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Octoberfest Lager - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.83%
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:
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(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 12-09-2007)
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Photo of chicagobill13


4.78/5  rDev +37.8%

Fall and winter beer do change every year unless it comes from on of the mass produce companys, which is not a bad thing either. This one kind of takes pride with it. It says it on the label.

Color: nice amber color just like every other fall octoberfest beers.

Smeell: Not much smell but it is what it is. I can't smell very well.

Taste and Mouth: This beer taste like sitting arond a camp fire and getting graham cracks, mushroms, and chocalate. I really love this taste.

Overall: This beer just became my favorite fall beer and favorite from this brewery just far. I had their Shine On, Red Ale, Puppy Porter, Stout, IPA, etc. I really love this brewery. CHeers!

10-05-2011 00:30:22 | More by chicagobill13
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

10-03-2012 00:22:39 | More by VanDeWeghe
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

09-07-2012 15:51:23 | More by benfairbank
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

10-15-2012 01:42:17 | More by CWhite
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

11-04-2012 01:22:43 | More by Wiscivore
Photo of knepper


4.13/5  rDev +19%

Malt bomb - yum. I thought this was the best Oktoberfest beers around Wisconsin this year. A deep orange hue with a clean malt aroma. Taste is bready, full of melanoidans and a slight spice from the noble hops. It's full but not filling, unlike this year's Staghorn which was thin and slightly less tasty. A perfect i'm-watching-football-eating-brats beer.

09-20-2011 15:54:35 | More by knepper
Photo of ZAP


4.08/5  rDev +17.6%

A-Tan colored...a little too much haziness for my liking

S-Malty aroma...toasted malts...

T-I love the toasted maltiness of this....reminds me of the old Sammy ofest of a few years back in flavor...

M-Medium bodied....creamy texture..

D-A very enjoyable ofest with the toasted maltiness I really enjoy..

10-15-2010 04:34:25 | More by ZAP
Photo of DrDemento456


4.05/5  rDev +16.7%

A - Very sweet looking Oktoberfest. It has a 1/2 inch of head atop of a golden amber beer and some bubbly carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom to boot!

S - A nice kick German style I get strong toasted malts and almond with a caramel malts sweetness and an underlining hop profile.

T - Very good taste the hops come and go but the star of this beer is the toasted grain profile next to the caramel like malt sweetness. No skunky taste here and it's so smooth!

M - Great beer it is medium bodied and chewy but goes down like water. Tasty stuff.

Overall much better than the Imperial stout this beer was worth the mixed six price. Try it now! DO IT!

10-18-2012 00:15:24 | More by DrDemento456
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

Another new one from Berkshire for me. I have had so many of their offerings when I stumble upon a new one I am always shocked. Served cold and poured into a tall pilsner glass, this one was consumed on 10/19/2009.
Nice pour with a golden and pale straw color coming through right away with loads of carbonation bubbling up toward the surface. Head of white capped it nicely but faded off very quickly leaving almost nothing in its wake. Light aroma, lots of grain and light bready notes, hints of wheat and a touch of light hops around the edges but nothing really jumping out at me here. The flavor was clean and crisp though, very light and refreshing it drank like water. Light bready flavor accented with a touch of piney hops that really did not go very far at all. It was a quick hitter and the flavor was gone almost before it started. Still more then a decent body on it and drank superb so you cannot really knock it for that.
Overall I thought it was good, just a touch forgettable for me. Needed just that extra little bit to really push it out and over the top.

10-20-2009 21:52:08 | More by mikesgroove
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

10-30-2013 04:37:04 | More by FFATS
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Poured into a pint glass

A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of ivory head with fair retention - better retention would be nice. Chill hazy orange copper liquid.
S: Noble Hops, some alcohol, some grain. Hard to get a read on it. Some off aroma unfortunately.
T: Mostly biscuity malt. Some slight hop. Some bright citrus. Tasty and very standard for an Oktoberfest beer.
M: Smooth, some brightness
D: Good. This is a session beer. I'd buy a sixer and order another.

11-24-2009 22:56:27 | More by dfillius
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-19-2011 04:12:52 | More by ScrimshawFan
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-20-2011 17:15:31 | More by Rempo
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

10-13-2012 03:06:37 | More by elevatedgreens
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

10-28-2012 22:57:13 | More by PopnLoads
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

09-30-2013 01:06:06 | More by TX-Badger
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-18-2011 18:43:29 | More by I2uss
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-14-2011 20:10:28 | More by hu5om
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-18-2011 02:40:43 | More by imperialking
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT


3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Golden orange bodied beer with 1 full finger of head. locing is fairely spotty.

Smell: solid nose. nothing mindblowing. Mildly sweet malts and that nice hefty grain smell to it that I love from this beer style. Just a good smelling oktoberfest beer all around.

Taste: Really nice malt profile on this beer. A touch of malt sweetness. Nice toasted grain flavor. A touch of spicy hops that dont add much bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light end of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Nice crisp and clean mouthfeel that lets ya know this is a well made lager.

Overall: This is a nice oktoberfest beer from Central Waters! This beer does a great job of representing its respective style very well; it has no frills and is all business. Its not New Glarus Staghorn, but Staghorn is the BEST Oktoberfest beer that is brewed within this beer style in my opinion! You surely wont be dissapointed if you buy a 6 pack of this beer because your in the mood for a great oktoberfest beer. It will deliver! Good seasonal offering by Central Waters!

10-12-2012 07:33:25 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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3.9/5  rDev +12.4%

{Update made on 10/21/2008 and will be reflected by placing the updated information in brackets.}

Drinking local beer, and supporting local brewers.

Appearance - Amber in color with a hazy glow. The head faded quickly but started out at about 1/4 inch.
{Very nice lacing as I tip this pint back sip after sip.}

Smell - Malt and grain but the aroma is slight.

Taste - Bready flavor with a spicy midsection. Refreshing.
{The midsection really doesn't have any spice. This is a long malt favor throughout.}

Mouthfeel - Goes down easily with texture on the outsides of the back of my tongue.

~ I really enjoy this brew. Central Waters has a Brewer's Reserve Octoberfest as well. I'd like to give that a try sometime.
{I picked up three growlers on Saturday night from the CW Brewery Kegroom. I tossed the first one back Sunday night and this one I just started tonight. I think I'll be saving my Porter for Friday night. We'll see if it makes it that long.}

12-09-2007 01:45:35 | More by cdkrenz
Photo of RoamingGnome


3.88/5  rDev +11.8%

Poured out of 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A) It's a nice looking copper color. There was a half finger of head. The head dissolved pretty quickly, lacing was minimal.

S) Not strong in aroma, but pleasing. It's clean, with malt upfront. A little sweetness, touch of hops and light spice.

T) Lightly roasted malt and grain. A nice earthy quality. There's some bready sweetness. Nicely balanced flavors.

M) Medium/light body, well carbonated. A slightly dry finish, but ultimately this is really smooth.

O) Really enjoyed this beer. One of the better Oktoberfests I've had so far this fall. Central Waters has some pretty good brews, and if you haven't tried anything by this brewer yet, you should check them out. Tastes even better when your team is winning on Sunday.

09-19-2011 01:32:23 | More by RoamingGnome
Photo of Wisconsinality


3.85/5  rDev +11%

12oz bottle poured into a stein.

A- Pours a nice orange copper that is pretty translucent. A decent finger worth of head that recedes quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S- Nice sweet malts up front, a little bit of hops and a touch of cinnamon. A little bit of graham cracker on the tail end. Nothing too complex here.

T- The malt really shines through here like in the nose. Not overly sweet with a small hint of roastiness. A little bit of wheat and a creamy after taste. Also a little bit of a fruitiness in there as well.

M- Just about right for the style. Medium bodied that has nice carbonation but feels smooth on the tongue.

D- It's a marzen so it was meant to be drank in succession. Good flavors and a nice balance matched with a great mouth feel makes this another solid beer from Paul and Central Waters.

10-15-2010 17:08:48 | More by Wisconsinality
Photo of feloniousmonk


3.8/5  rDev +9.5%

Central Waters Oktoberfest

Hazy orange coloration, slim head.

Aroma: dry, cereal grain husks, minor hops,

Taste: pleasantly sweet, malty flavor. Bright, and tasty. Nicely carbonated, Medium bodied, great malt profile.

Doesn't stand out to much, impress in any regard, except how danged delicious it is. And delicious, it is.
Ends a little dry, but stays tasty.

10-11-2010 09:01:19 | More by feloniousmonk
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Octoberfest Lager from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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