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Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,280 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,280
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 27
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2001)
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5/5  rDev +37%

11-29-2011 20:19:14 | More by codon2004
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5/5  rDev +37%

11-23-2011 04:25:23 | More by iguana1010
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5/5  rDev +37%

The Oktoberfest/Marzen is my favorite beer type and out of all the Oktoberfests I've tried (damn near all of them) this is my favorite. It just puts Paulaner, Sam Adams, Spaten, Bitburger, Erdinger, Warsteiner, Franziskaner, Magic Hat, Leinenhugels and Becks to shame. Shiner, Harpoon, and Weihenstephaner are good alternatives when Brooklyn can't be found.

A- Deep golden amber, almost reddish/orange. The foam is off-white creamy like gruyere or real butter.

S- Toasted oats, light caramel, soft candied fruit

T- It just tastes like the beer I've been searching for. It is not too dark in flavor like more toasted octoberfests, and it is not wimpy-weak straw tasting like a pale ale or lager.

M- There is no overwhelming bitterness, not too sweet or yeasty

O- Very drinkable, luckily the gas station near my house seems to stock up on them and I can still find them in the spring or summer!

01-17-2013 08:39:49 | More by Hunterbrewhaha
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5/5  rDev +37%

01-28-2012 03:01:07 | More by moeamaya
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5/5  rDev +37%

01-15-2012 06:51:06 | More by specialiste
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5/5  rDev +37%

11-24-2011 21:36:52 | More by lokiikol
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5/5  rDev +37%

10-07-2013 14:32:36 | More by RuebenRox
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4.93/5  rDev +35.1%

Pours light brown with a nice bone white head.

Smell is a nice intermingling of noble hops toasty malts.

Exceptionally clean, with notes of caramel and subtle spicy hoppiness. Leaves a nice bready toastiness aftertaste.

Very nice oktoberfest, clean, extremely flavorful and extraordinarily drinkable.

10-02-2006 22:10:09 | More by nortmand
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4.8/5  rDev +31.5%

Pours a dark copper color with a lace of head. Carbonation is minimal on this one. I can barely see any bubbles. Smells of scotch and roasted malts. Goes down smooth with a hint of hops in the aftertaste and more carbonation than it seems initially. The is probably the best oktoberfest I've had and if there more bubbles I could see myself giving this all 5's.

12-02-2006 03:15:31 | More by DrainBamage
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

09-22-2013 01:46:43 | More by KerryCummins1977
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

09-30-2012 15:11:52 | More by joefalafel
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New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +29.3%

Great light orange color. Terrific head, full, creamy, and long lasting. Malty presentation to the nose. Very flavorful, malt and hoppy bitterness accompanied by a mild caramel prescence. Medium bodied character is a treat for the palate.

If there was a beer parade, this one could be in the running for Grand Marshal. My favorite Oktoberfest this year.

10-07-2002 10:06:28 | More by Mick
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New Hampshire

4.72/5  rDev +29.3%

Sampled at 2003 AOBF:Stammtisch

Pours with a dark copper body and a very thin white head with little lace or froth. Very pleasant floral hops with plenty of maltiness balancing it out. The taste was excellent, with a nice toasted malt accompanied with a pleasant bitterness from the hops, leaving a nice mild bitter finish. Despite the hops, it's still a light beer with little dryness. The result is a delicious drinable oktoberfest beer, one of the best I've had in a while. I must seek out more of Brooklyn's brews...

09-14-2003 18:29:12 | More by kaszeta
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New York

4.7/5  rDev +28.8%

This 2001 beer is great. Malty, yet enough hop balance

09-30-2001 20:26:34 | More by AaronRed
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Rhode Island

4.63/5  rDev +26.8%

I love any October fest beer. Brooklyn beer has a keeper here, I just wish they would make a new label and match it to the other beers.

Pours a nice amber color, some lacing in the glass.
Aroma is caramel and some hops.
Taste is little sweet and slight taste of hops.
Mouth feel is sweet
Nice beer, I look forward for October to drink beer.

01-27-2007 22:23:03 | More by auxiliary
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4.58/5  rDev +25.5%

A: Pours a clear orange with a dark khaki colored head that is very small and disappears quickly. Did leave some lacing on the bottle but not much

S: Bready, grainy malts with some spices. Some smell of hops

T: Very sweet and buttery when it first hits your tastebuds, but then evolves into a bready, yeasty taste.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation

D: Very drinkable and evolves throughout the tastebuds so drinking more than one to decipher evolution is recommended.

10-02-2009 20:18:41 | More by t3hcho53non3
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4.55/5  rDev +24.7%

Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.50 %

Had this on my Oktoberfest brew day as inspiration, and it exceed my expectations.

Appearnace had and awesome 3 finger fluffy head, with good lace, retention and a nice copper color.
Smelled like a munich malt bomb like a good brew day should!
Taste was an excellent malty bold but smooth malty sweetness, hops supported quietly, a wee bit watery on finish.
Mouthfeel was medium-thin body, medium carbonation.
An awesome rep of a Ofest. I was very impressed! Exceeded my expectations. Cheer to Mr. Oliver!

10-08-2009 20:16:39 | More by unclejimbay
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Lively and slightly cloudy amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge off white head that gives a good six fingers and good retention. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Strong aroma of bready caramel and toasty malts. Some wheat grains and hints of toffee. Light hints of citrus fruit. Solid presence of mildly spicy grassy hops. Very bready and sweet aroma.

Taste: Sweet and bready caramel malts up front with some toffee and grains. In the middle there is a fairly strong taste of roasted nuts and orange and cherry fruit. Hints of spicy hops in the finish. Very roasty and fairly complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Chewy, creamy, and very smooth.

Overall: A very interesting and tasty take on a Marzen. More roasted and fruity than a typical Oktoberfest. Sort of like a cross between a Marzen and brown ale.

09-30-2011 05:03:50 | More by MattyG85
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

10-18-2013 23:32:28 | More by DrewBest
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-03-2013 03:27:10 | More by thekillingtree
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Pours a beautiful, clear, copper/amber color with a great creamy tan head that last as it rings the glass all the way down. Sweet and toasty malt dominates the aroma and makes the mouth water. The taste starts off with a smooth toasty malt that turns a bit sweeter as the brew finishes rather creamy. There are just enough earthy hops thrown in to keep the malt in balance. This is one excellently smooth medium bodied brew that makes for maximum drinkability. Definitely my favorite Oktoberfest of the year, this would make for some great drinking while eating brats and big-ass pretzels. I can only imagine how excellent it would be on draught.

10-03-2002 12:22:00 | More by Murph
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-18-2014 21:49:33 | More by bryc9194
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

A deep amber color with a eighth of an inch off white head. Strong malt aroma, sweet in its fragrance and strong in its presence. That strong maltiness is there in the flavor, with touch of hop bitterness at the end. Medium bodied, slightly crisp, leaves the palate very clean. Immensely drinkable, very smooth going, an excellent marzen style beer.

10-17-2006 03:11:33 | More by cameraman
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-30-2012 17:36:56 | More by slim2043
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

12-31-2013 16:17:16 | More by ThurstonHowell3
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Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer from Brooklyn Brewery
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