Oktoberfest - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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3.5/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, some hops and some fruit.
T: The taste starts out with bready flavors from a hearty malt character and lager yeast. Then there are some sweet flavors caramel, some spice and some fruit that come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are better options in the style.
10-28-2013 00:09:00 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.1/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
10-17-2013 04:22:15 | More by Slippinghalo
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
3.3/5 rDev -1.8%
This is an amber-brown brew with a full and off-white head. Mostly clear...maybe just slightly hazy. The smell is grainy...wet hay and some hops. A bit of alcohol and malt in the smell as well. The taste is malty and sweet in front, with a full hop presence in the mid-taste. It is well balanced, and aggressively hopped for an Oktoberfest. Full in body, with a lingering sweetness and bitter hop flavor. All in all, I though it was respectably good, but not outstanding.
10-12-2013 22:36:53 | More by Suds
3.15/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
09-14-2013 23:58:11 | More by Zorro
3.69/5 rDev +9.8%
A: Dark brown with a hint of red. Low white head that made a sticky ring around the glass. Only lightly carbonated.
S: Barley and malt. Sweet with honey and molasses and brown sugar. Caramel and a touch of smokiness.
T: Similarly to the smell, malt and molasses, though, the taste is much more acidic and tannin with charred oak and vanilla reminiscent of a bourbon, maybe even some nutmeg. Woodiness continues with a fresh wet cedar and some hazelnut. Finishes slightly crisp with lemon and a touch of grapefruit. I heard some bad things about this, but it hits a nice variety of flavor profiles that appreciate.
M: Medium dry, but. Not overpowering. Not too chewy considering the flavor profile. Slight hay, dried grass and dried leaf aftertaste from the obvious dry hopping. Though, it does not feel too strong, the dry hop was balanced nicely with the other flavors. The aftertaste also has a sweetness to it, but I can forgive it for the full was of the other notes.
O: Fuller flavor than I expect from a okto. I heard some bad stuff about this one, but I disagree. As an Oktoberfest, it may be a bit much, but as a brown ale (or even an stronger amber), this is a solid choice if you enjoy a strong hop backbone.
09-11-2013 01:11:26 | More by constantine_272
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
Oktoberfest from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.