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Oktoberfest - Church Brew Works

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Church Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-11-2002)
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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-22-2013 19:33:51 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +13.3%

Sampled from a 22oz bomber take out sample, Appearance: Copper orange tone with a nice sized thicket of cream hued head leaes absolutely wonderful amount of lacing spread evenly. Aroma: Slightly toasted nut scented malts with a strong caramel sugary scent running through it with some balancing Hallertau to top it off, solid. Taste: More than I could have hopped for very low expectations for this one, boy was I wrong caramel toasted nut edge this beer is so crisp and smooth and it packs enough flavor to keep me coming back awesome brew, bravo. Syrupy malts with the finishing Hallertau this is a well made version of one of my favorite styles. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied smooth carbonation can't complain here. Drinkability: Is excellent if I were going to go and drink at the brewpub in the fall this is the beer I would find myself with over and over again.

12-15-2003 19:46:43 | More by WVbeergeek
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-16-2012 22:29:53 | More by mrosenfeld32
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ruffdawg

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

09-30-2012 16:45:17 | More by ruffdawg
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DaMyth

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-03-2012 21:23:10 | More by DaMyth
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

Not sure about the on tap "bashing" I thought it was pretty good.

A - Pours a nice light amber with a half inch of head.

S - Slight bit of biscuit malt, touches of caramel, and maybe a bit of hops.

T - Flavor is light, not overly bitter, and has a crisp biscuit like malt with a touch of caramel sweetness. Simple but it works.

M - Light to medium pretty easy to drink.

Overall I think this is right up there with their dunkel at being an easy laid back beer with light flavors.

09-10-2011 02:09:15 | More by DrDemento456
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Ghizmo

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-06-2012 03:14:24 | More by Ghizmo
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-20-2013 02:42:27 | More by LooseMoose1978
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dpage27

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-03-2013 20:05:53 | More by dpage27
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-15-2013 11:53:29 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Jonesy24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

09-21-2012 22:58:29 | More by Jonesy24
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-13-2013 06:53:23 | More by outoffocus
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gjrey


4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-20-2012 15:11:32 | More by gjrey
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -34.4%

Pours a orange-ish to yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, a small earthiness. In the taste, small earthiness and biscuit like malt, but a bit watery. A smooth a light bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry earhtiness in the aftertaste. Kind of watery and thin, expecting a bit more.

09-17-2010 01:50:02 | More by OWSLEY069
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tygry

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-01-2014 15:13:25 | More by tygry
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured ontap, its Octoberfest!

Amber brown in hue with no head but rising carbonation bubbles.

Aroma is of roasted malts and spicy hop.

Following the nose, the brew is lightly caramelized. Brown sugar, and roasted malts. Hop is earthy and tea like, serving its purpose. Hints of fruit too with a nice roasted malt finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit light on carbonation.

Drinkable? Sure. A pretty respectable Octoberfest from the CBW. I could drink more than one at a time but at the pub there is always a good selection to lead me elsewhere.

10-11-2009 00:46:52 | More by Stinkypuss
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%

Appearance - Pours a dark amber with just a hint of a head.No lacing at all.

Smell - I cannot smell a thing.

Taste - Some malt and caramel but none of the sweetness that I look for in an Octoberfest.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied.

Overall -Average beer that has a very dry finish probably won't drink any more of these.

09-13-2011 01:40:34 | More by ejimhof
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cerevisiaephilus

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

Had four or five of these last weekend at the church brew works and man were they tasty. Really nice clean malt flavor with just a touch of astringency in the finish. Very nice looking beer in the glass. I think it was a mug?? Should have written it down. Very drinkable. Went wonderfully with the very tasty pumpkin pierogies.

08-30-2004 16:51:12 | More by cerevisiaephilus
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Alkey

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

Poured from a 22oz. bottle a golden orange color with a little head and some spotty lacing. Smells of sweet malt and a bit of a grassy hop. Taste of sweet malts with a hop bite very crisp, clean, and highly drinkable. I'll be looking forward to drinking this again next year.

11-19-2006 14:01:59 | More by Alkey
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-07-2012 21:11:11 | More by IPAFrankieH
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joebaas11


3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-14-2013 11:38:01 | More by joebaas11
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-15-2014 03:04:03 | More by _morandi_
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JamesS

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%

This is an excellent oktoberfest beer! Very crisp and refreshing, with a deep autumn feel and flavor. It had an excellent rust coloring, a deep harvest scent, it went down smooth, and had a wonderful flavor. I always look forward to fall for the harvest brews and this one was well worth waiting for.

09-16-2007 18:29:26 | More by JamesS
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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-25-2013 14:00:29 | More by mcewesr
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-14-2011 07:00:16 | More by HumphreyLee
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Oktoberfest from Church Brew Works
83 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.