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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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948 Ratings

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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 36
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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Photo of Jason
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
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 +13.6%
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 BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Man are the Oktoberfest's comming out early this year. Good to see this new arrival popping up this week. Aromas give a medium malty, bready, caramelly rich nose; with hints of barley flavors and grains mixed in. The appearance is a brightly hued color of copper, golden, and amber--quite nice. Very clear with a continuous layer of foam, but little lacing. Flavors give a medium character of deep, rich barley malts with light caramel, bread, and hints of nuttiness. However flavors of grains soon make their way in, above the moderate bready flavors. The feel is a little light / thin, not allowing the rich maltiness to last deep into the aftertaste. Instead, a mild grain husk flavor gains intensity and follows deep into the lingering. Good beer, I just demand more from a good Oktoberfest.

BEERchitect, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of DuffDaddy
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Mixed six from Plantation Total Wine

DuffDaddy, Yesterday at 02:17 PM
Photo of juzh12
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

juzh12, Tuesday at 09:29 PM
Photo of Shockey
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%

Shockey, Monday at 07:44 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Trashcat, Monday at 02:47 PM
Photo of dditto2
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dditto2, Saturday at 11:31 PM
Photo of tillmac62
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

BBD 12/4/14. Clear amber pour with a beautiful dark ruby cast. Normal head and retention, excellent lacing. Light nose of biscuit with caramel hints over a faint pear like citric note. Almost medium body with a distinct creamy texture. Heavier than most Oktoberfests, which is a plus. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The wonderful flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a burst of biscuit against a caramel backbone that effervesces into a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is herbal in nature (with a bit of rind), gives the tongue a nice tart pucker, then releases into pear notes. The finish is clean and leaves you with a mild bitterness over a faint biscuit sweetness that is somewhat dry. One of best!

tillmac62, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

dsshuck, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of Psberrier
4/5  rDev +7%

Psberrier, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of blinky1717
4.04/5  rDev +8%

blinky1717, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +7%

yemenmocha, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev -19.8%

HoppySeb, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

hozersr, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Gkelley75
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%

Gkelley75, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of audiobill
5/5  rDev +33.7%

audiobill, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

This is a decent Marzen.....sweet balanced by maize malt base. The beer was a rich clear amber with thin head....that did not lace. Body was medium with decent carbonation. Overall...it was good.

WoodBrew, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

bmaxtothemax, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of churchillps
4.75/5  rDev +27%

The perfect Oktoberfest. My favorite iteration of the style

churchillps, Nov 03, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -12.3%

Slizy22, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of VicBorghiani
4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

VicBorghiani, Nov 02, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +10.2%

Ferment1, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Sark, Nov 01, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

Johntomk, Oct 31, 2014
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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.