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Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

76 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2003)
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Reviews by DennisD:
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DennisD

California

4.72/5  rDev +38%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: amber/orange hue, clear with a nice head
Smell: toasty, dried fruit
Taste: bready, malty, caramel
Mouthfeel: medium and nicely carbonated
Drinkability: Awesome. This was a great beer. I will be having more. Very nice representation.

Serving type: 12 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 18:32:36 | More by DennisD
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The aroma is caramel candy and wet grain. On the bold side.
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Huge malt aroma, toffee, honey, cereal grains, raw-husks and a backing of mineral, grassy and dry hops.

Moderate caramel graininess, toffee sweetness, good and nutty flavor. Balancing hops, grassy and earthy with a twinge of mineral flavors and drying.

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t: very lager-like taste. sweet malts, bread, caramel, nutty with a very faint hint of chocolate syrup

m: medium, with medium carbonation

o: eh, i'm rather disappointed with this. its not terrible, there are much better representations of the style to spend your money on.

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A. Apricot-orange in color, slightly opaque with little head or lacing.

S: The nose is bready, earthy, husky grain. Slight caramel sweetness touches an otherwise dry and subtle bouquet.

T: More bold than the nose, with toasty malts at the front of the palate. Slightly caramelly, a tinge of lemon citrus. Earthy, tea-like malts pop up toward the finish, drying the palate. Everything is layered nicely, highly drinkable and satisfying.

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Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.