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Oktoberfest - Real Ale Brewing Company

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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: champ103 on 10-08-2009

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Ratings: 193 | Reviews: 62
Reviews by AustinBeerLvr:
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is apparently Real Ale's first lager. For that, I think they definitely get some brownie (beer) points for a very solid effort. They were obviously going for old-school Bavarian Marzen authenticity, and judging by all the major factors, they have done a damn good job.

Pouring this beer into a dimpled mug reveals a light copper, orange color, with a good amount of head and lacing. Again, about what you would expect from an imported Marzen from Munich. Speaking of imports, since this brewed just 40 short miles down the road from Austin, you don't get any of those off-flavors or aromas that arise as a result of a trip overseas. Instead, this brew is packed with sweet bread flavors, caramel, moderate to heavy toasted malts, and a nice moderate finishing from the hops to keep everything balanced. Residual sweetness rides through in the finish, but is by no means overdone. Nice medium mouthfeel. Just a tad overdone on the toasted maltiness that is picked up during the first few sips, but after you get a little more used to it, it blends nicely with the overall character of the beer.

This is one of those brews that if I were judging strictly by BJCP guidelines, I would say we pretty much have an absolute winner. That said, the flavors are all spot on, they just don't quite meld together perfectly enough for me to give this one a higher rating. Still, a very good example of the class Marzen style, and best of all, freshly brewed nearby Austin, so no need to worry about being burned by a stale six pack.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the Rockwall Flying Saucer. Pours orangish amber, about like you would expect an Oktoberfest to look. Smell is malty with a little sweetness. Taste is similar. Not the best Oktoberfest out there, but a good representation of the style that will not disappoint you.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Photo of alleykatking
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle. Many thanks to AttitudeBrew for this bottle.

A- Pours a hazy amberish color with light orange hues to it. One finger white foam shows light retention. Spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Bready caramel malts in the front of the aroma. There is some light toasted malts as well with a hint of little nuts and hops.

T- Bready malts in the front of the beer showcase a caramel malt that becomes the backbone throughout the entire beer. A toasted middle to the beer brings in a light off buttery tone as well. Mild spiced hops in the ending gives way to a corn like grainy final flavor.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is medium and light for the style I think. Caramel malts with some light toasted flavor to it are left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly grainy flavor, light alcohol, and toasted malts. Flavors were well put together for the style although the overall flavor could have popped more. Light buttery undertone in the middle is the only off flavor in the beer. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This beer is drinkable but average at best. I personally enjoyed the ABV being as low as it was. Alcohol never really became overpowering. Flavors could have been a little more but average and doesn't leave you wanting more.

Photo of goochpunch
2.43/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours out a deep amber. Smells toasty, grainy, and cardboard-y. That toast and graininess is way up front in the taste. I get some of the classic Marzen flavors underneath that: some breadiness and caramel sweetness, but the initial characteristics take over. Mouthfeel is kind of slick and the carbonation is too sharp. This isn't particularly good; not at all, really.

Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -16%

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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.