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Staghorn Octoberfest - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

869 Ratings

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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 85
Gots: 77 | 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:
Beer added by: cokes on 09-16-2002

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Very clear, light amber color with one finger of off-white foam head that diminishes to a large and persistent pad. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and an occasional solitary bubble rises in the column.

S: Bready Munich malt is well developed, uplifted by and integrated with the breath of baker's yeast. Caramel is present in trace quantity, as is carbon dioxide.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with malt that is dynamically bready, both husky and refined. The hop contribution is minimal, just keeping flavors fresh with a nod toward balance. Acidity is kept under tight control, helping but never detracting. The greatest contribution from the acidity is a mellow mixed citrus quality that constitutes the only fruit component present. The middle sees a parade of more refined Munich and crystal malt flavors, followed by a finish that is soft, bready, and very forgiving.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, balanced and refreshing on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This beer is a genuine pace-setter among American-brewed amber lagers. There may be no better choice to show off the potential of New Glarus to brew a traditional and delicious German-style beer. It is deliciously malty and very palate-friendly--truly compelling.

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A: Pours what I would imagine the color created when there are drops of red, orange and yellow bled together...nice active appearance with a very thin lacing of head

S: Grainy, somewhat sweet...but very "beer" on the nose if that makes sense...

T: definite splashes of sweetness washed across this grainy-corny-malty beer... for a Oktoberfest, pretty good

M: Light to Medium in body..somewhat creamy. But easy to drink.

O: I realize I'm late in the season, but this is one of my favorite Oktoberfests out there.. had it before, I'm sure I'll have it again-

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Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.