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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 832
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 33
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rowew on 08-22-2006)
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4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Look: Clear brass color, excellent lacing

Smell: Clean, deep maltiness, faint taffy, loaf of bread, peppery, faint whiff of alcohol

Taste: Super clean, lots of bready tones, crust and toast, noticeable hop bitterness, herbal flavor, mild spice, nutty graininess, drying and still very clean aftertaste

Superb, one of the best of its style. Great job guys!!

Jason, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.

While many beer geeks dream of one day going to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest, many others have come to appreciate locally brewed Oktoberfest beer right in their back yard. Left Hand uses both Munich and Pilsner Malt with German Magnum and Vanguard hops to achieve their autumnal offering.

The carbonation has no problem pushing up a sizable head, which seems to take forever to dissipate. Glowing orange-amber-color shows a stunning clarity. Big malt nose with aromas of toasted bread, grainy crackers and a hint of sweetness that lays up against an herbal hop. Creamy mouthfeel with a rolling crispness that comes off the top of the medium body. Quick breath of alcohol. Biscuity flavor all around, sticking to the palate. Very clean from top to bottom. Hop bitterness shows just enough to balance and leaves a bit of herbal flavor from middle to end. Finishes toasty sweet with a light lingering hop.

We sized this one up and it came through like a champ. Not only does it have the upper hand for freshness compared to its German counterparts, but it drops a complex but drinkable malt bomb on the taste buds. Worthy of a mass ja!

BeerAdvocate, Jul 07, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Mark88, Yesterday at 06:34 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Rosstheboss, Yesterday at 02:11 AM
Photo of HattedClassic
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a fluffy off white head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a clear copper that is a bit orange in color as well. The smell has a strong malty caramel smell and a tangy orange hop smell. The beer taste is similar to the smell. Although, the sweetness is a bit sweeter. The tangy orange hop taste works well because of the huge contrast between the two tastes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the lighter side. The finish is smooth with very little carbonation. Overall, a pretty good Oktoberfest and one worth getting when available.

HattedClassic, Yesterday at 01:08 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%

Omegaf0x, Tuesday at 05:23 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ryanjtravis, Monday at 05:11 PM
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

clausr, Monday at 04:00 PM
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

fossage78, Monday at 03:59 PM
Photo of gangstafaceclay
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

gangstafaceclay, Monday at 03:37 AM
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

burnstar, Monday at 12:24 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

GFish, Sunday at 11:56 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Oakenator, Sunday at 10:26 PM
Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep translucent amber that glows in the light. The head is small and there is no lacing when sipped.
S- A rich malty aroma invites a taste.
T- A strong undertow of malts swirl around on the tongue and then hang ten with a glorious sweet hop crispness that fades cleanly and pleasantly down the hatch.
M- The carbonation is perfect and in combination with the malt profile leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue.
O- This is a brilliant Oktoberfest.

FatBoyGotSwagger, Sunday at 08:43 PM
Photo of leppard77
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

One of the best Octoberfest beers I've tried. Very tasty without a ton of bitterness.

leppard77, Sunday at 08:00 PM
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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

jheezee, Sunday at 07:18 PM
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Wasupmx, Sunday at 04:38 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

J-Bonestradamus, Sunday at 06:29 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bundy462, Sunday at 01:22 AM
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%

Cmteagardin, Sunday at 01:05 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

Jamesd3108, Saturday at 06:30 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bieniek30, Friday at 11:49 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Smooth taste, subtle hop characteristic

chef_blake85, Friday at 10:03 PM
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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

DeltaFour, Sep 26, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

WanderingFool, Sep 26, 2014
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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
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