Oktoberfest - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-24-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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Photo of Onenote81
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep rusty garnet with a thin foamy white cap. Mild lace left behind. The nose is sweet and bready. Notes of caramel, coffee cake, light mineral aromas. Decent body. Moderate heft with ample carbonation. Light bubble play on the tongue.

This beer is a bounty of sweet malts, as expected with this style. The flavors are all pronounced, rather than muted as many of this genre can be. Big flavors of toffee, biscuits, and a mild fruity quality closes it out. The flavors all work together, making this a well-balanced beer. A good Marzen that I'd get again for sure.

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mojoman8561
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of isualum12
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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....

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, an 'Autumn Lager', with little further info proffered on the label.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with two fat fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and somewhat wispy off-white head, which leaves some low rocky shoreline lace around the glass as it lazily melts away.

It smells of crisply biscuity, and somewhat bready pale malt, an edgy nuttiness, wayward caramel notes, a slight metallic astringency, and mild leafy, earthy hops. The taste is more pleasantly soused bready and softened biscuity malt, a still restrained touch of caramel, fruity yeast, black pepper aerosol, some dry, flaky nut crunch breakfast cereal, a significant flinty minerality, and very tame earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are indeed present, but kept to a low, dredging and echoing hum, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually quite smooth, no particular interruptions there, ein Freund. It finishes off-dry, the biscuit, caramel, and cereal components all coalescing to show us who really runs things around here, to the heady disapproval of the lingering booze esters.

Overall, a so-so Oktoberfest - a tasty enough malt profile, but that metallic character gets a tad tiring by about half bottle - not something that you want to hear about a style that inherently encourages repeated refills. Perhaps the West Coast, for once, suffers a bit of a lost in translation effect, being as far from München as they are.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, I'm glad Pyramid ditched those stupid sport labels, going back to basics,

A: Pours amber with a mild white head. Poor head retention, no lace. Good enough colour.

S: Toffee, cracked barley, cereal.

T: Nice taste of Munich malt and cereal. Bit of cloying sugar. Heavily malt oriented.

M: Medium-bodied, very frothy, creamy feel.

O: It's rare enough to find a new Oktoberfest beer in the Southland so I picked this up. The flavours are good and sometimes Pyramid can be found for $4.99/6er so this could be a great play at that price.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of RJLarse
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bomber of Pyramid Oktoberfest in a grocery store. Poured in to my Odessa Deutsches Fest mug.

Pours a deep copper/bromze color, clear with a creamy off-white head.

Smell is faint and generally non-descript. A faint sweet malt aroma perhaps.

The taste is pretty good, a sweet malt and vegetable flavor. perhaps a hint of pumpkin or squash on the flavor. Mild bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly cloying. All in keeping with the style.

Overall a drinkable autumn lager. I think there are better Oktoberfests out there, but I would not turn this down.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Sept. 9, 2012 (purchased at Vons in Mission Gorge (San Diego, Calif.) for a variety 12-pack price of $14.99 on Sept. 9, 2012). Finger of head. Poured a dark caramel, amber with off-white head. Very bubbly. Retention was frothy on the top, none on the sides.

Smelled roasty nuts, lots of malts, toffee, slight caramel and slight chocolate.

Taste wasn’t what I thought it was going to be like. Got smoky ash tray, fire, smoother than I thought, toffee, light roasted nuts. It bit plain at the end.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Above average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

Went back and forth on this beer, but ended up settling on these ratings. Better than the Sam Adams Octoberfest I’ve had in the past.

Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

09/09/2014 update: Has nobody tasted this yet this fall? I was again surprised how flavorful and quaffable this is. Just malty enough with a hint of sweet caramel and a brambly aftertaste. $3.19 fo 22 oz at the Fred Meyer supermarket. Such a deal!
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Lovely dark amber in the narrow Crooked Line tulip. Fine, creamy carbonation with nice lacing down the glass. A pleasant woodsy aroma. Sudsy with a full mouthfeel.

Caramel taste but cut with a bitter flavor. Bitter and tangy from the start, which counters the malty sweetness. Taste bigger and richer to go with the fairtly robust alcohol. Bitterness all the way through the flavors, but not at all the flowery IPA sort. More earthy and woody.

Outstanding example of this often-insipid style. From the 12 oz bottle bought at the new Ralph's supermarket in San Clemente, which has quite a few 12 oz singles.

Photo of CloudStrife
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Oktoberfest from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.