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Oktoberfest - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 178
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 elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
4.4/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

elNopalero, Aug 17, 2011
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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1/5  rDev -72%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.93/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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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
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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.