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Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Oktoberfest Beer

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1,529 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 740
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 29
Gots: 139 | 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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Ratings: 1,529 | Reviews: 740
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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before Feb 2013. Pours fairly crystal clear copper orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some light spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, apple, pear, and herbal. Nice aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, pear, and light herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of pear, caramel, nuttiness, biscuit, and light herbal spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Good amount of flavor with decent balance; no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Oktoberfest. Solid flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to drink. I enjoyed this, a good example of the style.

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a 2-finger bubbly cream-colored head. Pretty good retention and some nice lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Caramel, grainy, and some nutty malt along with some earthy, herbal hops.

T – Follows the nose. It starts off sweet with grainy, nutty, and caramel malts and shifts to a subtly spicy and bitter earthy and herbal hop finish.

F – Medium-bodied with lots of carbonation, a crisp but creamy mouthfeel, and a grainy-sweet, herbal-bitter, and dry finish. Grain and herbal hops linger for a little bit.

O – This is a pretty good Oktoberfest beer. Nothing really stands out in particular, but it’s a decent example of the style. It looks good, smells and tastes nice with some nice malts and noble-esque hops, and has a good mouthfeel. This probably wouldn’t be my first choice for a beer of this style, but it’s certainly drinkable and tasty enough.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of corby112
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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of barczar
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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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