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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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789 Ratings

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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 354
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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Photo of Jason
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Look: Clear brass color, excellent lacing

Smell: Clean, deep maltiness, faint taffy, loaf of bread, peppery, faint whiff of alcohol

Taste: Super clean, lots of bready tones, crust and toast, noticeable hop bitterness, herbal flavor, mild spice, nutty graininess, drying and still very clean aftertaste

Superb, one of the best of its style. Great job guys!!

Jason, Sep 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.

While many beer geeks dream of one day going to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest, many others have come to appreciate locally brewed Oktoberfest beer right in their back yard. Left Hand uses both Munich and Pilsner Malt with German Magnum and Vanguard hops to achieve their autumnal offering.

The carbonation has no problem pushing up a sizable head, which seems to take forever to dissipate. Glowing orange-amber-color shows a stunning clarity. Big malt nose with aromas of toasted bread, grainy crackers and a hint of sweetness that lays up against an herbal hop. Creamy mouthfeel with a rolling crispness that comes off the top of the medium body. Quick breath of alcohol. Biscuity flavor all around, sticking to the palate. Very clean from top to bottom. Hop bitterness shows just enough to balance and leaves a bit of herbal flavor from middle to end. Finishes toasty sweet with a light lingering hop.

We sized this one up and it came through like a champ. Not only does it have the upper hand for freshness compared to its German counterparts, but it drops a complex but drinkable malt bomb on the taste buds. Worthy of a mass ja!

BeerAdvocate, Jul 07, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

tjb27, Today at 05:40 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Sambo4, Today at 05:24 AM
Photo of OsoRojo
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Revisiting this beer after an initial tasting a few weeks back. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass...medium head, wonderful mild copper color. Nice aroma, malty with hints of spice. Classic Marzen body and taste. A very nice beer for this style, enjoyed best as the Fall sets in. Enjoy!

OsoRojo, Today at 05:16 AM
Photo of logicalparadox
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

This Oktoberfest beer pours with a thick, luscious head that sticks to the glass; just what I love to see from a beer. A nice color, with aromas of biscuity, toasted grains and a faint sweetness. Flavors of grain predominate, with hints of cotton candy in the back. A nice offering of this style! One worth a second (or third!) try!.

logicalparadox, Today at 04:29 AM
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Malt bomb with a profile that's both sweet and clean. Smells like fall, a blend of pumpkin and stewed apple under a blanket of bread dough. As for the palate, it's all about rich malt character: buttery pie crust, pumpernickel, wheat toast, hints of apricot, marshmallow, and jammy stone fruit. Hops are faint, slightly peppering the back end of the profile for a more clean, balanced finish (though the beer as a whole is nowhere near dry). A little on the sweet side for me, but that's its only flaw - everything else spells great drinking.

BarryMFBurton, Today at 02:05 AM
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1.04/5  rDev -72%

Sirath21, Today at 12:22 AM
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2.68/5  rDev -28%

Coytrain79, Yesterday at 06:31 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DiggerDahl, Yesterday at 04:17 AM
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3.64/5  rDev -2.2%

Wayne17, Yesterday at 03:35 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Brams17, Friday at 07:51 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +15.1%

Desimoaj, Friday at 01:24 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

mlklein27, Thursday at 09:54 PM
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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

Canada_Dan, Thursday at 09:36 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

TFMyriad, Thursday at 04:28 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

udubdawg, Wednesday at 09:30 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

whatname, Wednesday at 01:25 PM
Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Pours a clear amber color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of toasted malt with some spiciness.

Tastes of the full, toasted malts with a supportive hoppiness. Malts lead off with notes of caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. Nutty flavors come through as well. Hops come add in some herbal and earthy spiciness. Finishes fairly clean with a light sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done Oktoberfest.

ocelot2500, Wednesday at 03:45 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

lupercmda, Wednesday at 01:42 AM
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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%

Bpc24, Tuesday at 07:36 AM
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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

DavidHume, Tuesday at 05:09 AM
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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
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