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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 32
Gots: 35 | 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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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4.92/5  rDev +32.3%

Wilkerson05, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of pmcadamis
4.88/5  rDev +31.2%
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.

pmcadamis, Dec 18, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

HopsForBrains, Aug 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

A tasty treat

nick_english, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

stephensinner, Oct 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured an medium amber with not much of a head. What was there quickly disappeared.
Very nice smell of hops
Nice mouthfeel but little flat
Very good taste of light hops and mild spices. One of the best Oktoberfest beers I've had! I could very easily drink a 6 pack in one setting.
You should try it if given the chance.

JDK, Aug 31, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich, clear, dark honey-brown with a thin but somewhat persistent head. Aroma is strong, malty and spicy - I got hints of cloves and cinnamon - with a touch of hops. Flavor is rich, mouth-filling, mainly malty, with spicy undertones. Smooth and very pleasing, this is an excellent autumn beer.

Cyberkedi, Oct 10, 2007
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4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great Oktoberfest!

It pours a really clear medium brown that turns golden brown toward the thin parts. The head is perfect, and it has nice lacing. Head retention could be better.

The smell has a perfect balance of beer, bitter and sweetness.

It tastes like a dream beer. It seems to have a sap that sticks with you. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is sticky, fairly light, and even throughout.

Overall, I'd definitely get this beer for my friends for a party.

Vashtar, Oct 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. Bottled on: Space available, no date.

A - Perfect clarity shows off the carbonation rising in the beautiful golden pumpkin orange beer. An uneventful pour leaves only a finger of cream head behind. Not even the carbonation can sustain it. Little wisps of lace left.

S - The initial aroma is flooded with delicious toasted amber and Vienna malts followed up by a hearty dose of caramel melted on top. Mild but nicely balanced hops spike the malts with a floral component. Awesome oktoberfest nose!

T - Awesome malty profile that mirrors the aroma with a distinctive toasted Vienna and Munich malt flavor and drizzle of caramel over the top. Refreshing hops balance it out very nicely and add subtle, delicate floral notes.

M - Crisp and refreshing, it has a medium body but a carbonated, crisp finish.Leans just a bit to the sweeter side with a pinch of dryness on the finish.

D - Fantastic fall beer! It's a very well-brewed oktoberfest with epic drinkability. I'd pour these into a liter mug if I had enough!

BeerFMAndy, Sep 28, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
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