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Left Hand Oktoberfest - Left Hand Brewing Company

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967 Ratings

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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 36
Gots: 82 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: rowew on 08-22-2006

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Ratings: 967 | Reviews: 378
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This is a great Oktoberfest!

It pours a really clear medium brown that turns golden brown toward the thin parts. The head is perfect, and it has nice lacing. Head retention could be better.

The smell has a perfect balance of beer, bitter and sweetness.

It tastes like a dream beer. It seems to have a sap that sticks with you. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is sticky, fairly light, and even throughout.

Overall, I'd definitely get this beer for my friends for a party.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- A slightly hazed golden orange. A big bubbly off white head.

S- Smells like a lager, a bit of grain, some grass. A bit of caramel. Not much on the nose.

T- Very grainy and quite skunky if im to be honest, and mine is as fresh as they come. Lager yeast flavor. Light caramel. Almost bitter or sour.

M- Light mouth feel, high carbonation. Dry and bitter aftertaste.

O- This is a bad beer. Im usually optimistic when reviewing beers but this one is just plain bad. I hope the bottle I got is just a rotten one because left hand's beers are usually pretty decent.

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S - lager yeast, fruity, toasty

T - fruity, sweet, caramel, bitter hops, lager yeast

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a flavorful marzen but the intense yeast notes throughout are overpowering. the hops are a bit bitter as well and interfere with the caramel. In the end it's a highly drinkable and sessionable. It's worth a try, but I think there are better Oktoberfest beers out there.

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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.