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Oktoberfest - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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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1/5  rDev -72%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
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1.88/5  rDev -47.3%

mullins1975, Oct 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44%

GMB, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of IvanJ126
2/5  rDev -44%

first of the Oktoberfest line ups I had this year and wasn't too impressed just lacked some flavor expected more

IvanJ126, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of harrymel
2.03/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Best by: 29OCT11

A: pours a orange hued brown ale with near excellent clarity and a transient light beige head. A speckled mirror sheen remains outlined by foam. No lace.

S: smells like grain and some alcohol surprisingly. A hint of floral tones.

T: sweet, nutty, oxidized. Not too impressive. Should have some sweetness here.

M: medium bodied with light carb.

O: not privy to this one. I like marzen, but this was over oxidized.

harrymel, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of tubeyes
2.25/5  rDev -37%

tubeyes, Dec 02, 2012
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
Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -30%

bundy462, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of SWMeyer4141
2.58/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into Boulevard tumbler.

Appearance-Brownish red body with about a half finger off white head. No lacing, No retention. Kinda dull looking.

Smell-Lots of malt. Some light floral notes and

Taste-Nothing about this beer screams Marzen/Octoberfest/Fall beer. Some sweet malts upfront with some breadiness and a light hop finish. Just a traditional lager to me.

Mouthfeel-Light bodied, medium carbonation

Overall-Sisyphus, Pheonixxx, Devils Backbone...Love their seasonals. This one though I'm not sure waht they were thinking. Nothing about but this beer screams octoberfest.

SWMeyer4141, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of depechemode1983
2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark honey amber color with a off white soda like head that is gone in about 2 minutes. No lacing at all. Smells very malty with faint hops. Smells like cinnamon, bread, and caramel. Smells a lot like capirotada. Hoppier then I expected. Seems a little off balance. Taste bready, bits of caramel and spice, with an off sour background that lingers for awhile. Mouthfeel is boderline watery with high carbonation. Drinkability isnt too high. The alcohol isnt really that high but the beer seems unbalanced. I remember this beer being a lot better. Although its been a couple years. I might have bought a bad bottle. Maybe not.

depechemode1983, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of zander4dawin
2.63/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A dark amber beer with a thin head. Darker than most oktoberfest beers around. Has a little more of a tasted taste on it. After taste has a burnt malt taste that comes off a little odd and lingers for a while. Comes off a little thin on the body. Overall a decent marzen beer but there are better options out there.

zander4dawin, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of burnerfinger
2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from the 12 ox bottle into my new belgium gobllet:

a: nice caramel colored brew with tannish 2 finger head, not much lacing. not very clear at all. head settles quick...

s:
lite malty smell, nothing further.

t a bit mettalic and understated on the taste as well...

M:
nice body, good carbonation.

D:
Very drinkalbe that much I can say...
not as bad as a macro but getting dangerously close IMHO

a bit bland, not really quaiifying as a oktoberfest to me. enjoy if you can!

burnerfinger, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of deadliest
2.75/5  rDev -23%

deadliest, Sep 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

JGilbrech, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this in a trade with mattisloco. Thanks Matt!

Poured into a standard American pint glass.

Appearance: Typical pour netted a short, white layer of foam, which quickly receded to a thin crown. The body is surprisingly cloudy and orange-amber in color. Spotty lacing. Not really sure what this beer's faults are, but it generally just doesn't look right. Whatev.

Smell: Loads of caramel and bread crust, followed by sugar glaze and a candied orange-like component. Very sweet and a little odd.

Taste: Caramel and residual malt sugars jump out at me first. There's also a solid grainy backbone and a pinch of lemon and salt. A touch of soy sauce maybe? Oak and toasted wholegrain bread combine nicely in the aftertaste. Kind of a wild ride, but all-in-all decent, I suppose.

Mouthfeel: Malt-forward, lightly carbonated, and medium-heavy in terms of body. The combination of flavors really takes my palate for a ride. Finishes on a sweet note.

Drinkability: I'm not sure how much age factored into the equation here, but I've kept this beer refrigerated since I acquired it this past fall. This is a strange beer; a very different (putting it nicely) approach to the style.

ThreeWiseMen, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of nhindian
2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a narrow stein!

Bottle provided as a generous extra by Exiled, thanks Jason!

A - Pours a dark amber with nice golden highlights to it. Builds about two finger's of cloudy head which diminishes pretty quickly. Can see a heavy carbonation in this beer and it's clarity is visually appealing. Moderate lacing.

S - Smell is extremely bready and very strong notes caramel. Mildly spicy and even a sense of skunk to it.

T - Taste is full of the dry biscuit bread notes that were so apparent in the nose. Outside of that, there's little going on with this beer besides a slight spice and bitter hop finish. A bit bland and a tad buttery as well.

M - Mouthfeel is heavy with surprisingly little carbonation. This beer is thick, each sip is like taking a big bite of bread. I could see it pairing nicely with a meal, but it's a bit heavy for nighttime drinking. Finish is short and underwhelming.

D - Drinkability is low. The flavor profile isn't much to get excited for, and the thickness just kind of kills it for me.

nhindian, Dec 18, 2010
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2.93/5  rDev -17.9%

GenericWarrior, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

Meyers1023, Aug 24, 2014
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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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3/5  rDev -16%

Sazz9, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

ygtbsm94, Oct 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

SicemWT, Oct 30, 2013
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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.