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Octoberfest - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beerthulhu on 09-20-2009)
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Photo of ChadwickHines
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Great place, fresh and made on the premises.

ChadwickHines, 42 minutes ago
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jimpyle48, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jpd7374, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

GreatPumpkin, Jan 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

brez8791, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Oakenator, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MerkurKing16, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of jlindros
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at the brew pub.

Pours a hazy orange brown color with a decent creamy head.

Nose has sweet reddish malts, caramel, light toasty malt, light lager aromas.

Taste has more sweet toasty reddish malts, some caramel, light crisp lager flavors, nice hop profile light earthy hops, a bit sweet overall and too much for reddish caramel malts.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

This is an Americanized Oktoberfest, reddish caramel malts, not very light overall, no real cracked straw or subtle soft malts, but tasty, and the hop profile is nice.

jlindros, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tall, skinny weiss glass, I ordered one over lunch. I can't remember the exact number, but this beer clocked in around 7 or 7.5% ABV. That seems needlessly strong to me for a beer I'd want to session, though the strength doesn't show in the flavor or body.

That said, it's a fine and tasty beer that plays off the traditional, soft bready character. There's no dry toffee or bite like most O-fests have, just an easy drinking lager with light caramel and toast malts and subtle spice. It's certainly worth a try, just remember that it packs a punch.

tempest, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of WCBCFrank
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Iron Hill's Oktoberfest is a classic example of the Marzen style - good notes of caramel malt and smooth easy drinkablility - some subtle roasted malt flavors too. Small unnoticable head in the pint glass.
Overall, this is a good brew and palatable for all beer novices and beer geeks.

WCBCFrank, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler purchased @ the West Chester location under the name "Red October", in honor of the Philadelphia Phillies October march through the MLB 2009 Playoffs. Poured into a pint glass on 10/28/09 during game one of the 2009 World Series between the Phillies and Yankees.

Pours a crystal clear coppery amber, with 2 foamy fingers of eggshell white head. Retains with a thin creamy layer that skims the surface, leaving some nice looking thick lacing behind. The aroma is sweet breadiness up front, with a toasty smelling rich edge to it. Lightly spicy and floral hops pull up the back. The Noble hop character and the breadiness of the malts really work well together here, giving this a great eveness in the nose that reminds me a lot of a delicious spiced cookie smell.

The taste is just the same, with a flush of sweet toffee and toasted malts that floods the mouth at first. This is well balanced by a firm spicy bitterness that stretches into the finish with a steady thick dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a crisp prickly feel to that makes this quite thirst quenching and drinkable.

Just a really spot on Oktoberfest here and it was definitely one of the better ones that I've had this fall. A great beer to kick off another Phillies World Series appearance with!

Kegatron, Nov 03, 2009
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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Continuing an afternoon of real-time reviewing.

It arrived with not-quite-a-finger of off-tan head that was quickly fading to wisps. Color was a deep orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose the malty sweetness associated with the style. Was I worried? Heck, no! Paul Rutherford is the Master of Dry. Even his sweet beers have an inherent sweetness. This was no exception. Medium mouthfeel with a mild sweetness, not cloying like some, on the tongue. Finish was smoooth. Very tasty, worth revisiting.

woodychandler, Nov 01, 2009
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Octoberfest from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.