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Oktoberfest - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

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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Ratings: 193 | Reviews: 62
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2.69/5  rDev -24.6%
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...

lite malty smell, nothing further.

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

nice body, good carbonation.

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!

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3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed December 15, 2011. Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Pint glass.

A: Pours a nice active 1/2 inch head. The carbonation appears intense on this with bubbles coming up quite actively. The color is a nice Tawny brown and damn does it look enticing, no lacing.

S: A pleasant sweet maltness rises. A nice bread and caramel come out and it's smells nice for its smooth style.

T: A toasty caramel came at me head on. It comes sweet, but a nice bitter lingers on the tongue for a bit.

M: This hits the tongue really carbonated. This feels quite watery as well which is quite a turnoff for me.

O: The consistency is what I disliked about this beer the most. The taste was solid, but I doubt its something I'll pick up again.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: too foggy
Smell: Smelled like rotten flesh when it was in the bottle, but better out of the bottle
Taste is good. A bit nutty.
Mouthfeel is pleasant
The beer is a bit average and I don't think most people would pick up on the subtle nutty aftertaste.

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3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber orange glass is fairly hazy, holds a thin white cover of foam that gives a little lace.

Smell: Earthy hop leaves, wet grain with a mild sweetness. A hint of yeast.

Taste: Fairly balanced with the sweetness hitting first trailing off to a lightly bitter hop leaf finish. A peppery element in the finish with a very German character, guessing the hops lead me there.

Mouthfeel: A bit oily, prickly carbonation, mild chew in the finish, medium-heavy body.

Overall: A good German style beer, but seems a bit heavy and sweet for an Okto. Still, one of my favorite of the season.

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2.65/5  rDev -25.8%
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.

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4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a stubby cocktail glass in my hotel room. Dark amber color is a little darker than tradition - but I could really care less. Very little head. Nose is muted, but a sweetness comes out. A hint of toast.

Velvet entry...so smooth, yet rich, carmel maltiness folds out over the palate. Lush and full of sweet maltiness. Crisp flavors, yet full bodied. No hops evident in flavor, but they are there cleansing the palate of the sweetness on the finish. The flavor hits the best of the tradition in my view.

An excellent interpretation - brings home the german roots of this are of Texas. Bravo! Finally - I taste great beer in TX!

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4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Spot on to style. Clear golden, copper color with a medium head, nice retention, and walls of creamy lace.

The aroma is malty with faint earthy and spicy hops. Rich caramel, toffee notes, and bready backbone.

Awesomely delicious, malty, sweet but not cloying, rich caramel, toffee and honey hints. Big bready backbone, faint earthy hops in the finish. Nicely balanced. Touch of warmth.

Slightly warming, rich and medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink. Awesome beer.

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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
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