Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer - Brooklyn Brewery
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2.88/5 rDev -21.1%
I love this time of year and I seek out as many Octoberfest and Pumpkin flavors as possible here in my little part of Carolina. This year I found some hits and some misses, Cottonwood pumpkin and Shipyard pumpkinnhead were delish, and then I came upon the Brooklyn Oktoberfest, all in all its an okay beer. I was a little disappointed in what seemed to be a lack of Octoberfest Flavoring in this beer. I would walk past this beverage in search of others...
10-17-2013 13:55:44 | More by hooscassell
2.88/5 rDev -21.1%
A: Nice color brownish beer bottle with hardly any head retention at all, lots of bubbles rising to give the nose what it needs hopefully.
S: Smells nice and fresh with sweet malts with very little hops at all.
T: Sweet malty and some spicey flavors maybe from the hops, light floral tasting.
M: Nice and refreshing, medium/full bodied with a bitey aftertaste of slightly alkylyn tastes.
D: Yes, drinkable but it did throw me for a loop I normally would expect a fuller taste from the guys at Brooklyn. Not the best Oktoberfest maybe but a good runner .
01-27-2011 01:50:07 | More by nukem5
2.9/5 rDev -20.5%
Second of the Octoberfest beers I am trying.
Pretty good, but not particularly special. I like the label--simple, nice. Didn't poor, so basing appearance on that. Simple spell, somewhat spicy, maybe a little malty... Hard to place. Tasted okay. A bit too bitter, but good. Mouthfeel--nothing great. Bites some, but gets better. Maybe a little soft. I wouldn't drink this if I didn't have 5 more waiting for me.
09-20-2009 00:19:29 | More by Kooz
2.9/5 rDev -20.5%
Live Review. Poured from the 12 ounce brown bottle that I bought as a single from Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio for $1.34 into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass. "Best before Feb 2011" printed on the right side of the label so it looks as if it is fresh!
A Pretty basic look of a very light brown creamy head that is short lived...it dissipates within a minute down to a thin line over the translucent copper body. 3.0
S Light grain malt and nearly no hops smelled. Again, this is pretty basic for the style. 3.0
T The basic grain malt taste is really just about average for the style in my opinion. There is very little hops presence here but the light malt is like the definition of a Marzen or Fest Beer. 3.0
M Light and actually a bit on the watery side. It is close to average but I recall the feel of both Sam Adams Oktoberfest and Great Lakes Octoberfest to be superior. For that reason I am not impressed. 2.0
D It is a hallmark of the style to be very drinkable but this one is so boring I would probably only have the one and then look for one that provides much more interest, say the SA or Great Lakes or even a classic like the Spaten Oktoberfest. 3.0
Notes: Dissapointed in this one.
10-10-2010 04:15:51 | More by adamette
2.93/5 rDev -19.7%
had this from a 12-oz bottle...
A: Pours the typical amber color of a fest bier, not quite as dark as others, but in concert with the style. A decent foam head that stays around for a few minutes, then dissipates. Minimal lacing.
S: pretty bland to me. Malty, but not much else.
T: A decent fest bier taste. No real sweetness present as with other fest biers; maltiness, mild acid, taste disappears pretty quick, thin in flavor.
M: Follows the taste, nothing exciting here.
D: Easy to drink as it is not too excting, but not repugnant either. Very tolerable, could have a few of these.
Overall, a typcial American Oktoberfest--nothing too exciting and in no way a threat to the German Fest biers. Have a couple if you want a typical US fest bier...Prosit.
09-05-2009 23:27:40 | More by nocheinsbitte
2.93/5 rDev -19.7%
12 ounce bottle from a 6-pack poured into a pint glass. New blue and white checkerboard labeling, fresh 2011 batch.
A: Clear copper/bronze colored body with a nice rich and frothy white head. Some retention is left behind in the form a spotty cap with thicker ring, and virtually no lacing aside from a few dots.
S: A very weird Belgian yeasty note comes off quite powerfully on this one - it's extremely doughy and bready. It almost reminds me of that scent you get sometimes with very beginner home brews. Some mild caramel, toffee and sweetness are towards the back end.
T: Again, this funky overly bready yeast note comes through big and last until the swallow. For me it's too much of a focus and doesn't allow the malty profile to come through as clean as I would like it. More toffee, nuts and caramel malt are here but they're not showcased until the finish and linger. It's very strange and certainly not what I think of for an Oktoberfest.
M: A bit syrupy, medium-bodied with nice and lively carbonation. It would be great but this seems a bit stickier than it should be. I would like a more crisp and clean finish for the style.
It's not a bad Oktoberfest but certainly atypical and nothing like I was expecting. I unfortunately have five more of these to drink but it's not a beer I would purchase again. There are much better examples of the style out there, even American brewed ones.
09-11-2011 18:44:27 | More by ShanePB
2.98/5 rDev -18.4%
I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
A: slightly hazy, orange-amber, 1-finger cream-colored head very quickly falls into nothing, lacing virtually non-existent.
S: earthy, slightly funky, faint malty aroma, floral yeast.
T: very crisp, the malt is dry, the earthiness is accompanied by a more herbal hop character in the taste than the floral hops as advertised in the nose. The finish is grassy. Too crisp, not enough sweetness, no depth of flavors.
M: light bodied, even watery, overly carbonated, the finish is very dry.
D: this might be better with food. This beer is not nasty, but fails to impress on any level.
10-24-2010 19:51:02 | More by Erish
2.98/5 rDev -18.4%
Well, the new 2004 Oktoberfest is definitely different than the last two. Had this at the brewery premiere on 9/10/04.
Weird smell, more like an IPA than a Marzen, didn't really like the smell. Looked like the color of pine sap (a really cool, translucent amber.) Good carbonation, decent head.
Taste was also kind of bizzare ("smell is a big part of taste" is proven here.) Tastes like a spiced ale with pine nuts, filtered through a grassy knoll. Has a snappy hoppiness but kind of a thin, watery mouthfeel. Has the body of a summer beer, just too weird for me really to give it a thumbs-up, will have to go back for a second one to confirm.
09-16-2004 01:24:45 | More by PopeJonPaul
3/5 rDev -17.8%
Wish I had my stein for this one.
A: Good oktoberfest amber color. Looks like most I have seen but not as much head and no lacing. This brew loses points here but this isn't a big deal.
S: Musty wet grains, caramel, malt sweetness and some light funk. I might say the must and funk go hand in hand with giving it a slight brett like smell. I do not remember this from other oktoberfests I have had. It could just be me though.
T: Some caramel and malt with earthy hops in the back. A bit of graininess too. Not too much more in here.
M: A little thin but good carbonation.
D: This is an okay beer. I am not very impressed and wish I had just gone with the SA octoberfest.
09-05-2010 00:26:17 | More by rwf08
Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer from Brooklyn Brewery
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