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Oktoberfest - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 10-08-2009)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus


3.61/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance: Slightly hazy dark amber with a tan-colored head, which soon fades to a slight dusting on the surface. The lacing is thick, glass-coating, and fine-beaded.

Aroma: Rich dark bread aroma is paired with moderately spicy hops and caramel.

Taste: Strong malt backbone with crusty dark bread and caramel notes, these carry the taste from start to close. There are also moderately spicy, earthy hops, and a bit of alcohol. Late in the taste there is a little wave of herbal hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, pleasant, with little carbonation noted..

Drinkability/notes: A very pleasant and drinkable example, which compares favorably to native German examples.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck style bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

04-14-2013 18:52:30 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony


3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-27-2013 03:33:17 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Photo of Mora2000


3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

10-12-2009 19:42:19 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Meyers1023


3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-24-2014 03:49:09 | More by Meyers1023
Photo of Garrettshu


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

09-13-2013 06:31:13 | More by Garrettshu
Photo of cisteve


3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-07-2012 02:03:16 | More by cisteve
Photo of Djenx


3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-18-2012 18:36:48 | More by Djenx
Photo of javlin624


3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-31-2014 04:41:51 | More by javlin624
Photo of hsus0225


3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-04-2013 18:33:18 | More by hsus0225
Photo of dgrauwiler


1/5  rDev -71.9%

11-16-2012 03:02:05 | More by dgrauwiler
Photo of Dwtucker90


4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

09-25-2012 03:37:28 | More by Dwtucker90
Photo of dumptruck81


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-20-2012 00:54:09 | More by dumptruck81
Photo of hoppy91


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-28-2014 00:32:56 | More by hoppy91
Photo of TheDrunkGnoll


3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-12-2013 05:14:59 | More by TheDrunkGnoll
Photo of JamLand


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-26-2013 23:24:06 | More by JamLand
Photo of ByMySword

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

05-21-2012 21:26:27 | More by ByMySword
Photo of alleykatking


3.03/5  rDev -14.9%

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.

03-12-2011 18:45:10 | More by alleykatking
Photo of goochpunch


2.43/5  rDev -31.7%

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.

10-04-2013 01:32:11 | More by goochpunch
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-31-2013 04:18:13 | More by Sazz9
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-27-2012 03:19:57 | More by buzzed
Photo of BeanBone


3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

Appearance: A slightly cloudy copper-brown body capped by a finger of off-white head that burns out quickly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma: Spicy noble-like hops over rich earthy medium malt. Very much to style.

Flavor: Just the same as the nose, the flavor profile is spicy hops over sweet and slightly toasty earthy malt. It's balanced nicely. Husky malt and light herbal hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a neutral finish.

Drinkability: Easily quaffable, this would be a great choice for your local Oktoberfest.

Verdict: Real Ale have brewed up a straightforward, true-to-style Märzen here. It's not particularly exciting, but fans of the style won't be disappointed.

10-15-2010 17:50:17 | More by BeanBone
Photo of JonathanCrites


3.28/5  rDev -7.9%

Picked up a sixer of this in October in Fredericksburg. I love the Real Ale family of beers and had a hard time finding this in stock in Houston. According to the packaging this was brewed in the Bavarian style using Munich and Vienna malts.

A - Poured a clear copper color in my pint glass, thin white head with little lacing.

S - I got malts, toast and a little bit of hop in the nose.

T - Smooth transition from malts up front to a little bit of hops in the back. I tasted metal in the finish (from the hops I think).

M - A little chewy in the mouth, went down easy.

D - I thought the drinkability was good, was not too filling and would great as a festbier in New Braunfels or Blanco.

11-15-2010 03:52:57 | More by JonathanCrites
Photo of EgadBananas


3.45/5  rDev -3.1%

Thanks to JJFoodie for this!

Pours a medium copper color, with a slight tan finger of head, and a little bit of splotchy lacing.

Aroma is slightly bready, but mostly nutty, malty sweetness.

Taste is a bit biscuity, with some nice sweet malts, some nuttiness, slight bitterness and maybe even a tinge of citrus.

Feel is crisp, creamy, light, but with substance.

Pretty good drinkability. Drinking a couple would be cake.

01-08-2011 00:49:29 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of Hopmodium


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-17-2012 15:07:13 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of gtermi


4.22/5  rDev +18.5%

I bought a bottle today of this because it has been screaming my name. The appearance of this beer is very nice. Has a dark caramel color and doesnt have much head after pouring. The smell is very nice, can get some wheat scents from it, very pleasant and makes you want to drink the beer. The taste reminds me a lot of german beer. Real Ale, like most of their beers, knocked this one out of the park. The mouthfeel is nice, the beer is tasty and it seems like a true Oktoberfest beer.

09-16-2011 05:17:53 | More by gtermi
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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.