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Octoberfest - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear rich amber red color with 1 finger of light tan head. OK retention with nice lacing. Smells of caramel, bread, and grass. As my fiancee described it "smells like a piece of bread that someone with muddy shoes stepped on". Tastes of light caramel and butterscotch followed by toasted malt and bread. Finishes with a nice bit of German grassy hops in the finish. Medium in body with good carbonation. Sweet and malty with a nice dry finish. Refreshing, very sessionable and full of flavor, a pretty good American version of an Oktoberfest bier.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

09-15-2008 22:31:02 | More by HopDerek
Photo of kernalklink


3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this seasonal recently; a very decent attempt at the style. Poured amber gold with a decent head, with a strong malt aroma. Hoppier than the euro style but still flavorful if not as heavy. Paired well with the food, if not just a slight alcohol note. Mouthfeel was decent, though generous carbonation kept the drinking slow. Overall better than most oktoberfest brews; there aren't many great ones out there.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

11-02-2006 16:30:24 | More by kernalklink
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear orange / copper in color with a one finger head. The head falls to a surface foam rather quickly. No lacing develops.

Smell: the aroma was of caramel candy.

Taste: the flavors were a well balanced as caramel, lightly roasted malts, and hints of pepper and nuts made for an enjoyable pint.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start and finish. The finish was brief with roasted tones, but overall relatively clean.

Drinkability: this is a great tasting oktoberfest. Definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

11-08-2005 12:43:21 | More by Gavage
Photo of tomthumbsblues


4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried a bit of this seasonal selection at the North Wales location of Iron Hill. The color of this beer is a dark golden honey color. It produced a thin head. The smell was of hops and malt. The taste contained slight citrus and spice in the beginning which led to a pleasant bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel suggested a perfect balance for me. Not too heavy, not too light, but just right. A pretty damn good brew.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

10-19-2004 01:15:40 | More by tomthumbsblues
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Octoberfest from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.