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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

957 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 957
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 33
Gots: 73 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - This deep ruby brew is topped with a short lived one finger head. This is a pretty hue, but it's unfortunate that the head is so small since I poured this VERY aggressively into my big snifter. Swirling helps the head build back up to a solid finger after falling down to a wispy haze, and some very good looking crusty lace sticks to the glass like super glue.

S - Malty as hell with hints of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and cinnamon. In my opinion, this is what O-Fests are all about.... malty caramely goodness with a nice "autumn leaf" hop note playing second fiddle. This fits the stlye to a "T" and I could go on smelling this one for hours. There are some complimentary nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee, and mineral notes going on here, with a gentle touch of what almost seems to be bubblegum. This kicks ass.

T - Brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, caramel, toffee, light mineral undertones, and a really nice but tastefully understated dose of "wet-brown-leaf" hops. I hail from an area of the country known for it's historically German population and the abundance of German lager-brewing mastery, and I have to give props to a Colorado brewery for showing restraint with the hops (for once) and brewing a genuinely malty and tasty O-Fest. For the record... I loves my hops, but for this style, (which happens to be one of my favorites), malt is king, and Left Hand is doing everything in their power to outdo the Germans themselves!

M - Medium bodied, firm, biscuity, and solid. This is EXACTLY what a good session beer should feel like... not oppressing and heavy, but far from light bodied. Carbonation is restrained and silken, while the finish is sweet and full of carrot cake notes. Whoo! This is good!

D - As if you haven't noticed, I've been really impressed with this brew. This is one of the most sessionable beers in this most sessionable of styles. Could be a new "go-to" beer for me.

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The perfect Oktoberfest. My favorite iteration of the style

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Outstanding Oktoberfest. This is one of my favorite styles, and Left Hand knocks it out of the park. Make sure you try this one in the fall. A good friend who usually stays away from anything in the amber realm tried this and declared "that is a damn good Oktoberfest", so there's all the endorsement you need.

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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 957 ratings.