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Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,528 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,528
Reviews: 740
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 29
Gots: 134 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2001

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very thick amber lager. I definitely didn't expect that. It is definitely the darkest Märzen I've seen. Good lacing. Looks like an excellent session.

Smell: Faint caramel and mineral water. This needs more hops to be a good Oktoberfest for me.

Taste/Mouthfeel: There's really no distinct flavor here. Not much more than caramel and a slight hint of ambiguous fruit. It's also average in the mouthfeel department. Ok carbonation and ok smoothness.

Overall Drinkability: Looks nice, but misses the mark everywhere else.

Photo of Justin23060
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured medium amber with a 1/2 finger head that stuck around somewhat to the end. Smell surprised me a bit with some sweet malty chocolate. Taste pleasantly bordering on a bock, and leaning toward an English Brown. Not sure if that's what its supposed to do, but I sure like it. Very malty mild chocolate starting semi-sweet ending semi-dry. Mouthfeel was on the thinner side of medium. Not watery, but rather very drinkable. My first couple experiences with Marzens were... meh. Despite that, I have revisited the style this year with some great finds. This one was a gift and definitely the best find. Thanks Jay. Without hesitation I would say Brooklyn Oktoberfest is my favorite Marzen to date, and I would recommend this to anybody in the mood for something malty to put them in the spirit of Autumn.

Photo of jbierling
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of BeerLovesCompany
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Oktoberfest is Brooklyn Brewery's homage to the traditional German style of brewing. Although this beer is brewed as Marzen/Oktoberfest, the look and scent are almost indicitve of a porter or moderate stout. This beer pours with an amber-brown body and a light tan head that rises and falls quickly. There is a mild carbonation that carries the roasted, almost cocoa like scent emanating from the glass. Fruit and spice accents can be detected in this brew as well. The taste is what you would expect after smelling Brooklyn Oktoberfest, as it starts with a malty, sweet flavor. Spiced notes are present throughout and the sip finishes with a slightly dry, bitter taste. Overall the beer has a roasted feel to it; a perfect compliment to fall weather.

Reviewed Fall 2012

Photo of emerge077
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

BB: JAN 2013 is printed on the neck of the bottle.

Dark auburn color in the glass, delicate collar of lace and a thin skim settles across the surface. Clarity is good with only the slightest of haze. The smell is bready and nutty, malt forward and pleasant.

Flavor is similarly malt forward, multigrain bread and a touch of grape fruitiness also. An odd tanginess mars the otherwise straightforward flavors, body is light in feel. Something seems a bit off here, would advise skipping this beer in favor of other Oktoberfests, the tangy quality is a dealbreaker for me.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Peglegtim
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of illini4x4
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Naterg8r
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BklynTerp
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Dizzy242
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of flyingmick
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of rangerred
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger white head. Not too good head retention but ok lacing.

Aroma is lots of caramel and toffee along with a slight metallic note. Some spice German hops as well.

The flavor is a mix of metal and caramel although thankfully the metallic taste subsides as the beer warms. Some burnt sugar and a little toast but the malt gets to be a little astringent at times. Some hay is buried underneath along wit spicy hops. Sweetness is moderate but does leave a lot of stickyness on the finish.

Overall, a very average Oktoberfest. A little too sticky and too much astringency. Not really one to seek out as there are many better examples of the style out there.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2013. Picked up recently from Trembling Madness in York. I'm interested to see how this stacks up against true German fest biers.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear coppery-brown colour with good carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a while before settling as a surface layer. Aroma of sweet, nutty caramel malt with hints of grain and earthiness. All malt, no hops.

Tastes of caramel malt with a mild, dry finish. Slightly nutty, with hints of grain, caramel, faint brown sugar and subtle stewed hops. A touch of sweetness. Dry, with a mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, light and tingly - perhaps a tad overcarbonated. Body OK but on the thin side. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of caramel malt.

A rather average märzen - it doesn't stand up to German examples of the style. A bit too sweet and under-attenuated, along with a lack of noble hop character (both aroma and bitterness). I guess I'd like it to be crisper and slightly hoppier. It's a decent beer if taken on its own terms, though nothing special. Worth trying but no need to seek it out.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.