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Octoberfest Lager - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 12-09-2007)
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Reviews by Jparker37:
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Seidel.

S - Biscuity malt, layers of toasted malt. Clean fermentation.

A - Perfect deep-orange color. Excellent clarity. Off-white head slowly falls to a ring. No lacing.

T - Solid light toasty malt. Little bit of fruitiness throughout. Metallic after awhile. Mild sweetness but a little more than the style would permit. Bitterness is a little bit shy as well.

M - Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, semi-sweet.

O - This beer was bought warm off the shelf perhaps contributing to a weak aroma. The taste flaws I perceived were just barely off. On the light end of Oktoberfests.

Judgement - Try

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:38:58 | More by Jparker37
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
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A - Central Waters Octoberfest pours a bright pumpkin orange color which lacks any sort of visible carbonation. A moderately retained cream-colored head leaves some delicate, patchy lacing on the pint but the thin skim left over allows the aroma to escape easily.

S - Toasty Vienna malt undertones and Munich sweetness capture the bready essence of an Oktoberfestbier but muted fruity notes of fig and dirty apricots take away from the overall crisp, malty presence of this lager.

T - Maintaining it's malt-forward profile, this Octoberfest offers an overarching bready characteristic that's smeared with light fruit jam; a reiteration of the aroma that shows promise for a malty lager but shouldn't suggest fruit.

M - This easily drinkable lager starts with a modest level of carbonation that leaves the beer smooth from start to finish where dryness finishes.

O - Central Waters Octoberfest has a lovely golden amber color that foreshadows it's malt forward aroma and flavor, which shine with bready characteristics but it's constant reminder of fruity undertones found in this lager distract from the core of the style. Smooth and drinkable, this fall beer does have it's place.

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11-20-2013 03:47:04 | More by BeerFMAndy
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3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
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Moderate hoppy smell without a whole lot of character. My nose is poor tho.

This is a rather sweet beer without the crispness of regular lager and certainly not the dryness in the after taste that leaves you begging for the next sip. I have to say tho I really, really, like the taste of this beer. A sweet malty joy that I could see with a bratwurst despite its shortcomings.

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(A)- Pours a hazed deep caramel color. Produced some good white froth with solid retention. Minimal lacing.

(S)- A nice amber grainy mild sweetness to it throughout. Ever so slight apple cider aroma as it opens up.

(T)- An underlying caramel sweetness throughout. Very minimal graininess meets a rather pale-like hop note.

(M)- A nice carbonation level. For me, its a bit sweet for the style, but what is here is well balanced.

(O)- It is pretty good, but again, its a bit sweet for me for a Marzen.

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I'll be the first to acknowledge that Oktoberfests have a hard time earning a good review from me. I find the style to be rather bland and pedestrian on the whole. With that in mind, I have to give a nod to Central Waters for brewing as bold and flavorful an Oktoberfest as I've found. It's not overly creative or elaborate, but it concentrates the hallmarks of the style in a way that makes it easy to appreciate. Both flavorful and sessionable, this a brew for the season that I wouldn't mind having again.

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Appearance- deep copper color, crisp white head (thin).

Aroma- A traditional malty and biscuity smell that Octoberfest's are known for.

Flavor- Malt and biscuit flavors up front, has a bit of a roasted taste to it.

Mouthfeel- Pretty standard mouthfeel, crisp clean bite that finishes smooth.

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Octoberfest Lager from Central Waters Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.