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Oktoberfest - Real Ale Brewing Company

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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +12%

12-17-2012 01:11:28 | More by t0rin0
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very clear ruby tinted brown with a good two finger hight head of off white, tannish colored lace. Smell was good, lots of bready ,malts with a kicker of bittering hops. Nothing spetacular but still a quality brew. Nice light feel and good carbonation stayed until the end. Overall this was not a bad beer at all. I have had better, but this was still very sessionable and something that I am sure wood not dissapoint. Defintly a tick above the average Oktoberfest, but nothing that was fall down awesome. Though the finish had a nice touh of sweetnes to it, some caramel and even a tocuh of roasted nuts that seemed to linger and push the flavor forward.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 01:42:15 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Bobby for another Texan beer.

A: The pour is a dark amber color, one could call it copper, I suppose. The head is initially a thin layer of khaki foam, but soon dies down to almost nothing.

S: The hops are mildly spicy with some definite earthy notes. A fair amount of lager yeast follows. As the beer comes up to temperature, I get more of the rich bready character and a hint of caramel.

T: This one opens up with the dense breadiness I was expecting. Some nice spice flavors to this beer as well, I seem to pick up some nutmeg. The sweetness is moderate with a mild bitterness to compliment it all.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of rolling carbonation.

D: A really good beer. Before I knew it my glass was empty and the bottle was gone.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 05:25:38 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

12-04-2011 23:09:18 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

10-25-2013 15:14:49 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

11-17-2011 02:37:20 | More by Texasfan549
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Mora2000

Texas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2009 19:42:19 | More by Mora2000
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mactrail

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Handsome orangey amber in the glass with a decent head. Quite sudsy with a sparkling, but light, mouthfeel. Some malty substance with a club soda taste on the tongue.

Malty nose with some caramel. Plenty of roast malt. Rather sweet but seems appropriate to the style. Some hints of hops with a little earthy bitterness at the finish. Clean flavor with a pleasing fruity touch, but just sharp enough to give it some balance. A hint of oily texture.

Thoroughly pleasant version of Oktoberfest. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Pinkie's in San Angelo.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 04:15:39 | More by mactrail
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into pilsner glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of off-white head. Decent retention with some lacing. Color is a golden amber. Active carbonation.

Aroma: Biscuit malts and butter flavors. A bit of skunk shows. Grassy hops. Some caramel shows as well.

Taste: Bready, biscuity, and malty. Some grassy hops show. A bit of caramel. A hint of skunk barely shows.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and dry. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with some roast to it.

Overall, a fairly average octoberfest. Somewhat drinkable, but I wouldn't want too much of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 01:32:24 | More by mothman
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-12-2013 21:57:56 | More by dmorgan310
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

12-07-2011 23:19:28 | More by drummermattie02
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from depechemode1983 and Exiled, thanks for the opportunity guys.
Pours a shade lighter than red with a thinnish white head that dissipates almost immediately. Smells mostly of grainy bready malt with hints of honey. Very faint earthy hop aroma barely peeks through the sweetness. Taste leans heavily towards the sweet bready malts, with a very light smattering of dark dried fruits as she warms a bit. Sweet almost sticky mouthfeel is barely kept in check by the crisp carbonation. This is a decent enough brew although a bit sweet for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 04:58:48 | More by johnnnniee
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by stamp of 11.20.10. Pours a clear, light copper color with a decent sized cap of tan foam. Fades fairly fast to a thin coat and does not leave any lacing.

Nose is nutty and caramel maltiness, pretty standard marzen smell. Not overly sweet with a little bit of toast. Clean, fresh...pecan-esque nuttiness is the differentiator here.

Rich malts get sweeter on the palate but still leaves room for plenty of toast and roasted nuts to shine. Glimmer of hop bitterness on the finish is a nice touch. Plenty of flavor here and the body is certainly not thin. This is a good beer, and I think the best of the 4 bottled Oktoberfests that hail from Texas.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 23:18:09 | More by twiggamortis420
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champ103

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear reddish/orange color. A small white head forms and recedes in an instant. Very light lace is left behind.
S: Grainy, cereal, and sweet caramel malt.
T: Follows the nose. Sweet malt, grain and cereal. Some caramel, and light hops linger.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Kind of watery though. Not hard to drink. I have sessioned this several times since it was released.

Not bad. Just kind of bland. Something that is worth a try, but not one of Real Ale's better beers.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2009 23:38:20 | More by champ103
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 00:49:29 | More by EgadBananas
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from kiltedtxn and aggieboudreux, Thanks Guys!

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear orange/rust color with a small beige head that thinned out to a ring.

S - good malty, fall smelling beer.

T - it has a nice taste to it, balanced sweetness with a lightly bitter, dry finish.

F - medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

D - goes down easy with or without a Bavarian pretzel.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 20:51:54 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-30-2011 22:04:47 | More by cdwil
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

11-15-2011 04:31:38 | More by Exiled
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harrymel

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 03:12:35 | More by harrymel
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-14-2012 11:36:13 | More by Gagnonsux
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gtermi

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 05:17:53 | More by gtermi
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint. Best by 11-04-10.

Pours a crisp, ruddy-copper body with good clarity. The crackling sawdust head retreats quickly to a thin wisp and ring of tiny bubbles, methodically supplied from trails of carbonation rising up from the laser-etched bottom. Great aroma: nutty Vienna malts, brown sugar, squash and other Autumnal veggies. Light doses of German hops and yeast add a hint of spice to the background.

Crisp and semi-fruity up front with floral hops, browned apples, and nutmeg. Malts bring toasted bread and nuttiness mid-sip, as well as some caramel and light toffee notes. Great balance overall. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly on the tongue with a bit too much carbonation, but otherwise solidly sessionable. Real Ale continues to please with their seasonal releases, and this is a solid addition to that lineup with the Oktoberfest. Now, bring on the Shade Grown Coffee Porter!!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 02:47:26 | More by wagenvolks
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allengarvin

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A vigorous pour of this clear, copper-colored beer resulted in little head, and that faded away within moments. The aroma is nice though, with nice lightly-toasty Munich malt, much better than many domestic oktoberfests. Good flavor as well, with emphasis squarely on the malt profile. Hop presence is restrained, though bitterness is enough to keep this from being a particularly sweet example, and to dry out the finish.

Very good style-appropriate offering from Real Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 20:31:25 | More by allengarvin
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to wagenvolks for the trade! 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint pours a crisp bubbly orange with a nice frothy eggshell head that diminishes to a ring and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma is slight toasted malts and not much else. The taste is a nice amount of toasted malts against a subtle but present Noble hop backbone. The beer is nice and light bodied with smooth carbonation and a touch of dryness. This is a nice demonstration of the Oktoberfest style.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 00:35:58 | More by atsprings
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -16%

12-18-2011 07:13:40 | More by duff247
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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.