Staghorn Octoberfest - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +22.5%
Beautiful dark amber color with a lovely head. The smell is sweetly complex, with overtones of clove. But the flavor is what makes this one so great. It's a richly complex beer, smooth but not overwhelming. One of the best I've had in quite some time.
08-22-2012 01:10:13 | More by scriabin
3.93/5 rDev -0.8%
A: A darker shade of amber, close to copper, but not quite that dark. Clear. Forms a small fizzy white head that fizzes away within a minute. No lacing.
S: The mild aroma of sweet malt, a touch of caramel, and a restrained bit of grassy hops.
T: Very clean tasting. Sweet, yet light, caramel malts and a some lighter bready notes. A touch of toast. Then a light blend of earthy and grassy hops.
M: Medium body and malty with lower carbonation gives this one a slick mouthfeel. Mild bitterness.
O: A very clean, easy drinking version of the style. Many of the typical Oktoberfest beers tend to be far to malty for my likings, but this one is fairly nice.
08-17-2012 00:04:23 | More by Florida9
4.8/5 rDev +21.2%
Pours a copper red with a finger of head.
Smells grassy and malty. Almost some mineral, like an alt or something
Taste is bready, sweet. Kind of grassy. A good fall beer.
Mouthfeel is medium, carbonated well and easy drinking, but with enough fullness to make you feel like you're drinking a real beer.
Overall I really like this beer. Very drinkable, very tasty. It has just enough of everything and keeps with the style, won't bore but doesn't step out the bounds. I really like it and will continue to be excited for it every fall.
08-11-2012 04:59:14 | More by scones
3.18/5 rDev -19.7%
Yikes, after trying to force myself to enjoy this beer for the second straight year, I figured I'd finally write a full review.
Poured into my New Glarus pilsner glass. Looks nice, but a little lighter than I prefer colorwise for an Oktoberfest.
Smell is okay, nothing special.
The taste is where this beer really goes wrong for me. To begin with, not enough bready, toasty notes. Then comes the strange sterile metal taste. The finish is unpleasant.
Mouthfeel is fine.
Overall, I really do not like this beer. Strange, considering I really enjoy almost everything else from New Glarus. There are many other Oktoberfest style brews I prefer to Staghorn (including Sam Adams), I don't think I'll be revisiting this in the future.
05-27-2012 23:34:04 | More by thebigredone
3.03/5 rDev -23.5%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pinto glass.
A- Poursa a deep dark orangish gold. Has a light fizzy head that dissipates right away. Nice and Clear with ample light penetration.
S- Light caramel malt notes with a slightly skunky hoppy finish. Overall though the smell is rather sweet. More malty than skunky for sure.
T- Slightly sweet with hints of caramel and some bready notes. Ends on some what of a watery tasteless finish.
M- Very light and smooth with a medium body. Low carbonation. Really coats the inside of your mouth after each sip.
O- This beer was good and definitely drinkable however the low carbonation made it seem very off. The scent was rather poor although it smelled alright. Kind of a swing and a miss for new Glarus. First of their beers I have ever tried and felt this way about. Hoping this bottle was defective but I'm not so sure. May try again at some point if I get the chance but this was really a rather bland marzen.
05-06-2012 04:50:39 | More by Zachtheporter
3.78/5 rDev -4.5%
Big thanks to BeerFMAndy for getting a box of New Glarus out to me. Served in a New Glarus taster glass.
Pours a clear deep amber/copper color with a nice white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose has a good bit of amber and bready malt with a touch of caramel sweetness. Some earthy hops lingering in the background. The flavor is quite malty with a bit of hops cutting through the finish. Medium body. Very nice.
04-10-2012 10:04:42 | More by Thorpe429
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +1%
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
The beer is light golden colored with a white head. The aroma is mildly fruity, light malt. Smooth feel. Nice flavor, with a lingering lager malt and fruity aftertaste. A touch of dryness in the finish. Light bodied, this one goes down easily. A solid example of the style.
04-08-2012 21:52:52 | More by Huhzubendah
Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
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