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Oktoberfest - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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constantine_272

Oregon

3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2013 01:11:26 | More by constantine_272
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RWACKO

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

09-09-2013 10:27:19 | More by RWACKO
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grittybrews

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

09-08-2013 02:45:54 | More by grittybrews
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Spikester

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 05:41:41 | More by Spikester
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mc4z

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -10.4%

08-21-2013 06:54:59 | More by Braz
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-25-2013 20:31:32 | More by TwoTrees
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jesseejames

Montana

3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a nice beer for its class. It has a nice nose and a wonderful malty taste. It seems to lack a head but perhaps that was because it was poured in a hurry into the glass. I was served this beer and did not pour it myself. I liked the wonderful fruity aroma of this beer and will drink more of it when it is available.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 19:44:28 | More by jesseejames
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rph97

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

05-10-2013 00:48:23 | More by rph97
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Juno_Malone

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -3%

04-15-2013 01:52:09 | More by Juno_Malone
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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

California

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Everything that should be in an “autumn lager” is there, but they just didn’t get the subtly nor the complexity into it that the better brews have. Plenty of caramel malts, with hints of pumpkin and hops for balance. Very sweet.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 23:44:41 | More by TheMarkE
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riored4v

Colorado

3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-19-2012 22:18:51 | More by bluckbeyes
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tubeyes

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

12-02-2012 23:39:59 | More by tubeyes
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darcange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-01-2012 15:48:29 | More by darcange
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber, light brown color. Crystal clear. Off white, dense head. Leaves some raised ringed lace after the initial sips.

"Deep" toasted caramel malt, slightly sweet.

The flavor is dryer than the smell. Nearly no hop. The finish is mildly sour. Plenty of biscuit and toasted bread to the flavor. Rich body with a low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 01:15:59 | More by smcolw
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sevenshubby

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

11-22-2012 21:18:01 | More by sevenshubby
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3%

11-20-2012 02:51:24 | More by sparx1100
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TheSixthRing

California

3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -31.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 01:24:25 | More by beerthulhu
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

11-11-2012 14:49:54 | More by tbone1384
Oktoberfest from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.