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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

793 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 793
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

markgoodman10, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Brob245, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of jstevep00
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jstevep00, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very light and clear coppery color doesn't purvey much richness but the head was a solid column of foam. It retreated quickly but was impressive while it lasted.

The scent has a touch of robust barley and a nice clean caramel sweetness. There is even a pumpkin spice or nutmeg hidden in the sweet barley tones.

The flavors are all Marzen with a full bodied barley flavor and caramel malts. A little bit of nuttiness can be had along with a toasted bread and roast.

The feel is watery thin with very little carbonated touch. I'd like a thicker more solid feel but other than that I found this to be a rather good Oktoberfest.

KYGunner, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Lewdd
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Lewdd, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

T-RO, Sep 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

tourdot, Sep 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

tvghost, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
1.53/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: A dark copper red appearance, with some minimum head on the edges of the beer and some lingering on the surface of the beer. This is what i'd expect from a oktoberfest.

Smell: high alcohol smell.

Taste: a taste that is high in alcohol and low in flavor. This reminds me of budweiser.

Mouthfeel: Almost no carbonation, and medium thickness. They can atleast get this okay.

Overall: This is pretty bad.

Fergyx825, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of ranger7
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up from Central Market as part of a Pick 6.
From the bottle into a Breckenridge pint glass.
(Review from notes)

A - Red-ish amber. Small amount of carbonation. Thin white head.

S - Sweet apple.

T - Very smooth, not much in the way of bitterness or malt. Not bad, but not interesting.

M - Smooth, no carbonation.

Summary - Really, this is almost an amber ale. I'm not impressed. It's not bad, but not a great example of an Oktoberfest Marzen.

ranger7, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JimmyFlatRock, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

jkn09, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

mikerems, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Jodawn, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Left Hand Oktoberfest

Poured from 12 oz bottle into mason jar. Served chilled...

A) Darker amber... Not much head generated, but what was there settled to a collar. No lacing to report.

S) Malt forward as expected, slightly sweet, a little biscuity. Nice earthy hops on the nose too.

T) The flavor with this grew on me. Needed to let it warm up just a teeny bit. Quite an earthy/herbal hops presence, but that worked well with the malt sweetness. Finishes clean...

M) Medium body with moderate carbonation. Refreshing and smooth. Easy drinking....

O) This is a solid Oktoberfest. It wouldn't be my first, or second, or third option, but it would be an option at some point.

RoamingGnome, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

timoteo833, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

calcutron, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep copper with a slightly off white head which retains well and leaves some lace.
Fairly big malt sweetness provides an enticing welcome to the beer. There is some bread and a touch of fruitiness and hop. Interesting.
Big malty flavor of some sweeter caramel and breadiness. Some spicy and herbal hop.
Drinks smooth with a little prickle.
Very well done American take on the märzen. I'd drink this again.

MattSweatshirt, Sep 08, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Re-reviewing, as I'm picking things up now that I didn't notice 6 years ago.

A: 1 finger light tan head that fell to patchy lace. Clear copper body.

S: Bready and caramel malt. Earthy/herbal hops w/ a touch of fruit (cherry? Apple?). Decent strength.

T. Bready & caramel malt, as you'd expect – but in better than average strength. What's not as expected is a lively herbal/spicy hop presence.

M: Medium body, medium+ carbonation. Lasting caramel bread finish.

O: It stays true enough to style, but it's more complex than most. Somewhat reminiscent of a kirta-halbe. You can drink a lot of it, yet it won't get boring. Very well done.

OKCNittany, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

sanitarium16, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

DeFaz, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

alexanf, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

cbcrunch, Sep 05, 2013
Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.