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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

776 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 776
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 32
Gots: 33 | 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 steveh
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Found some of this year's Okto after being pretty absent around here for the last couple years. Little update.

12 ounce brown longneck with the new, somewhat odd, label. A white tiger for Oktoberfest? No freshness date or ABV. LH web states 6.6%!

A -- Clear, deep copper-amber with a creamy, light tan head that settles rather quickly.

S -- Light nutty, bready nose with some light astringency from alcohol.

T -- Light bitterness and spicy pepperiness up front with mild breadiness in the middle and an alcohol pepperiness in the finish.

M -- Medium body with a very dry mouthfeel overall.

O -- A rather dry Oktoberfest -- Imperial Märzen? While the bready flavors are good, they're overshadowed by the mouthfeel. Looking at my previous review I found it very similar.

****
2009 - Review
2009 Offering (I hope, bottled-on box is empty).

A -- Deep and clear orange-amber color with a thick, off-white head (much darker color than the beer pictured in the Maßkruge on the label!).

S -- Mild DMS and bready/yeasty malts. Vague touch of spicy hops. Peppery alcohol becomes more apparent with warmth.

T -- Fleetingly sweet, bready malts with a nuttiness back that turns very dry in the finish. Result of the 6% ABV, I'm sure - a bit high for the style. Some lingering hop spiciness in the aftertaste, even some vague dark fruitiness, but not distracting.

M -- Medium body with a smooth & crisp mouthfeel.

D -- While a tasty beer, drinkability is a bit daunting as it would be difficult to drink a few of these in an evening without the dryness becoming fatiguing.

Serving type: bottle

4 - 3 - 3.5 - 3.5 - 3 -- 3.33

steveh, Aug 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BeerHunter76, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Naterobsnyk4, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.36/5  rDev +16.9%

Poured into a dimpled mug.

The beer is the purest of deep, rich copper. A cream colored head recedes to a thinnish film with light lacing.

Smells of malts, caramel, and a cinnamon spiciness.

Tastes so rich and in the Americanized marzen fashion. A great malty presence where the caramel sweetness isn't too much. There's a clever hint of spices and cinnamon in the end. Almost a bubblegum type of sweetness as well.
Mouthfeel is sharp and dry, medium body.

Overall, just a great marzen. Very drinkable and spicy.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 25, 2012
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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.