liquified sandpaper. When Marzens really shine for me overall is in the fresh, yeasty aftertaste, but this on didn't possess that quality. Quite the opposite.

M: The carbonation was fine, but the drinkability was hindered by the lack of lusciousness. Not much lacing on the glass, but the mouthcoating was somewhat brown sugary... without the intense sweetness.

O: Sort of bland and not very memorable overall. I've had worse....

Chaney, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

mikesgroove, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of tigg924
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, orange-yellow in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and grain

Taste: hints of chocolate, toasted malt, grain, and faint wood

Mouthfeel: sweet with a slightly bitter backbone, moderately high carbonation, medium bodied

Drinkability:One of the more interesting and complex marzens I have had in a while. I like the chocolate hints I get. Beat my expectations for this beer. I could easily have a six.

tigg924, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of paulozanello
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%

This beer pours a totally clear yellow-coppery color with a small amount of white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing.

Aroma of bready and roasted malts, caramel and some nuttiness. I also detect a hint of spice (cinnamon comes to mind).

Taste starts out with bread/caramel sweetness and nutty notes that are soon kind of overpowered by the earthy/grassy bitterness from the hops. No big aftertaste however.

Body is light and carbonation is pretty high. This has an ok mouthfeel and is pretty drinkable.

Overall a solid Oktoberfest but nothing that I will remember in the future.

paulozanello, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of kshankar
3.73/5  rDev +3%

Copper pour, medium sized foam with decent retention. Aroma is of caramel, some toastiness, and minimal hops.

Taste is more of the same...a caramel toastiness and a hop profile that is unusually fruity..atypical for this type of beer, but a pleasant touch anyways.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light to medium bodied, and works with the taste well, resulting in good drinkability.

kshankar, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of silver0rlead
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours a nice golden color (amazingly clear) with a thick, frothy white head that retains well...a real looker. The aroma has some fresh hay and grassy notes upfront, along with some caramel and toffee, toasted bread, and a hint of noble hops. The flavor also has fresh hay and grass upfront, followed by a caramel and toffee malt sweetness, floral and grassy noble hops, toasted bread, and a little alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium and drinkability is good but not gread. Solid but not spectacular octoberfest from Stoudts.

silver0rlead, Sep 05, 2010
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4.38/5  rDev +21%

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.

Derek, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of Natural510
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%

Pours a light copper color with minimal soda-pop head which dissipates into a faint ring of lacing and not much more.
Hints of toffee malt, corn and a faint hop to the nose.
A bit sweet, but mostly tart and bitter in flavor. What malts exist are overpowered by bitterness and astringency. Although a proper yeast character balances out a quality marzen well, this does not have the delicious maltiness to create said balance.
Fairly light in body, but not to a watery effect. Crisp, but average.
Average is a description which keeps coming to mind here. Not as sweet or full-bodied as I prefer my Oktoberfest lagers. They did get the yeast/hop dryness correct, but could use more assertiveness in the malt department.

Natural510, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of Gmann
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

Gmann, Oct 30, 2009
Stoudt's Fest from Stoudts Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.