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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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780 Ratings

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Ratings: 780
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Proclarush, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JB62, Sep 05, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

chillwave22, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bpierso1, Sep 04, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

Guden, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

This was a pretty good Marzen, good amount of roasted malts but a bit too sweet for me. Still, a good beer!

slym, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

rxthree, Sep 01, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +18%

Therealfootball, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Aug 31, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -14.2%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is around a finger high, and shaded heavily off-white. Its fizzy texture doesn't retain that well, nor does it leave behind much lacing. (3)

Smell: The nose leans heavily towards juicy stone fruits, like apricot or even cherry. Of course, the traditional caramel backbone is definitely there, along with touches of grain and spicy hops. Still, the enjoyable fruitiness is this brew's calling card. (3.75)

Taste: Quite big as far as marzens go. It starts off fairly sweet from fruit punch-laden hops, and ends fairly sweet from caramel maltiness. Faint hop spiciness ties everything together...but not that well. Each element doesn't seem quite balanced or cohesive, and that's the biggest letdown here. Having said that, it's still moderately likable. (3)

Mouthfeel: Its bigness can be felt on the palate - it's slightly heavier and sweeter than others in the style. Because it's so rich (relatively speaking), it isn't as eminently quaffable as I'd like. Huge carbonation only helps things out somewhat. (3)

Overall: Not bad - I certainly wouldn't ever refuse a free one of these. It's big and flavorful, but also imbalanced. I would rather buy other examples of the style first. (3.25)

3.2/5: A competent marzen that's slightly too big for its own good

ThisWangsChung, Aug 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ZEB89, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Guitars_and_beer, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Copper colored lager with good clarity. Mildly roasted, caramel and spicy herbal aroma. Nutty flavor. Lots of caramel. Spicy hop. Earthy texture. Crisp finish. Well carbonated. Good stuff.

bnes09, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bwgassman, Aug 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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OsoRojo, Aug 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

JohnnyK, Aug 27, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

Pours a beautiful deep amber with a short lasting foamy white head. There is no lacing. The aroma is fruity with a hint of earthy. The taste has some of the fruit notes but also adds a nice bready depth to the malt profile. There is just a hint of hops on the finish. The body has a nice weight to it with a smooth finish and just a hint of carbonation. My first tastes weren't as good but it opened up with some air and a little warming.

delta490, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mccorvey, Aug 25, 2014
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Lightman, Aug 24, 2014
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rypkr, Aug 24, 2014
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condorsim, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

bronco94, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Daveyjones22, Aug 23, 2014
Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.