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Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

87 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Pens1967, Sunday at 01:35 AM
Photo of myelo
4/5  rDev +16.3%

On tap at Strauss Brewery restaurant in downtown San Diego. Clear amber bonze with thin tan head. Bready, nutty nose with slight floral hops. Vienna and Munich malt with mild tastiness balanced with subtle. Body is a bit thin. Overall a nice Marzan style lager. Would pair well with pork dishes.

myelo, Saturday at 11:36 PM
Photo of funkel81
4.16/5  rDev +20.9%

funkel81, Saturday at 05:27 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

MEO89, Oct 20, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -18.6%

Cobrabob428, Oct 17, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Modernrickk, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Totalpackage411, Oct 14, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

Bung, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Bubbawilly88, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

dertyd, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

MissBaker, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

kmanjohnson, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

BreweryRun, Jul 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

GClarkage, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

MikeMilanoDesign, Dec 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Zach_Voth, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a finger and half of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is caramel candy and wet grain. On the bold side.
The taste is caramel sweetness with mild pine bitterness. Nicely balanced.
The texture is chewy with crisp edges and moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable.

Fatehunter, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

geuze_gone_wild, Oct 08, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

largadeer, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of rawfish
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apricot and amber, good clarity. Pour nets a quickly forming two finger head that has no retention and leaves no lacing on the glass. Sits in the glass looking like iced tea after a while.

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.

Drinkable body and balanced. Carbonation somewhat interferes with the flavor in this brew. Malt is robust and sticky.

Flavorful beer, layered sweetness and drinkable. Rough around the edges, I would like more balance and less sweetness but it is good for what it is.

rawfish, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of hopsputin
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a: clean, amber with some very slight purple coming through. 2 finger head that fades pretty quickly

s: sweet malts are dominate right away, followed by metallic notes - quite a bit of metal. ends with something slightly hay/grassy-like.

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.

hopsputin, Sep 30, 2013
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Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.