Staghorn Octoberfest - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.28/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Reddish copper tone. Decent head and lacing.
Smell: Mostly malty, quite appetizing.
Taste: Again with the malt, in a biscuity sense. Hoppy in the sense of many New Glarus beers: not that bitter, but very flavorful. A mild sweetness encapsulates the tongue and morphs into a pleasant aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, seems to have less carbonation than some Octoberfests. In this way, it's somewhat softer and smoother than some of its style-mates.
Drinkability: Very easy to drink, even for the unoffensive Octoberfest style. Alcohol content is a tad high, but this is not a detraction. The beer is slightly punchy, but this seems to come more from the flavors than the alcohol.
Notes: I'd say this is my favorite American Octoberfest, and probably favorite Marzen period. It's not my favorite style, but New Glarus sure crafts their beers right. When I'm in the mood for a malty autumn beer next year, I'll definitely pick up some Stags.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2009 22:40:52 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear copper, nice bubbles from the bottom, Finger of off white head, good looking lager
Smell is grain, cereal, bread, caramel, herbal hop, biscuit. toffee, but most of all a big bready grainy malt, smells like a good marzen!
Taste is bready/grainy malt, herbal hop is there but very minimal, caramel, kind of a crisp flavor, biscuit, toffee.
Mouthfeel is medium light, medium high carbonation, wet finish but crisp
Best Oktoberfest goin IMO... Blessed to live in WI, also blessed that New Glarus beers hold up a lot better then most with a few months on um! Prost my friends!
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 19:11:31 | More by nickapalooza86
Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.