Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a beautiful Marzen Copper color with a big frothy off white head in my SA BL glass. Sporadic lacing.
Smell: The aroma is lager subtle with caramel malt, toffee and fruit an earth hop and splash of orange sunshine.
Taste: The flavor is sweet. A bit of a surprise. it is malty and rich and sweet. Tasty but not a sessioner. Toasted toffee and caramel leads into a fruit flavor, old apricots and another indistinct fruit sweetness. The flavor then turns very vegetal. An attribute I am not a big fan of but too many O-fest beers contain. This one goes herbal but then further and is a bit to lettuce leafy and greens in the finish especially. It is OK, just not a preference of mine.
Mouthfeel: On mouthfeel I must admit, I like it. The rich malty body works well to make a hearty, with fluffy carbonation making it a bit pillowy.
Drinkability: The sweetness in the flavor and the big mouthfeel are fine but this is not the extremely drinkable O-Fest I want. That said, I would still take a cold one with some Brats and enjoy it, before moving on to a different beer.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2007 04:57:46 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
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 686 ratings.