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Oktoberfest - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
85
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 09-19-2010)
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Photo of ajzy
1/5  rDev -73.3%

ajzy, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of UrbanCaveman
2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2

A: Pours a nice amber-brown, with a good light head. Left a fair amount of lacing down the glass.

S: Floral notes. The last thing I personally want out of a marzen. Beneath those, toast and yeast, which I would expect.

T: Floral notes confirmed - there's definitely some amount of resiny-flowery hops in this alleged marzen. The bready malt one expects as the base for this style is present, but for me, buried beneath the perfume.

M: Creamy, smooth, and full - Hinterland nailed the mouthfeel for this one.

O: I was disappointed to find an appreciable amount of hopping done to a marzen, hence the lower score. I will not repeat this one.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 10, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -40%

XmnwildX12, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Nemers
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Nemers, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of GABrew
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

GABrew, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
2.85/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

16oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is toasted bready malt and not much else.

T- The taste like the aroma is malty with a touch of bitterness from the hops in the finish. This one is a tad hoppier than a traditional Oktoberfest. I don't mind an Oktoberfest with a little more hops, but it would been nice for the beer to have a stronger malt backbone.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not my favorite Oktoberfest out there but it isn't bad either.

cjgator3, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I left it out of the cooler for a bit first. Poured with a smallish, cream colored head that soon settle to a small island, a broken ring, and no lace. Color is a clear red orange amber with a bubble trail. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, caramel. Flavor is much the same as nose with hops and sweetness standling out with a little tang. Body and carbonation are ok. Finish is like flavor, a little on the short side, and a hint of alcohol. More hoppy than a traditional Okfest.

drpimento, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of XenonX
3/5  rDev -20%

XenonX, Nov 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20%

coldmeat23, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Extremely carbonated golden yellow. Thin lacing across the top. Nose is biscuity an spicy hops. Flavor is lacking any characteristics of an oktober. It is closer to a pilsner or kolsch. Light malty body with some spicy German noble hops. Thin body with a lot of carbonation. Missed the mark on this one. It didn't taste all that bad but, Oktoberfest?

DrinkingDrake, Sep 23, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ohiobeer29, Aug 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

CWhite, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of atone315
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

atone315, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

beernads, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of LordBeardman
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

LordBeardman, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Review #1800. A new brewery 'round these parts, their O-Fest made a debut at the latest Bliss tasting. It pours a mostly clear tawny-amber topped by a finger of rather light tan foam. The nose comprises toffee, light greens, grass, light orange peel, and a few drops of maple syrup. The taste focuses instead on toasted wheat, walnut, and orange rind, whilst the rest of the aforementioned elements play around very quietly in the background. Most of the these other pieces, though, do not come through amidst the maw of grain and nut. It's a bit much, frankly. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly grainy feel. Overall, an okay O-Fest at best. I hope the other brews we've got from this brewery work better for me; we'll just have to wait and see...

TMoney2591, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of puboflyons
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on September 10, 2011. It pours orange-amber with a reasonable head that does not last long. The aroma is of malts and perfume. The body is a little thinner than I might have liked. There is a rather odd overripe fruit character mixed in the with the malts and perfumed hops.

puboflyons, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of Florida9
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear light copper in color. Forms an extra thin fizzy head that quickly fizzes away to absolute nothingness. No lacing.

S: Muted, but what is there is caramel malt and some light grassy hops.

T: Caramel malt. Toast. Mild metallic bitterness. Malty with very little hop character.

M: Medium body with lower carbonation makes this beer feel thicker than it is.

O: A decent, drinkable O-fest, though I felt it was lacking in character.

Florida9, Oct 05, 2011
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3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32 oz. growler filled a couple days ago, poured into a highball shaker.

A - Pours a light caramel gold and brown. A one-finger head of loose, cream off-white foam quickly dissipates, leaving a coating of soapsuds bubbles across the surface followed by spotty fine lace, along with a coarse, thick ring around the sides. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is rich golden orange/brown and slightly opaque, but not cloudy.

S - Nicely toasted malts mixed with light caramels. Hints of toffee and a touch of butterscotch. Nose is pretty soft in the glass, but pleasant and lingering when it appears. As it warms, the toast comes forward and gets a bit darker, along with hints of wild floral hops and a bit of orange rind.

T - Initial taste on the tongue is true to the nose, but the same hops faintly detected are more present and forward as they follow in behind to provide balance. Echos of light caramels in the finish, with just enough herbal hops to keep the palate clean. This profile is pretty straight-forward and simple, in a good, enjoyable way.

M - Decently fizzy. Moderate carbonation. Body has a bit of substance with good structure. Components are properly integrated. Finish is short and leans a touch drier than the taste would suggest.

O - While there's really nothing distinctive about this beer, it's a nice example of how a straight-forward approach to a traditional style can be enjoyable to drink. The bittering hops give it a bit of an American feel, as the finish is pretty short of the typical Marzen sugars, but that gives this beer the advantage of being easy to session as well as pair with fall grilling items. I like the Marzens that feature a generous Munich grain bill. This one goes in the plus column.

BuckeyeSlim, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

donunrue, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Cramerican, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Tjvan2, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

doucmehu, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

brealbg, Aug 30, 2012
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Oktoberfest from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.