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Staghorn Octoberfest - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

735 Ratings

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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 75
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 09-16-2002)
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Kyrojack, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Stevedore
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle of the 2013 seasonal bottling. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 8/26/2013.

This beer pours with a clear copper/amber body with a fluffy 2cm white head that slowly dissipates into a thin film with lots of bubbly lacing on the side. The lacing sticks as I drink this beer. Absolutely a great looking beer- pretty typical of New Glarus beers, now that I think about it.

Nose is primarily a clean yeast flavour. As it warms, I can smell some sweet biscuits and caramel. A bit of floral hoppiness as well. Nothing too pungent or special here. Smells like a typical lager until it warms up some.

I really like how this beer tastes. Its got a very clean malt flavour with sweet biscuits, caramel and honey that is complemented very well by floral hops and a nice sourdough yeastiness. Very complex, but smooth and clean tasting. Great flavour profile here.

The feel on this is very nice. Clean, refreshing in a light bodied beer that is well carbonated. Slightly dry finish that is very heavy on the malts. This is a very good Oktoberfest-style beer, one of the best I've had, actually. Nice work on this lager, Dan.

Stevedore, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Stoutfan23DJ, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

firstlighthiker, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Gatordaddy, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

MarshMan71, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

dedbeer, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jawneyt, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

bkonk10, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

hochief, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

cadaugherty, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, soft, soapy head that has great retention and laces nicely. Surprisingly aromatic. Bright, spicy-floral hop aroma. I think the malt is even in there. Radiant, gold color that is slightly amber. Starts off with spicy, floral hops and a touch of bitterness. A sweetness underlies it all. Then the malt moves in with big notes of biscuit. Finish is a wonderful blend of spicy hops and sweet, biscuity malt.

This tastes like autumn. It has that perfect blend of spicy hop and malt. Just excellent. I thought I remembered not liking this one, so I'd been avoiding purchasing it for awhile (plus having 2 years without being near Wisconsin), but I was wrong. This is wonderful.

TheSSG, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

BlackNote, Aug 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

e30todamax, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Sunn, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

gpawned, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

roostor07, Aug 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

falconxman, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of JParlow
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice rep for the style. Color was a nice golden/red. The head presented itself nicely, about a half of inch but then dissipated quickly. I'm usually looking for a little more malty finish in an Oktoberfest, it was briefly there but not as pronounced as I look for in this style. Overall this is a very drinkable offering from an outstanding brewery. If you get a chance to pick up a sixpack or better yet, if you get a chance to have this on tap– I wouldn't pass it by. It'll be well worth the cost.

JParlow, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Benish, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

pkrager5, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Hallertau, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Fireslayer, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

SkinniePost, Aug 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

cnbrown313, Aug 13, 2013
Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.