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Oktoberfest - Real Ale Brewing Company

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
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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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice looking marzen, deep orange and perfectly clear, with a good light orange head.

Aroma and flavor are complete malt bombs, perfect for an octoberfest beer. Tastes like they went heavy on the Munich malt, perhaps my favorite of all malts. Hops provide bitterness to balance and a bit of crispness, but aren't the stand-out for this one, only a balancer.

Easy drinking body and clean lager crispness make this a very tasty october treat. As usual, I am not disappointed in any way when I pick up RABC beers.

AlCaponeJunior, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev +5%

hsus0225, Oct 04, 2013
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 Michaeldmanley
4/5  rDev +12%

Michaeldmanley, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Powderhornphil
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Powderhornphil, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Radome
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Radome, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Fakexican
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Fakexican, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of RandyPuckett
3.75/5  rDev +5%

RandyPuckett, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of cgrunin
3.5/5  rDev -2%

cgrunin, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of brurevu
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Real Ale Oktoberfest poured a deep amber with plenty of malt on the nose which is in keeping with the style. The taste had a loads of caramel malt with a slight nuttiness and a little bitterness on the end to keep it from being overly sweet. The Real Ale Oktoberfest is an exceptional local take on the style and I found it highly drinkable and refreshing. This brew from Real Ale really hit the spot.

brurevu, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Garrettshu
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Garrettshu, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of TheDrunkGnoll
3.75/5  rDev +5%

TheDrunkGnoll, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of rph97
3.5/5  rDev -2%

rph97, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After having their Altbier I'm expecting them to tackle German styles well.

Pours a clear deep orange with an off-white head. Retains well and leaves some lacing.

Breadiness upfront with some sweeter caramel in behind with some spicy and herbal hop.

Lightly toasted bread and caramel. Low bitterness with some herbal and earthiness to it.

Sturdy bodied with plenty of carbonation to move pleasantly along the palette.

MattSweatshirt, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Jame515, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -16%

Sazz9, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of brett606
3.25/5  rDev -9%

brett606, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -2%

JamLand, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of blastoderm55
3.25/5  rDev -9%

blastoderm55, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of canders0927
3/5  rDev -16%

canders0927, May 16, 2013
Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -2%

csfcmitchell, May 13, 2013
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 10, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy dark amber with a tan-colored head, which soon fades to a slight dusting on the surface. The lacing is thick, glass-coating, and fine-beaded.

Aroma: Rich dark bread aroma is paired with moderately spicy hops and caramel.

Taste: Strong malt backbone with crusty dark bread and caramel notes, these carry the taste from start to close. There are also moderately spicy, earthy hops, and a bit of alcohol. Late in the taste there is a little wave of herbal hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, pleasant, with little carbonation noted..

Drinkability/notes: A very pleasant and drinkable example, which compares favorably to native German examples.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck style bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of JeffSuttonTX
4/5  rDev +12%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.