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Oktoberfest - Real Ale Brewing Company

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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 drunkboxer1:
Photo of drunkboxer1
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Saucer. Was eating a brat sandwhich. Smelled decent, noticable Munich Malt, maybe a little flowery hops. Tastes mildly sweet and caramel-like, some muted noble hop flavoring. Not bitter in any sense. Very close to style I think, similar to Spaten's version in flavor profile but a maybe a bit heavier. Had this after 512's "One" so maybe the flavors seemed weaker compared to that, but overall a good beer.

drunkboxer1, Oct 12, 2009
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.

Mora2000, Oct 12, 2009
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3/5  rDev -16%

Meyers1023, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Garrettshu, Sep 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

javlin624, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

hsus0225, Oct 04, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%

TipsyCyclist, Sep 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Dwtucker90, Sep 25, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +34.5%

Jacobus79, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

dumptruck81, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

hoppy91, Aug 28, 2014
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2.93/5  rDev -17.9%

GenericWarrior, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

TheDrunkGnoll, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

JamLand, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

ByMySword, May 21, 2012
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.

alleykatking, Mar 12, 2011
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.

goochpunch, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

Sazz9, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

buzzed, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of BeanBone
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

BeanBone, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of JonathanCrites
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

JonathanCrites, Nov 15, 2010
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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.