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Staghorn Octoberfest - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

649 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 61
Gots: 24 | 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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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-21-2011 22:41:08 | More by KC9LDB
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2011 14:39:22 | More by denimdemon
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schomber

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

11-19-2011 22:32:52 | More by schomber
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

11-19-2011 05:08:40 | More by DoctorB2B
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

11-19-2011 04:10:05 | More by ScrimshawFan
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mklinger

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

11-17-2011 23:21:22 | More by mklinger
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: A bright shade of bronze with nice clarity and a modest white head that is well retained.
S: Toasted bready malt, lager yeast and slight vegetal character.
T: Rich toasted bready malts with a hint of sweetness. Toasted malt is light but not thin. Finish is clean and dry with just a bit of citric bitterness at the end.
M: Light body with crisp carbonation.
This is a top tier lager. A very clean and precise Oktoberfest that compares well with any US-brewed versions of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 04:53:44 | More by GeezLynn
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a deep gold with almost-white head and a little bit of lacing.
Small, almost unnoticeable particulates.

Nose gives off the fruity, metallic, grain flavor typical to lighter Oktoberfest beers.

Taste is sweet, grainy, with a decent hop bitterness to balance it out.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and slightly syrupy, but finishes clean.

Overall a tasty and clean beer. I'm somewhat off-put by the syrupy mouthfeel, but quickly disappears so as not to detract from the total experience of the beer. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 03:50:42 | More by syrupjoe
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

11-16-2011 01:57:19 | More by doucmehu
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-15-2011 22:03:19 | More by millelacsmark
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ScreamForMe

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2011 08:02:57 | More by ScreamForMe
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2011 06:16:15 | More by Exiled
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2011 02:11:36 | More by bbadger
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seeswo

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.2%

11-15-2011 01:49:57 | More by seeswo
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2011 00:55:40 | More by thebouch01
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +1%

11-14-2011 23:42:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

11-14-2011 14:36:02 | More by bpfrush
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birchstick

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a light caramel color, almost dark orange, with a really attractive head on it

S - smells of grain malts with some spicy hops

T - taste follows the nose to a T. Loads of cereal and grain malts are first up. These are followed by some lightly floral and spicy hops. Very clean throughout.

M - full and creamy

D - this is a really solid Marzen style brew. Pretty straightforward, but this style usually isn't the deepest in flavors. But what is there is really good and flavorful. Definitely enjoyed this offering!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 00:41:48 | More by birchstick
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jegross2

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drinking this one out of a very large tasting glass from Goose Island. I only bought this exclusively to cook brats in, but decided to ciphon some for tryin'. Full disclosure, I tend to dislike lagers, and have not found a marzen that I like not made by Paulaner. On to the review

Appearance: a light translucent amber color, more yellow with a hint of brown than red. The beer has no head other than the fizzy carbonation.

Smell: Has a sweet corn and bread smell that reminds me of miller lite. Vague spices also seem to float around in the aroma too.

Taste: A diluted malt-and-spice flavor that has way too much "corn" and "grain" taste. There is a very faint finish.

Mouthfeel: a low bodied, watery beer with fizzy carbonation. Very clean, crisp and refreshing

Overall: This beer is very drinkable, but it's hard to distinguish this as anything other than a slightly spicer, more expensive miller lite. Again, I do not like the style, but even for a Marzen this one fell flat for me. It DOES make a great brat marinade, however.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 01:30:52 | More by jegross2
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a long neck brown 12 oz. bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Clear light amber color with barely one finger of off-white foam. Foam faded quick and left no lacing behind and no cap.

Smell: Sweet corn and bread-like malt. Little to no hops present. A bit sweeter and perfume-like than a typical Marzen Oktoberfest style.

Taste: Watered down sweet malt and some corn flavor. A lot sweeter and thinner than most good Oktoberfest beers, and not malty enough. Could also stand a little more earthy hops presence to balance all that thin sweetness out.

Mouth feel: Light body with typical carbonation. Pretty typical.

Overall: I like a lot of the beers from New Glarus, but this isn't one of my favorites. Way too sweet for a Marzen Oktoberfest style and way too thin and watery. There are too many good Oktoberfest beers out there to have any reason to seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 23:45:26 | More by ChopperSmith
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a brilliant clear orange with bone white head, decent retention, some lacing

S: the nose is loaded with caramel and bready malts, also picking up some fall spices, some hints at a pumpkin ale, notes of graham cracker...very unique for the style... I like

T: starts off with malty sweetness, notes of molasses, brown sugar, this is followed up by dry bready malts, again a big presence of graham cracker on the finish. This is an excellent Marzen!

MF: medium to high carbonation, relatively light body

O: Of all of the Octoberfest/Marzen style brews I have tried, this is the most memorable. It has the nice lager flavors that go along with the style, but also has it's own unique spin. Well done New Glarus.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 06:57:28 | More by homebrew311
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was able to try Staghorn last night at an Oktoberfest party. The beer poured clear, amber orange with a sudsy, off white head that settles pretty quickly. Not much lace to speak of. The scent for the most part was typical grain and slight alcohol. The taste was dissapointing to me, the beer was slightly sweet and a mild spicy hop character that balances well in the finish. There's a vague fruitiness in the aftertaste with warmth as well. The mouthfeel is ok...the body was fine I dont think I can have more than one though. Overall it is ok worth a try ...sure....more than that....eh.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 20:51:51 | More by WoodBrew
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Nachojon

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Champs in Lake Geneva into pint glass.

A- Pours clear amber with thin white head that grips the sides of glass.

S- Great fall smell. Spices, warmth and hops on nose.

T- Nice fall spice and barley to start, clean and robust with hints of corn. Fruity almost sour finish of berries.

M- Clean, crisp mouthfeel, not sticky at all.

O- Refreshing,pleasant Octoberfest that I could drink year around, very good bordering on great beer. New Glarus never disappoints.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 14:37:47 | More by Nachojon
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into New Glarus Stien.

Appearance: A Golden Orange bodied beer with 2 fingers of bone white head and really good lacing!

Smell: Moderately sweet malts. Malt profile of buiscuits and some caramel. Even smell a little honey even though I dont think that this beer was brewed with any honey. Little spiciness from the yeast as well.

Taste: Really nice malty profile that follows how it smells! Bready, biscuity and caramel malts flavors upfront with a mild spicy finish. Still tastes really fresh to me even though this beer was released in August.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Carbonation is lively and prickely. Very well carbonated. Clean finish yet robust malty profile for a lager!

Overall: My favorite Octoberfest beer. I love this beer Dan Carey does a fantastic job with this style! It falls... and this beer is the beer I love during this season!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 23:22:05 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't usually like Marzen if they are too flavorful or thick. This one is a little light tasting, and that is to my liking. It's very pretty in the glass and has a faint but clean aroma. The taste is crisp and refreshing.

Normally I don't want another marzen but I would make an exception for this. Unfortunately, this is the only one left from my Wisconsin trip. I found these old Wisconsin microbreweries to be much better than I had given them credit for. They make a lot of micro-miller, but they also make bolder styles.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 23:33:23 | More by schoolboy
Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.