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Schlafly Oktoberfest - The Schlafly Tap Room

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315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: maxpower on 10-20-2002)
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eclaycamp

Kansas

3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Using a rudimentary and very basic beer mug for this one. Somewhat of a murky, cloudy appearance that could be chill haze, with very little in the way of head or head retention. Caramel sweet aroma with hints of sourdough bread underneath. Light carbonation and a relatively thin mouthfeel. Caramel sweet aroma also translates over to the finish. Some might complain that the body's a little thin on this but I think it works fine in the parameters of the beer and the style in which it is working. There's also a surprising amount of bitterness to be found in the middle of this beer, though the huge caramel finish overpowers that relatively quickly. Lemony citrus hops also help to cut the sweetness of the finish. This beer is all about the malt profile - which is good because it's very decent and enjoyable. That said it's not spectacular - there's not a lot here that's going to bring you back to the beer or anything particularly memorable about it.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 02:26:50 | More by eclaycamp
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Schlafly Oktoberfest from The Schlafly Tap Room
82 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.