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Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

75 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.37%
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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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

10-04-2013 05:27:08 | More by largadeer
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rawfish

California

3.66/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 05:17:09 | More by rawfish
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hopsputin

California

3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 01:47:44 | More by hopsputin
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-26-2013 15:11:12 | More by GraduatedCashew
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jlisuk

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

09-25-2013 03:53:49 | More by jlisuk
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2GOOFY

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-14-2013 01:00:42 | More by 2GOOFY
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Kelrel9

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

07-10-2013 01:52:08 | More by Kelrel9
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jwalden

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-05-2013 21:06:04 | More by jwalden
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dwtyler

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-04-2013 01:34:07 | More by dwtyler
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somnus

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-18-2013 23:21:32 | More by somnus
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UC_SanDiegoDormRoomBrewer


4/5  rDev +17%

02-21-2013 07:07:41 | More by UC_SanDiegoDormRoomBrewer
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Devinph

California

4/5  rDev +17%

02-06-2013 05:29:04 | More by Devinph
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rand

California

3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at their brewery in Carlsbad, poured into a weizen glass.

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.

M: Light body, ample carbonation scrubs the sweet aspects.

Underrated Marzen, I look forward to this season when this is available all over SoCal. A nice and satisfying change from the uber-hopped beer that's all over the place.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 22:53:22 | More by rand
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-17-2012 05:59:25 | More by mhaugo
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a startlingly clear copper color with a two-fingered cap that persists reasonably well and leaves a few shards behind

Smell: Toffee and tea (with a subtle herbal quality)

Taste: Toffee, up front, with an unusual grassy, herbal tea character that develops in the middle bringing a touch of Ricola to the profile; the malt flavor lingers through the finish but never really distinguishes itself with a punch

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A rather unusual Oktoberfest with an odd herbal twist that isn't particularly endearing to my palate

Thanks, cocoapuph, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 17:04:14 | More by brentk56
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

10-19-2012 15:46:08 | More by tbeq00
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +17%

10-17-2012 02:52:27 | More by t0rin0
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StoicBeast

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-29-2012 09:55:57 | More by StoicBeast
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likeemdark

California

2/5  rDev -41.5%

01-27-2012 14:35:06 | More by likeemdark
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-22-2012 22:26:17 | More by djaeon
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rob99er

California

4/5  rDev +17%

01-08-2012 04:52:05 | More by rob99er
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hawkmage

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

12-31-2011 04:52:47 | More by hawkmage
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nanobrew

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-23-2011 17:40:07 | More by nanobrew
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jmccraney

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-20-2011 07:17:45 | More by jmccraney
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AlexM

California

4/5  rDev +17%

11-14-2011 19:35:15 | More by AlexM
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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