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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 910
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 33
Gots: 66 | 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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Photo of Jason
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
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 +13.6%
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
Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Man are the Oktoberfest's comming out early this year. Good to see this new arrival popping up this week. Aromas give a medium malty, bready, caramelly rich nose; with hints of barley flavors and grains mixed in. The appearance is a brightly hued color of copper, golden, and amber--quite nice. Very clear with a continuous layer of foam, but little lacing. Flavors give a medium character of deep, rich barley malts with light caramel, bread, and hints of nuttiness. However flavors of grains soon make their way in, above the moderate bready flavors. The feel is a little light / thin, not allowing the rich maltiness to last deep into the aftertaste. Instead, a mild grain husk flavor gains intensity and follows deep into the lingering. Good beer, I just demand more from a good Oktoberfest.

BEERchitect, Aug 18, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

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Photo of HipCzech
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Serving: 12 oz can poured into a Libbey Gibraltar 7 oz glass.

Appearance: Clear medium amber; thick, foamy, off white head; minimal lacing.

Smell: Lightly malty, sweet and grainy.

Taste: Full, malty body; toasted cereal, caramel and sweetish fruit (apple). Lightly herbal, hoppy, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Fuller, malty Märzen with layered malt flavors and some good hop balance.

HipCzech, Friday at 06:59 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +19.8%

s35keith, Oct 14, 2014
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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.