Octoberfest - Free State Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
3.35/5 rDev -13.4%
Appearance: Sort of a bronze amber colored body. The head might have been a half inch or so. The lace was very spread out.
Smell: A very floral aroma for a Marzen. It did have some biscuit tones though.
Taste: A bit corny at first with some grass and grain tones followed by some floral hops in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Thin with some carbonation bite.
Overall: It is a good beer but an alright Marzen.
01-26-2012 05:44:54 | More by MTNboy
3.4/5 rDev -12.1%
Into a pint glass. Half finger of head on top of a copper body.
Smell is wet grain and a little earthy.
Taste has good malt sweetness, but not too much. Mild bitterness. Bready and malty overall.
Crisp, but still smooth texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A good beer. If you find one, drink it.
12-16-2012 02:58:07 | More by Fatehunter
3.4/5 rDev -12.1%
This one is really good looking. Pours a clear amber/copper color with a one inch off white frothy head on top. Great retention and some frothy sticky lace.
The aroma is weak. Some sweet caramel and bready malt are available eventually as well as a very faint citrusy hop.
the taste is ok. Bready malt, some caramel, and slightly grainy. A very light bitterness as well. It's not bad, but definitely not my favorite Oktoberfest.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, and lightly carbonated.
Drinkability is moderate to high. Presumeably low alcohol, and decent flavors make for an average drinking experience. However, it is fairly easy to consume.
09-25-2008 20:41:57 | More by Goliath
3.4/5 rDev -12.1%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: pours a vibrant copper/ruby color with about a fingers worth of white head that doesn't stick around for long with not much lacing to speak of.
S: Caramel malt and a light hop presence in the nose.
T: Much like the nose this one opens up with caramel/toffee notes and has a nice floral hop finish.
M: A medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really like this one I had it right after I had this years Sam Adams Oktoberfest and I would pick this one every time over it.
09-18-2012 01:57:54 | More by UnkleFester
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
A - This beer pours a clear amber with a thin, quickly dissipating head.
S - Sweet and malty, with a hint of spice.
T - The taste is of sweet malt and grain, with an earthy/spicy hop bitterness.
M - Medium bodied and creamy.
O - Overall, this is an enjoyable beer for a cool, fall night. The price is right, and I will pick this up again before the winter seasonal comes out.
08-27-2011 03:51:43 | More by boneboy
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
A - A nice burgandy/copper color with a small, foamy, egg shell white head. It left behind soapy sheets of lace.
S - It smelled of caramel and bready malt. Some earthy notes, too.
T - It tasted of sweet caramel and toffee. It had a little bitter spice kick.
M - It was soft, creamy and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.
D - This is an okay Octoberfest beer. It won't blow you away with flavors or aromas but it is solid and very drinkable.
09-28-2008 00:35:55 | More by zeff80
3.73/5 rDev -3.6%
Pellucid dark bronze, covered by a lanky, but well retained cream white head. Sparse lace remains. The aroma is comprised of soft biscuit and nutty melanoidins. Subtle herbal hop undertone. Clean and tame aromawise. Gentle bready sweetness upfront leads into buttery, slightly sharper, toffeeish Caramunich and mild hop bitterness combination. Agreeably mellow, sweet (non diacetyl) butter tinge. Grassy, tracely minty, Hersbrucker hop flavor. Soft on the palate, but pleasantly dextrinous and lightly viscous in mouthfeel. Finishes clean, with quickly fleeting hints of brittle. Very well rounded and highly drinkable. A bit shy in malt depth, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. A well executed "lighter" example of the style.
10-18-2003 21:47:42 | More by marc77
3.74/5 rDev -3.4%
Pours a clear, amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, hint of pale malt, hint of alcohol, and a hint caramel malt. Fits the style of a Marzen/Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight yeast, slight hop, slight sweet malt, and slight caramel malt. Overall, good aroma, feel, body, and blend.
11-18-2011 20:47:44 | More by Tone
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
Clear orange in color,with a medium tan head. Smells of solid Munich malt. Taste is bready, syrupy flavors, followed by a grassy, lemony hop bitterness. The aftertaste is a tiny bit tart, but nothing bad. Mouthfeel is rich, low carbonation. Overall a solid beer I would get again.
09-01-2011 00:13:22 | More by tronester
Octoberfest from Free State Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.