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Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,522 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,522
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 29
Gots: 125 | FT: 0
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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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3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft at PJ's in Haddon Township.

Pours a dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a two finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  The glass is left coated with streaks of soapy lacing.

The aroma has a nice balance of sweet malt and autumnal spices. Some caramel malt, toffee, hazelnut and biscuit along with hints of clove, cinnamon and brown sugar.  Subtle earthy hops as well.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a zesty spice presence up front that lingers over the sweet malts into a dry finish.  Peppery with cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg countered by caramel malt sweetness.  There's also some earthy hop bitterness that compliments the spice but the spice presence is still a bit heavy for my liking.  Could use some more sweetness/stronger malt character.  Decent but lacks balance.

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3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper color with a one inch caramel cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Aroma is nutty, with caramel malt and floral hops adding character. There's a bit of toasted breadcrust and toffee present.

Flavor is deeply nutty, rich with caramel malt character and just enough sweetness to not overwhelm. Floral hops add character to toasted bread notes, and there's a hint of citrus at the finish.

Body is slightly full, with moderate carbonation and a fairly sweet finish.

Overall, a very malt forward brew, rivaling the malt complexity of some of the better examples of the style. I'd drink another!

Update. There's a metallic character that's offputting.

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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Konig Pilsner mug, sure WHY NOT! mix it up! Already had 3 of these otherwise...

A real nice copper dark red body, very clear. Some cola like carbonation, and provides a solid three to four finger head. Head color is a nice light tan, with some very solid retention but little lacing. Much of the head bubbles seem varied in size, some very large, others pin head. Regardless, it's a real nice shade of copper on the body.

Nose smells of some sticky malt, a good presence of caramel smelling sense. After some time a real nice milk chocolate comes out, quite surprising. I like this angle.

Taste seems weakened. Most of the flavor seems on the finish, but it does bring an interesting milk chocolate bent. Body is nice and full though, almost rich and thick coating. Very good malt backbone, but with a mild lager yeast stickiness.

Overall, I like this chocolate angle, but it throws me a bit for the style. However, it's a very tasty beer which I can have no problem having again.

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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark amber color with a nice frothy caramel head for the first first few minutes.

S: Aroma of caramelized sugars, nice amber malt presence, munich malts, crisp fall leaves and raisons.

T: A nice caramel oktoberfest bier. Mostly picking up a light scotch ale flavor, along with raisons, a pleasant earthy hop flavor and munich malt. SRM may be a little high, but I can definitely enjoy the flavors in here. An imperialized version of this would probably be considered a scotch ale, which I can apprecciate, but overall a nice tasty oktoberfest.

M: A little prickly and high in carbonation, medium body for an oktoberfest.

O: I can dig it. This is a tasty oktoberfest and not spiced like some of the other American Oktoberfests which I do not enjoy. Overall recommended

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3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into an English pint glass.

A – Pours a light yellow/copper. A thick, fluffy three-finger head of eggshell white foam slowly dissipates, leaving wide rings of lace around the glass. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a burst of sunset orange/brown and slightly cloudy.

S – Toasted English muffin and slightly burnt caramel compete with resin hops. Nose is soft and stuck in the glass. As it warms, rich, yeasty bread, like pumpernickel, appears, along with esters of hard candy. It might be worth letting a glass get to room temp just to see what kind of nose this beer can release, but not this time.

T – Rich, full caramels with undercurrents of butterscotch mixed in. Whole grain toast. Subtle earthy hops push thru for attention on the back-end, distinctive of the malts. There's also some nuttiness present, like a handful of cashews and almonds.

M – Moderately carbonated. Nice body for the style – filled-out without being at all thick or heavy. Finish has a smoothness to it that lingers with an emphasis on the caramels, but isn't cloying. It also thins out at the end.

O – The hops aren't crazy, but they assert themselves enough to make it clear this is an American take on the style. Brooklyn is becoming one of my preferred breweries in general; they deliver a solid line-up of styles, and this beer is a part of that. Good structure, with a tasty malt profile that shows off the caramel/butterscotch well. The only disappointment is how the body peters out in the finish. If you're tasting Oktoberfests, do the Germans first, as they'll seem thin and sparse if they have to follow this. Should definitely be included in any six-pack mixer sampling the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

This beer pours clear golden yellow with a one finger white head. The aroma of this beer matches the taste. The aroma is lager yeast, wheat and lemon grass. This is not too far from a witbier in my opinion and not to far from a pilsner as well. The flavors are somewhat weak and forgettable but well rounded and balanced. There is not the typical caramel and malt flavors in this beer that I expect from an Oktoberfest but this beer has a decent go at the lighter side of the style. Not a bad brew but not worth seeking out.

Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,522 ratings.