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Oktoberfest - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
85
very good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

LordBeardman, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Cramerican, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

KerryCummins1977, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

hopkrid, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
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 -14.2%

beernads, Sep 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

xmorgan, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +6.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Lewdd, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Aug 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

ohiobeer29, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Rosquin, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

elcrawl, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BrewLip6, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

heytomcat, Jun 18, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.6%

ajzy, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Kelp, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Tjvan2, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

brandoman63, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DukeX13, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rob99er, Dec 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

XenonX, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of jkrich
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. undated bottle: clear, deep golden to copper with a nice, creamy off-white head.

Very typical, rather average aroma for an oktoberfest: solidly malty and perfumy with just a hint of noble hops.

Flavor begins with the standard malty, sweet flavor with hints of molasses. A very faint fruity flavor is evident in the aftertaste. Despite the emphasis on malt, the lager never becomes cloying.

Perhaps the best characteristic: rather thick bodied on the palate with a very pleasing, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, this was enjoyable, but it did not really stand out from all the oktoberfests this season.

jkrich, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

davek72, Oct 25, 2012
Oktoberfest from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.