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Oktoberfest - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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78
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-24-2012)
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Reviews by riored4v:
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riored4v

Colorado

3.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured in to a tulip. 1 finger, frothy off-white head. Clear, burnt copper/amber colored body. Good lacing.

Aroma was a bit earthy and metallic. Some bitterness with a mellow maltiness. A bit chocolatey.

Taste was floral upfront that faded to a earthy bitterness. Some light malty sweetness. Hints of chocolate. Slightly roasty. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium/light body with medium carb. Crisp finish.

Okay for an oktoberfest. Needed more body and maltiness and little less bitterness.

01-09-2013 00:45:54 | More by riored4v
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +6.5%

On tap at Mammoser's in Hamburg,NY.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear lighter copper color with 1/2 finger white head that left a broken ring of lace as it settled.Alot of caramel in the nose with some underlying toastiness,as with many American versions of the style caramel sweetness dominates.The caramel is pretty big on the palate but maybe just a little more subdued than alot of the before mentioned American versions,there is a grainy and toasted element to the flavors of the beer as well.Not to complex and a tad sweet but I have had worse O-fest beers than this,not something to seek out but I wouldn't pass it up either.

10-07-2012 12:46:56 | More by oberon
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NOLTERN

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

10-06-2013 02:46:55 | More by NOLTERN
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-04-2013 08:32:01 | More by Cynic-ale
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-30-2012 14:29:54 | More by sgttibbs
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Big off white heads dies down to a thin lacing above an almost clear amber copper colored beer with a bunch of sediment hanging with in.

A lightly roasted caramel malt accented with a slight sour grain and citrus hops aroma.

Sweet caramelized grain malts with some light sour hops tagging along in the taste of this Oktoberfest.

A dry aftertaste with some of the sweet caramel grain malts sneaking in and staying around on this medium bodied beer.

A decent Oktoberfest beer but not quite enough there, I would like the taste within this beer to be a little bolder and fuller, then this would be a real winner.

10-03-2012 21:39:19 | More by LXIXME
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CloudStrife

New York

3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 120112.

A: Pours a clear dark copper ruby with a 1 finger off white head. Fizzles away after a minute. A little bit of visible carbonation. No lacing.

S: A little bit of dark fruit from the malt. Slight carmel.

T: Pretty nice malt forward taste. Hits all sides of your taste buds. A smooth carmel characteristic. Pretty well balanced out with hops at the end.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly sticky feel. Low carbonation

Overall not a bad new oktoberfest. Lacks a little oomph but pulls through in taste.

09-12-2012 00:42:03 | More by CloudStrife
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, cloudy, golden/amber/brown color with orange highlights, and a quarter of a finger of off-white head, speckled with more orange highlights, that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very malty and bready, with notes of caramel, toffee and floral notes of clover and parsley.

Taste: Very malty and bready up front, like fresh pretzels, followed by some caramel-like sweetness, finished by some beautifully balanced hoppy bitterness. There’s a long finish to this beer too. Very, very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.7%, there is just the slightest hint of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I have to admit that Pyramid is one of my least favorite breweries, as they’re beers tend to be too hoppy for my taste. That being said, their Oktoberfest beer is really good. It’s beautifully balanced between the malty and the hoppy. Very, very tasty!

10-30-2013 01:01:24 | More by Jeffreysan
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +6.5%

650ml bottle.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with one finger of thin, foamy, wispy off-white head, which leaves some low shoreline lace around the glass as it quickly melts away.

It smells of crisp biscuity, somewhat bready pale malt, a slight metallic astringency, and mild leafy, earthy hops. The taste is more decently bready, softened biscuity malt, a touch of caramel, some dry, flaky breakfast cereal, a significant minerality, and very tame earthy hops.

The bubbles are present, but kept to a low, edgy hum, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually quite smooth, no interruptions there. It finishes off-dry, the biscuit, caramel, and cereal components all coalescing to show us who really runs things in this affair.

A so-so Oktoberfest - a tasty malt profile, but that metallic character gets a tad tiring by about half bottle.

10-12-2012 04:13:56 | More by biboergosum
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TheSixthRing

California

3.55/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance - Pours a somewhat clear, reddish copper with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention. Very little in the way of lace. Spotty, at best.

Smell - Bread and honey at the forefront. Sitting beneath is subtle caramel and just a touch sour.

Taste - Bready character to start, with hints of honey and caramel. Finishes with a hop presence that's grassy and earthy in bitterness, and just a touch of sourness.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with a fair amount of carbonation. A touch of buttery smoothness, goes down fairly easy. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall - A fairly good Oktoberfest. Drinkable, and somewhat enjoyable, but it's not a must have.

11-18-2012 21:20:27 | More by TheSixthRing
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +19%

01-24-2013 08:35:03 | More by dertyd
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Shruggy

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

09-11-2012 04:43:02 | More by Shruggy
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mc4z

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-22-2013 21:07:36 | More by mc4z
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Bung

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +16.1%

12oz. Clear amber pour, about a half finger of white head. Retained pretty well.

Aroma, caramel, malt, yellow raisin. Not real potent though.

Taste, malt, much more toasty. Toffee and toasted malt, a little bitter chocolate. Some herbally bitter hops.

About mid bodied, correct carbonation. Drinks very easy.

Maybe a little sharp with the bitter, but overall this was pretty nice.

12-23-2012 03:04:40 | More by Bung
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -32.1%

A: A rustic autumn orange pour is a translucent amber in the vessel accompanied by a bready-frothy light tan head of 1 finge statue. Light to medium rise of effervesce with a modest lacing that was spongy and speckled in coverage. Nice amber color, modest head and a strong carbonation with some lacing earns a tick above average here.

S: Toasty caramel, some nobel green hops of light intentions. nothing much else here.

T: Flavor was a bit of sour caramel twang, metallic and tinny with some moldy hops. Flavor seems a bit off, toasted but very tinny.

M: Highly carbonated soda syrup, a bit of sour twang on the tongue, tinny some caramel greenery.

O: Overall flavor was disjustice to style, a return to the old ways of pyramid, cannot recommend and not impressed. Off flavor, tinny sour stingent malt and a pass/drain pour before middrink.

11-14-2012 01:24:25 | More by beerthulhu
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timbobandit

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

10-16-2013 18:36:00 | More by timbobandit
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Spikester

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +9.5%

Deep amber almost brown with one finger of off white head. Head departs after about 5 minutes leaving a tiny bubble dense curtain of lace.
Smell is toasted malt with a small amount of earthy hops.
Taste is rich roasted malt flavor with just enough earthy hops to keep this from being overly sweet. Malts dominate for sure but there is a good hop backing that makes it more like a dark chocolate effect on the tongue.
Mouthfeel is chewy with the carbonation adding some spicy zing.
Overall this is a very nice beer and would be a good cross over beer for the mostly timid. Great value beer as well.

09-02-2013 05:41:41 | More by Spikester
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isualum12

Idaho

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%

smmoth beer.
smell- hoppy with a burn smell coming off
color- copper yellow fire color
taste- combo of lager and hoppy.
mouthfeel- smooth and dry
overall- I like this beer. It honestly didn't start well but this beer grew on me in the 8 oz pour I had. I really liked it....

Keep up the good work Pyramid....

10-21-2012 01:29:10 | More by isualum12
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WhatAlesMe

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-24-2013 01:51:17 | More by WhatAlesMe
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%

Picked up the Pyramid Autumn 12 pack tonight at the 16th st Albertsons... on sale this was $12... not bad!! Poured into my slim tulip... thin white head.. the brew is clear orange.

the nose is toasty fairly clean maltiness.. some minor spicy hopiness...

Flavor is about the same... toasty/slightly nutty malt is the only real player.. just enough hoppiness to make things come around to balanced..

seems pretty ordinary... but sometimes ordinary is great when it is cheap.

This brew is NEVER going to play on the same field as the Continental examples... but it is pretty okay for what it is.... Don't Hate.

3/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

09-29-2012 07:00:10 | More by JohnGalt1
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-08-2013 19:04:47 | More by GreesyFizeek
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tjcamm

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

10-21-2013 01:28:35 | More by tjcamm
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

10-14-2012 01:08:31 | More by bigbeers84
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

11-24-2013 22:52:57 | More by Chugs13
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plaid75

New York

3.53/5  rDev +5.1%

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a deep copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured earthy caramel and a slight grassy hop.

The taste was dominated by roasted malts, a touch of burnt sugar and a touch of grass.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty brawny malt bomb.

10-14-2013 20:28:25 | More by plaid75
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Oktoberfest from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.