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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

963 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 35
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: rowew on 08-22-2006

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Photo of BB1980
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redleg411
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The aroma is toasty, biscuity, and sweet with a touch of toffee and a little citrus and flowers after a couple minutes. Deep copper and mostly clear with an off-white head. The flavor is smooth and malty with spicy, woody, and somewhat citrusy hops. Moderately bitter. The alcohol is mild but noticeable. Smooth with a medium body, restrained carbonation, and a good amount of crispness.

The aroma and flavor are both nice enough but neither is extraordinary. The flavor in particular has plenty of malt, but it competes with the woody bitterness and alcohol. Not bad, at any rate.

Photo of brewqueno
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derrill
2.11/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I just really didn't enjoy the beer

Photo of Paulieblaze
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

If I see a left hand beer I need it in both my right hand and left hand.

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best By 12/26/14. Bought about two months ago in a mixed six.

Eye-catching label graphic of an open-mouthed jungle cat.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Clear copper with a finger plus thick offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Bread crust.

t; Bready to caramel up front with some hop bite following. Finish is mostly dry. Light fruit notes develop later.

m: Medium with good body and some carbonation tingle.

o: A solid Marzen which I'm drinking a bit late for the season but which still works as a good dinner brew with fried scallops and baked potato.

Photo of dsnyder61
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of kwm5067
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of kplooki
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Crimkj
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Bradrey5
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Mixed six from Plantation Total Wine

Photo of juzh12
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Shockey
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%

Photo of dditto2
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

BBD 12/4/14. Clear amber pour with a beautiful dark ruby cast. Normal head and retention, excellent lacing. Light nose of biscuit with caramel hints over a faint pear like citric note. Almost medium body with a distinct creamy texture. Heavier than most Oktoberfests, which is a plus. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The wonderful flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a burst of biscuit against a caramel backbone that effervesces into a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is herbal in nature (with a bit of rind), gives the tongue a nice tart pucker, then releases into pear notes. The finish is clean and leaves you with a mild bitterness over a faint biscuit sweetness that is somewhat dry. One of best!

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Psberrier
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of blinky1717
4.04/5  rDev +8%

Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +7%

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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.