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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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828 Ratings

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 33
Gots: 42 | 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:
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(Beer added by: rowew on 08-22-2006)
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Photo of Jason
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
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
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
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
Photo of clausr
4/5  rDev +7.2%

clausr, Yesterday at 04:00 PM
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

fossage78, Yesterday at 03:59 PM
Photo of gangstafaceclay
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

gangstafaceclay, Yesterday at 03:37 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

GFish, Sunday at 11:56 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Oakenator, Sunday at 10:26 PM
Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep translucent amber that glows in the light. The head is small and there is no lacing when sipped.
S- A rich malty aroma invites a taste.
T- A strong undertow of malts swirl around on the tongue and then hang ten with a glorious sweet hop crispness that fades cleanly and pleasantly down the hatch.
M- The carbonation is perfect and in combination with the malt profile leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue.
O- This is a brilliant Oktoberfest.

FatBoyGotSwagger, Sunday at 08:43 PM
Photo of leppard77
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

One of the best Octoberfest beers I've tried. Very tasty without a ton of bitterness.

leppard77, Sunday at 08:00 PM
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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

jheezee, Sunday at 07:18 PM
Photo of Wasupmx
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Wasupmx, Sunday at 04:38 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

J-Bonestradamus, Sunday at 06:29 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bundy462, Sunday at 01:22 AM
Photo of Cmteagardin
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%

Cmteagardin, Sunday at 01:05 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

Jamesd3108, Saturday at 06:30 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bieniek30, Friday at 11:49 PM
Photo of chef_blake85
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Smooth taste, subtle hop characteristic

chef_blake85, Friday at 10:03 PM
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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

DeltaFour, Friday at 06:14 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

WanderingFool, Friday at 01:46 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

liquorpig, Friday at 01:43 AM
Photo of dcscientist
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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.

dcscientist, Thursday at 09:11 PM
Photo of cambabeer
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a great october fest. Very malty and crisp, nice carbonation. Deep ruby mahogany color and a thin head on the top. Mild lacing on the way down. Chives and cinnamon make up some nice undertones with the alcohol more noticeable to me than with many oktoberfests. Nice hop finish. Bought this as a single bottle... going back for a 6 pack tomorrow.

cambabeer, Thursday at 04:26 AM
Photo of utopiajane
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%

This poured a lovely orange with yellow hues in it and good clarity. Had a fat head that fell slowly and left lace. Simply gorgeous in the glass. Reminds me of a pretty girl with a stature if you will. Nose is tempting with a hefty hit of toasted bread crust first that gives way to some light but luscious caramel. A faint bit of herbal on the nose a small hint that the very kernel of this grain might just be a bit nutty. Tastes just like that. Smooth, malty, a grainy little edge and a light little herbal. Sweet too. Rounds out at the back palate with a faint bitter. Drying, dry and lingers with a bit of malty sweetness. Lovely, clean and very good. Medium mouthfeel that is thin meaning not thick or heavy. Perfect!

utopiajane, Wednesday at 08:51 PM
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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.