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Octoberfest Lager - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
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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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-08-2012 14:31:18 | More by enelson
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Wiscivore


4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

11-04-2012 01:22:43 | More by Wiscivore
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a coppery amber with good clarity but a flash head that dies back to a scattered raft of floating bubbles in a minute, leaving no lacing behind. Light body and refreshing texture, medium carbonation strength, sessionable.

Smells of caramel, toffee, nuts, and toasted malts as a Marzen should. The flavor reflects this but also has some nice leafy herbal and earthy hop tones as garnishes. My main complaint is that the beer overall seems too muted and restrained for it's own good. Some gentle amplification overall would be nice, especially to the thinner than typical toasted nut aspects.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 05:04:52 | More by WastingFreetime
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.9%

10-28-2012 22:57:13 | More by PopnLoads
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

10-15-2012 01:42:17 | More by CWhite
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

10-14-2012 18:10:59 | More by elcrawl
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.9%

10-13-2012 03:06:37 | More by elevatedgreens
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 07:33:25 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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falconxman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

10-10-2012 06:24:12 | More by falconxman
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-09-2012 01:32:32 | More by sjstraub
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

10-07-2012 06:00:20 | More by cofeeguru
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-06-2012 00:14:33 | More by DarthTremens
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VanDeWeghe


4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

10-03-2012 00:22:39 | More by VanDeWeghe
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

10-02-2012 04:40:53 | More by ejimhof
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured inot a glass mug

Pours a orangish amber with an off-white one and a half finger head that dissipates fairly quickly. Caramel, toffee, and biscuit aromas on the nose. Opens with light sweet caramel, malty almond and toffee notes midpalates combine with mild earthy and grassy hops on the finish. Well carbonated smooth heavy light to very light medium bodied. A solid marzen and a tasty choice for the Octoberfest season.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 02:42:58 | More by chanokokoro
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dorkinajeep

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-25-2012 23:41:14 | More by dorkinajeep
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

09-23-2012 19:00:54 | More by Cooper
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Joeyuwp

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

09-22-2012 23:43:41 | More by Joeyuwp
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-21-2012 02:47:30 | More by Guinnsslvr
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emerge077

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single dropped into a tulip. Crystalline amber orange with a bunch of racing carbonation. Tight cap of velvety off-white foam on the surface. Creamy surface texture. After awhile the head dissipates into a floating island of skim and a ring at the edges.

Soft bready aroma, nothing too out of the ordinary. Malt driven with a tiny bit of dried fruit esters, husky nutty grains.

Feel is smooth, mellow feel with a slight bite and more dried fruit in the end. Mellow bready grains upfront, balanced and not too sweet or bitter. Toasted grain husks and nuts. Easy drinking by the liter...

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 23:24:07 | More by emerge077
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden straw in color, moderate cap of head. Scent is mild but breaddy with light sweetness and faint citrus rind, splash of fresh dried grain. Taste leads with freshly dried grain, backed by bready notes, finishes with faint citrus rind and floral hops. Medium bodied, good moderate carbonation. Nice beer all around, not as aggressive as some others in style, but more balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2012 17:55:18 | More by rfgetz
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

09-17-2012 01:21:56 | More by bpfrush
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am admittedly a sucker for Central Waters beers although I have always that their regular and/or seasonal beers aren't as good as some of their specialty brews. The Octoberfest tasted very familiar because I think it is very similar to a lot of other brewery's takes on this style. Because of that, I wouldn't take my chances doing a blind taste test on this one hoping to pick it out over other Octoberfest beers but I would buy it again just because I do like to support Central Waters.

The taste was what I think an Octoberfest should be. It was very malty and a little more hearty especially after being used to lighter, summer beers. It was also easy drinking though and although I don't know what the abv is, it is low enough that this could be a good session beer.

Finally, something else I like about Octoberfest beers is that extra heartiness reminds you that the excellent stouts, porters and barleywines of winter will soon be upon us!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 04:46:05 | More by mjpolzin
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pooogy

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -21%

09-10-2012 22:20:34 | More by pooogy
Octoberfest Lager from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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