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Oktoberfest - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-24-2012)
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Photo of beerthulhu
2.28/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

beerthulhu, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Metz
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Metz, Jan 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

N3rdM3t4l, Sep 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

typee1, Oct 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

2neardead, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of NOLTERN
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

NOLTERN, Oct 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

tjcamm, Oct 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

tubeyes, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of rph97
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

rph97, May 10, 2013
Photo of cbutova
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First brew from Pyramid, seems to finally have invaded MA.

A- Pint glass pour with a ruby red body and a light tan head. Retention is good but it all falls dramatically to a small ring and very thin cloud. Just a few spots of lace on the glass.

S- A simple mix of buttery caramel malts, nutty hints and some dark fruit. Takes a lot of effort to pick up.

T- A nutty, spiced raisin presence fills the palate with some of the aforementioned caramel and buttery hints. Some Euro hops, a bit spicy and herbal/floral.

MF- Right in the middle of watery and creamy, the body is of light-moderate thickness. Carbonation level is moderate and there is a decent bitterness.

Average Marzen.

cbutova, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into tulip

Pours a slightly hazed caramel color with some beige head resting on top. Spotty lacing dots the glass while drinking.

Earthy, leafy hops in the nose with some toasted bread crust. Malty and slightly sweet with some caramel.

Light leafy hoppiness up front washed away by a wave of roasted malts. Bread crust, biscuit and caramel with soft sweetness. A hint of pumpkin and spice. Finishes with malty sweetness.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, bubbly and crisp on the palate. This is a great example of a completely average Oktoberfest.

xnicknj, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of colts9016
2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint at 42 degrees.

Appearance: A two finger head that is frothy and creamy. The head is off white and left a little lacing on the glass. The head has really good retention. The color of the beer is medium dark copper color with amber hues. The clarity of the beer is close to opaque; however, some carbonation bubble are visible.

Nose: A rich roasted malt and toasted malt aromas with some yeast. The hops is a bit fruity with some citrus notes.

Taste: Medium roasted malt with toasted flavors. Some bread and yeast notes. The hops is fruity and has some citrus and floral notes.

Mouth feel of the beer is carbonated, slightly astringent, and creamy.

Overall: The beer is a descent example of Oktoberfest. I would have like to seen a deeper malt character. The hops in the beer is a tad too strong for a rich creamy and smooth finish.

colts9016, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Shruggy, Sep 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Kevlee722, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Braz, Aug 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

ygtbsm94, Oct 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

brinkdeer, Sep 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Docrock, Oct 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

humulusphile, Dec 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

sevenshubby, Nov 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Veebz, Oct 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

NYR_Rob, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Slippinghalo
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice Autumn, clear, lager appearance with a finger-width tan head

Slight roasted malt smell with grassy notes

I feel that the sweetness was hacked by the bitterness of the hops at the end. It was balanced and the alcohol taste was covered nicely.

The mouthfeel was what would be expected of a lager. It was full in front and crisp at the end.

Overall, it was okay, but I didn't get the typical Oktoberfest/Marzen that I wanted.

Slippinghalo, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear copper colored lager with a medium sized tan colored head.

Smells malty and perfumed well with floral hops. Toasted grain and some burnt sugar with grassy yet flowery hops.

Starts out malty with a solid bitter snap in the finish. Tastes much like it smells. Some toasted grain and a caramel flavor. But it has the taste of a generic Marzen.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is pretty generic Marzen. Wouldn't do much for another but I will be finishing them all with no complaints.

Zorro, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of riored4v
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

riored4v, Jan 09, 2013
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Oktoberfest from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.