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Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,262 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,262
Reviews: 710
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 25
Gots: 28 | 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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Oxymoron

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Where in the world is Garret Oliver? Pours a crystal clear burnt orange color with a lighter red hue throughout. A good soft white head that does hide to the edge of the glass for some time before fading completely. Not much lacing though.

The nose is more on par with a macro-European O-fest. Noticeable Vienna and Pils notes. Would like more of a malt backing and with some Munich notes. Malt comes out somewhat but rather soft for style. Mostly clean yeast aromas but some acetaldehyde on the back side. Not bad but I do pick it up.

The taste is below par as well. The malt is light with more of a Vienna flavor with a hint of Pils and Munich. Really lacks the depth and maltiness that I expect for style. There is a chalky like flavor as well in the finish that I usually associate with gypsum. Some light mineral notes as well. Some minor yeasty notes, but nothing over the top.

The body is really lacking for style. More on par of the macro-Ero style where it's a bit wispy and really lacking the Munich notes. Overall, I'm a bit disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2008 20:48:08 | More by Oxymoron
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BFC84

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

07-08-2012 17:02:28 | More by BFC84
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

12-08-2012 15:33:25 | More by Damian74Shensky
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falconxman

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

09-28-2013 22:43:59 | More by falconxman
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patburke36

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

09-06-2012 04:48:59 | More by patburke36
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epim00

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

01-02-2014 22:12:12 | More by epim00
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apasternak

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

10-16-2013 02:49:39 | More by apasternak
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Bananaman

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a boring oktoberfestbier from Brooklyn, and trust me, I love Brooklyn Brewery.

Not a very pretty bottle and the large white head just disappears after a few minutes.

Smells average of caramel and some malts.

Taste is pretty similar to the smell but there are some nice tones och fruits and a light bitterness.

Dissapointed? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2008 16:46:23 | More by Bananaman
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

09-09-2012 02:29:04 | More by Goldfishman
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SDTERRY

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

09-11-2013 18:59:51 | More by SDTERRY
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erogers

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

01-17-2013 07:01:17 | More by erogers
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jimilayne

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

11-20-2012 02:46:19 | More by jimilayne
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jealmanzar

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

04-15-2013 17:44:11 | More by jealmanzar
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terrapinfan88

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured in a Brooklyn tulip, Amber in color, A small amount of head that dissipates quickly, some lacing, some carbonation rising to the surface here and then.

Smell: left something to be desired, just smelled like a maltier version of their lager with a little bit of sweeter malts that I cant really place.

taste: honestly it just tasted like their lager which is understandable but with some very subtle differences. there was an odd sweetness that can only be described as candy neckless or some other nondescript hard candy.

Mouthfeel: Again nothing special just like their lager.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. It would be nice to have on hand when the boys come over for football if you wanna throw a sixer or more back in a three hour sitting that no one would turn their nose up at.

Over all very bland granted it was my first of the style, but I just expected more. more malt, more something. not the rare fall treat I was expecting like I got from the pumpkin ales I've had. Maybe I should stick to those. I will of coarse try more marzens for safe measure. Its a good beer that would be a good stand by case of garage suds, or a fall keg that everyone can agree on but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 05:54:51 | More by terrapinfan88
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

09-12-2012 02:58:39 | More by doc17325
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mwar

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

11-12-2013 12:39:08 | More by mwar
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Gab4717

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

09-20-2013 01:57:12 | More by Gab4717
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taospowder

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

02-07-2013 17:47:20 | More by taospowder
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

04-22-2013 14:21:14 | More by Jason1337
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Onemic

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

08-29-2012 21:06:33 | More by Onemic
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

05-07-2013 14:11:18 | More by tommyguz
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oldgrowth

North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear orange color. No head , no laceing. Has a malty, in a grainy way, with lite fruitiness smell. Malty taste, a regular kind of carmel toasted malt I associate with style. A little creamy& bitterness that faded quickly. Weak overall as far as I see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2003 01:34:41 | More by oldgrowth
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GallowsThief

Florida

2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Pours a coppery amber with a half finger of off white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing.

S – Sweet malts. Slight roast.

T - Light sweetness. Light bitterness. A bit of a roasted malt taste. Hard hoppy flavor at the end.

M – Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

O – Was looking forward to this but there is something in the taste I did not enjoy. It’s a very harsh flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 00:25:50 | More by GallowsThief
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Sayson

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Copper in color. Poured with a good head. Clear
S: Malty with slight biscuit
T: Initial round taste that quickly disappated and finished with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Not as malty as I'd expect
M: Coating, good
D: Just didn't do it for me. Can't put my finger on it

I prefer Paulner's version this year.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2006 22:33:35 | More by Sayson
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Vendetta

New Jersey

2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
September 7, 2008

Slight malty aroma. Pours deep bronze with a huge, fluffy head that leaves a solid lacing down the glass. Looks lively, carbonated. Taste is malty, not as much bready yeastiness as some of the German counterparts, some sweet caramel there. A little bit too carbonated, aside from that the palate is adequate. Good marzen, but there are better out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 18:06:28 | More by Vendetta
Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer from Brooklyn Brewery
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