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Oktoberfest - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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61 Reviews
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Reviews: 61
Hads: 215
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 28.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

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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Reviews: 61 | Hads: 215
Reviews by elNopalero:
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4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first review for BA!
I've been looking forward to trying some Real Ale Oktoberfest since I missed out last year--I was living in San Antonio during the summer of 2010 but left town mid-August. Right around the time Real Ale released this. Glad to say that I'm back and able to try it.

Purchased a six pack today and came home excited to try it--but held off until nighttime. Poured into a Ranger Creek nonick glass. First impression was the full head that formed (foamed?). Tantalizing! This quickly dissipated but beer kept a thin layer of bubbles at the top.

Under the indoor light of my place the beer appeared a clean, copper-amber-caramel color. (I know there's a whole debate over color terms and I will admit I haven't followed it. Point is, it looks good.)

There's a nice, mild, malty-sweet aroma to the beer. Nothing overpowering, nothing out-of-place. Same for the taste. That caramel-malty color/smell is definitely present, without being overly sweet or heavy. An easy sipper and one which holds up nicely after half an hour. Really, a solid choice and once I would/will have again. Over the past year I've falling quite in love with just about everything Real Ale does. This is proving to be no exception.

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Photo of goochpunch
2.43/5  rDev -32.3%
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.

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Photo of Ford
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good Oktoberfest beer.

I'll say as far as Texas versions I prefer Saint Arnold's version over this one, and Karbach Karbachtoberfest over Saint Arnolds.

This one seems to have the most bitterness, though it is still smooth overall.

An easy to drink beer and certainly something to look forward to come the fall each year.

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Photo of puck1225
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a somewhat cloudy dark golden into a pint glass. Not much head, thin lacing. Very malty, a tad bitter, and a little fruity sweet. Kind of a mixed bag. Not bad,but better Octoberfests available.

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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mora2000
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
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  rDev -16.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.44/5  rDev -4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.8/5  rDev +33.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.93/5  rDev -18.4%

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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.