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Oktoberfest - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 09-19-2010)
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

teichsta, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

coldmeat23, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of joe1510
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz Bottle
$2.69 Single
Coffee Grounds -Eau Claire, WI

Hinterland has the coolest bottles out there at the moment and from this bottle dumps a sunrise orange beer with good clarity but when eyed closer shows a few floaties like that in tap water. An antique white head sets at a finger in height on the pour and eventually falls to a thick cap leaving behind spotty sheets of lace down the glass.

Toasty grains are in the forefront reminiscent of lightly toasted white bread. There's a banana estery quality from the yeast strain and nice, soft floral hop notes. Crisp graininess makes itself known as this one warms up a bit. Inviting and nicely balanced.

Well, the bitterness seems to be a little higher than the nose suggested. Smooth rich toastiness gets things going with that banana ester quality, while soft, cradling the warm malt profile. The hops are floral upfront but with a touch of grassy bitterness on the swallow. I appreciate this little twist on the style.

The body shows velvety heft with a touch of bitterness on the tip of the tongue and back of the throat. The bitterness is higher than your average Oktoberfest but fits well with this particular malt profile.

Hinterland did a nice job on their Oktoberfest. It's not quite as sweet as some other versions and the bitterness is a touch higher (have I said that yet?) which makes for an interesting festbier. Wisconsin seems to do many German things well.

joe1510, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

DavidGross, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

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

Cramerican, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

KerryCummins1977, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

hopkrid, Sep 18, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a medium tan, which seems a bit light in color for the style. Mildly hazy with a thin white head and average visible carbonation.

S: Malty with some toasted character, mild grassy hops, and that clean lager aroma with just a touch of fruity yeast esters (banana and clove). Not a big amount of aroma overall though.

T: Follows the nose almost exactly – nice toasted maltiness, some grassy and piney hop bite, mild fruity yeast esters, and a clean bittersweet finish.

M: Average body for style, good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is well-hidden.

O: Pretty tasty and drinkable. I think this seems to be pushing the boundary to out of style with the level of hoppiness, but it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of drinking it. Recommended to try once.

macrosmatic, Sep 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

beernads, Sep 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

xmorgan, Sep 15, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this nice thick one pint bottle, let's see what's inside it. A bright copper red lager with a silky smooth textured bubbly head, fine speckled lacing is sparse but not bad overall. Nose is upfront with a wave of caramel toasted malt character with minimal hops in the back end, very much cereal grains throughout each sniff. Flavor actually comes together there's some balancing element with each sip finishes semi sweet no where near as sweet as it actually tastes with some earthiness/herbal hops peaking through to balance it out a bit. Actually become extremely easy to drink, you start to sip on the pint and then each gulp gets progressively bigger until you notice damn where did the beer go? Good stuff, I'll be sure to check more out perfect level of carbonation goes down so smooth, at first sip I didn't think I was going to like it. I was wrong.

WVbeergeek, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of rdeaton
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy copper. I did a sloppy pour so the head was huge, fizzled down to 1mm, but stuck around. Decent lace.

Smell: Love it, nice Munich malt. It was what I was really in the mood for. I don't notice any hop smell, just the lovely malt.

Taste: A lot more malt than any other Oktoberfest I have tried. It has a lot of body and real flavor. I really like it. This is the second Hinterland beer I have tried and I have liked them both a lot. The other was the Saison. I will not hesitate to try other Hinterland beers. I can't say much about the hops in it, it must be well balanced. Others have said they notice more hops than in other Oktoberfest beers, but I think it must be present to balance the sweetness of the malt. The malt is at the forefront of the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Really nice. Not overly carbonated. Ample amounts of malt without over-carbonation makes for a nice mouthfeel.

Overall: Has a lot more substance than the other Oktoberfest beers I have tried so far this season. Worth the $9.99 for a 4 pack of pints. I'll probably buy more before the season is over.

rdeaton, Sep 11, 2013
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Oktoberfest from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.