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Schlafly Oktoberfest - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 6
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 10-20-2002

Our Oktoberfest is a traditional Bavarian Märzen with a toasty malt aroma and slight caramel taste. This rich, amber lager is balanced by the use of German noble hops, while the lager yeast ferments cold and slow, creating a smooth, crisp beer.

Märzen, or Oktoberfest, has its origins in Bavaria, most likely before the 16th century. For public safety and brewing quality concerns, the Bavarian Brauordnung was decreed in 1539, stating that beer could only be brewed from September 29th (Saint Michael) to April 23rd (Saint George). Over the summer months, beers were stored, or lagered, in caves and stone cellars. The evolution of Oktoberfest came from the last brews of the year, in March (or Märzen), as these beers would be ready to drink for the Bavarian celebration, “Oktoberfest”.

25 IBU
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3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean amber, with nice off-white head. Loopy lace.

Aroma: Caramel and biscuit malty, really pretty expected and true to the style. Pleasant.

Taste: More of the caramel/biscuit malts, with a touch of fruitiness in there. A perfectly drinkable and enjoyable Oktoberfest — maybe not to the same quality as a true German rendition, but nonetheless, one I’d not hesitate to enjoy again.

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A-Cloudy orange, one finger head that doesn't last long

S-Rather malty, some spice, caramel, toffee and some orange.

T-Nice malty caramel. A tad bit of orange. Not much in the way of hops, but for a malty brew it is not offensive.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-Much better than I was expecting, especially given I am not too fond of the style.

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Schlafly Oktoberfest from The Schlafly Tap Room
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