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Octoberfest Lager - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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 +37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

chicagobill13, Oct 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

VanDeWeghe, Oct 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

JRosolen, Yesterday at 11:28 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

benfairbank, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

CWhite, Oct 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Wiscivore, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of knepper
4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

knepper, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of ZAP
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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..

ZAP, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

DrDemento456, Oct 18, 2012
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4.04/5  rDev +16.1%

Aaron_Kerkvliet, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.
 

mikesgroove, Oct 20, 2009
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

FFATS, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of dfillius
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

dfillius, Nov 24, 2009
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

ScrimshawFan, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

elevatedgreens, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

PopnLoads, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

hu5om, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

imperialking, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of cdkrenz
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.}

cdkrenz, Dec 09, 2007
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Octoberfest Lager from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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