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Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Oktoberfest BeerBrooklyn Oktoberfest Beer

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,243 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1243
Reviews: 709
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%


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.

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Mike4TN

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is Too Sweet!!! WOLFPAC!!. Brooklyn Brewery.. NUFF SAID!! They don't brew trash..This Oktoberfest Brew is tha bomb best I have had..but who am I?!!! A beer drinker that's who!! So go out pick this up tip it back and enjoy this concoction of tastiness!! Craft brew genius!! Keep em coming Brooklyn!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 00:20:55 | More by Mike4TN
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86MonteSS

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The brewers at Brooklyn are masters of their craft, and their Oktoberfest proves yet again that they can conquer any style. In the S.W.A.T. team that is microbrewing, Brooklyn is the sniper. This time, Oktoberfest is the prime target. Excellent appearance and the perfect sweet and malty taste I've come to expect from märzens. Mark my words, I will never have an Octoberly shopping list on which this beer doesn't appear.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2003 00:46:52 | More by 86MonteSS
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oelergud

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden copper body with off-white head that dissipates quickly to a thin float that does stay well and leaves good lace. Moderate carbonation.
Classic lager scent with some sweet honey and caramel notes.
Taste is strong malt toffee up front, hops barely come through, even in the aftertaste they are very subdued and must yield to the malty toffee sensation.
Full and thick body, chewable and leaves good coating, smooth on the tongue.
Pretty good drinkability, a few in the same sitting could make any night better but I think after a few the sweetness will get to you.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2005 23:37:15 | More by oelergud
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This American oktoberfest was one of the best of the year for me...the smell i got a hint of roasted malts and some carmel smells and for the taste i had pretty good carbonation, smooth feel with a sweet carmel finish. Mouth didnt feel thin at all a great oktoberfest beer. Drinkablitily of this beer is exceprtional ...i could drink it all day on a breezy ocotober day

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2008 17:14:50 | More by eagles22
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NoahSYGG

New York

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite oktoberfests. The color is a rich amber, that still lets in light. The aroma is a nice malty overtones, with a slight hop presence. The taste is wonderful. The roasted malt is huge with a nice bitter kick to it. Very balanced. The mouthfeel is on the medium side, and it has great drinkability. a must have for the fall.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 00:54:02 | More by NoahSYGG
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BrewMasterG

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Crystal clear orange-amber. Nice light cream-colored head. Disappears quicker than expected.

Smell: Soft, mild malty notes. Clean.

Taste: Very slight, malty presence. Mild sweetness with well-balanced hop bitterness. No hop flavor or aroma.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and an excellent balance between dry and sweet. Just about right for the style.

Serving type: 12oz bottle purchased non-refrigerated on 12/7/2009

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 23:27:14 | More by BrewMasterG
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a pint glass, it poured copper/amber, with healthy carbonation, two fingers of white, great retention, and great lacing. Very toasty, with biscuit, caramel, toffee, and woodiness. The taste revealed all of the above in nicely balanced harmony, with some herbal hoppiness on the dry finish as well. Not as thick as the nose would suggest, with ample carbonation. A very drinkable marzen.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 18:17:51 | More by donniecuffs
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IPAescotch

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the bottle. Smells flowery and grassy, hints of corn.

Nicely balanced flavor, hop bite to begin with, and then a maltiness which reminded me of fall, dead leaves etc. very nice flavor, smooth refreshing finish.

Thin, smooth, light and highly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 16:22:09 | More by IPAescotch
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reddish Amber color with a nice malty (nutty?) aroma (Munich malts?). A nice light spicy and grainy flavor (also a bit nutty). Medium bodied with a very nice balanced finish. A slightly more hop finish than most...

One of my favorite Octoberfests for the year along with Victory.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2002 07:51:49 | More by RBorsato
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milkbaby9

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (best by Feb 2011, drank 9-16-2010) into tapered pilsner glass. Notes written down later from memory. Maybe 1 cm off-white head reducing to almost nothing. Kinda disappointing foam with no lacing. Nice clear dark gold to light amber color.

Aroma sweetly malty and maybe hint of citrus. Taste is similar to aroma, very nice sweetly strong and caramel maltiness is very forward with a hint of hops bitterness to round it out.

Very drinkable: as good or better than any of the other Oktoberfest beers I've tried this year.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 22:20:26 | More by milkbaby9
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow… now this is a really good O’fest! Pours a reddish-orange color with a decent creamy lace. On the nose the aroma of toasted malts, cookie dough, and caramel. On the palate there’s a good sweetness, toasted malts, cookie dough, caramel, grainy, perfect amount of hop bitterness in there to balance this brew out. This is a great Oktober fest brew…

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2002 18:02:03 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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Kwak

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This well made octoberfest has a thin clean tan head, nice malt flavor. The head doesn't stick around to long. Strong body good color nice aroma. The sweet caramel and toasted malt flavor with slight hops and grain feel. nice for this style good body nice flavor this is what I am going to look for next October.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2002 21:41:31 | More by Kwak
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a single of the Brooklyn 2004 Oktoberfest during my last trip to NYC.

Presentation is out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a beautiful front label decorated in a nice Fall burnt orange color.

I served this beer in a glass. Attractive white head presented on top. Spotted sticky lacings left marks on the sides of the glass. Copperish orange in color.

Aroma of toasted malt and maly sweetness.

Very clean and crisp overall with an excellent blend of a strong malt backbone and sweetness. Finish has a mini hop presence and caramel sweetness.

Tasty Oktoberfest ! You could have told me this was an Oktoberfest from a German brewery and I would have no doubts. As usual, Garrett Oliver nails another great beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2004 23:32:17 | More by Hibernator
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hermesch

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark copper with almost no head and minimal lacing.

Smell: Malt and the faintest trace of spices.

Taste: Begins sweet and malt heavy, very little hops or bitterness to speak of; refreshingly crisp, tasty, and finishes smooth with a light, pleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Relatively dry with lots of carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a highly drinkable early fall beer that goes perfect with the start of the leaves changing, football season, and cooler winds. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2006 19:11:39 | More by hermesch
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a reddish-brown body with a creamy, frothy off-white head. Please, let's get ready to enjoy ourselves!

Smell: That's a nice malty aroma -- pleasantly toasty, with hints of brown sugar and caramel. Also, its somewhat fruity, with faint notes of peach puree.

Taste: Malty, sweet flavor that's notably doughy with hints of citrus and peaches that eventually crosses over into a dry, though quite restrained bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-body further padded with a nice creamy, chewy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: With a rich, complex array of flavors, and an ease of drinkability, this, to me, is one of the better American Oktoberfests.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2007 00:57:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
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mnrider

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. brown bottle. has freshness date printed. Brewed before summer and left to age until autumn.

A: Dark orange and red. one finger light tan head with little lacing. Very nice carbonation.

S: Sweet buttery malts. Smells like fall.

T/M: Creamy smooth. Malts are strongest with hops blending in very nice. Very light dryness on back end. A little different but excellent Oktoberfest taste.

D: This is one good beer. I will purchase again, and hope to find it on tap somewhere.

Cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 01:54:37 | More by mnrider
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washburnkid

New York

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to jdmek9 for this super fresh seasonal.

A: The beer is split in half by its colors. The top is a deep amber, and the bottom is dark golden. There is a little over a finger of beige frothy head that sticks around as a cap during the session. It also leaves some nice lacing.
S: Big German hop characteristics on the nose. There's some unmistakable earth in there, and a spiciness that tickles the back of my nose. Grainy malts are there, too. A clean and crisp aroma overall.
T: Toasted caramel malt sweetness. Spicy and earthy as promised by the nose. The earthiness here is more of the damp grass and grains character...not the dirt kind of dirty. The flavors are very clean, as promised by the aroma. This Oktoberfest is not at all bitter. It's really well balanced, while not being too overly malty and sweet.
M: Medium body and a crispness from the high carbonation. Sweet residuals, but they're mellow.
D: I could drink this beer all day long. I would have pint after pint of this beer at Brooklyn's Oktoberfest party! BA has a clear "big ale" preference. It's nice to see that brewers like Garrett Oliver are still making delicious lagers.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 14:32:58 | More by washburnkid
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smell is mostly of sweet, caramel malt. In fact, that's about all that there is on the nose...which is fine for the style.

Taste is somewhat crisp upfront...giving way to a body of mostly caramel malt, just like was on the nose. In the finish, there's a small hop presence and some husk apparent. In the aftertaste, there's some sweet caramel malt that hangs around.

This is a tasty marzen. A good caramel presence, some balance, and just easy drinking all around.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 01:00:55 | More by NODAK
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a DFH snifter.

Pours a deep reddish amber color, almost mahogany. A half finger of foam leaves a nice film on the glass. Aroma is sweet, earthy, almost a bit woody.

First sip is quite nice. Great munich/caramel sweetness, minimal hoppiness, and a clean finish with no aftertaste. I really like this one. I feel like the body and sweetness goes down great, and the clean finish leaves me wanting another sip.

This is one of the better Octoberfest beers that I've had. I'd pick up a 6'er of this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 01:26:16 | More by FickleBeast
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shand

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brooklyn Oktoberfest pours out an orange-red color with a small head. The aroma is full of roasted and nutty malts, with some earthy hops in the back. The taste is very good, the malt flavors here are very well-developed, with just a touch of nuttiness rounding out the excellent roasted and caramel malt flavors. A solid dose of herbal and earthy hops make the finish nicely bitter. The mouthfeel is on the heavier side of light bodied, and decently carbonated. Overall, this is an extremely well composed Oktoberfest. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:01:19 | More by shand
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ahhh....my first bier back home after a week in Jamaica (and Red Stripe....). Mmmmm! Poured 3 bottles into a litre stein (which I "found" at the Munchen O-Fest). Nice medium/dark copper color, with some orange hues mixed in. Has a light tan, foamy head; lasts ok, with good lace! Very appealing look; says "take me!". Got a good dose of malt in the nose, along with a touch of hop sharpness. Medium-bodied, and a touch of carbonation-roughness at first. That diminishes as the bier warms and goes down, though. Flavor exhibits a good malt foundation...a nice doughy/bready base upon which is built a good hop spiciness at the end. This one has more malt and less spiciness than Sammy, for example. A real nice bier! Zum Wohl!!!!

overall: 4.35
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

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Serving type: bottle

09-02-2002 12:34:29 | More by Bierman9
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BlackJeremiah

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a flared-top pilsner glass.

A: Rubies and copper, a nice red-orange. Slight cap of creamy bubbles.

S: Clean, with a little aroma of toast and orange. Very muted, subtle scent overall, probably a result of cold aging, but appropriate for a Marzen.

T: Luscious malt sweetness and slight toasty quality. Slight orangey fruit quality, and a subtle touch of hops. Incredibly well-balanced flavors here, attesting to the effectiveness of the cold aging.

M: Thick tastes, but a light feel, very smooth and easy with a pleasant amount of effervescence to tickle the top of my mouth. Really nice, quite refreshing.

D: Again, like good Marzens (and this definitely falls into that category), it's dangerously easy to drink. If I hadn't seen the label, I would have thought for sure this was an import.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2006 00:03:52 | More by BlackJeremiah
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AChamberlain

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We picked up a few bottles at the Park Slope Food Coop. Poured from bottle a deep copperish brown. The smell was subtle scent and with a hint of honey. A very malty flavor. My wife remarked it tasted like bread (in a good way). The mouth feel was smooth and felt strong on the back of the tongue. Highly drinkable; went great with tacos al pastor.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2006 18:40:19 | More by AChamberlain
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Man, I really enjoyed this one... Very nicely crafted...

Pours a dark amber with a thick persistent head... It never completely goes away, it just shrinks to 1/2 inch or so... Beautiful..

Typical toasted malt aromas here... Hints of caramel and toffee... Maybe a touch of earthy hops...

Smooth as silk this one is....wonderfully tasty roasted caramel malts that are smoother than most.. There's a buttery mouthfeel to this one that sets it apart from others in the style... Nice bite of noble hops towards the finish...

I'm getting more of this one... Its a terrific Oktoberfest that I'm going to keep around this fall...

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 22:16:41 | More by Tilley4
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Good Beer Co., Glasgow (355ml, £2.40):

A light and clear looking, caramel brown to amber colour with a foamy, fingers width tall head that stays very well and looks quite still.

A nutty aroma with some good, earthy malts and a little bit of spice. There is some sweetness and a little bit of fruit in there too but the malts certainly dominate.

Malts dominating again along with a little bit of fruity sweetness, a good amount of caramel and some brown sugar. It was rounded off with some raisin and a little bitterness.

Mainly smooth with only a slight amount of grain and spice. The body is medium and the flavours are well balanced with a nice, bitter end to round things off with.

Probably the best Märzen I have tried, although it isn't my most frequently visited style. There was a great malt and caramel base with just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness at the end. A well balanced and very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 14:55:18 | More by flyingpig
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