Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
3.73/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass.
Pours a crystal clear deep copper venturing into amber, with a one-finger creamy white head on top. Decent retention, and some light lacing. Loads of streaming bubbles.
Nose is sweet, almost intensely so, with a sharp fruity edge. A bit of an herbal hop note
Taste is big and malty; big, fruity caramel sweetness with just a bit of toasty underlying breadiness, even a hint of breadcrust in there underneath the bright fruit. Herbal hop character provides an interesting and unexpected balancing aspect on the dry-ish finish, turning earthy and lingering awhile on the palate.
Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, sharpish carbonation, surprisingly dry on the finish.
Nicely drinkable and balanced, though I tend more towards the Ayinger-model of paler, grassier oktoberfests as a personal preference. Does nothing to take away from the fact that this is a pretty nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2010 21:16:21 | More by JohnQVegas
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3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz Bottle received in trade with cfrancis
Appearance - Clear copper colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, hay/straw/grass
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and light hops. There is also some tea, straw/hay and a grassiness.
Overall - Not my favourite style, but a pretty decent effort. Not something I'd seek out again, but worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 01:14:36 | More by spinrsx
Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.