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Octoberfest Lager - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of BrownAleMale
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Kasteel goblet glass

Appearance- À clear orange color with a half finger of fizzy white heads that basically dissipates completely.

Smell- Lots of bread malts with a slight tart hop.

Taste- Lots of malts including bread and a rice like malt with some orange zest and bitter hops on the finish. Balances very nicely.

Mouthfeel- On the lighter side of medium but definitly not watery. A very easy drinking Marzen.

Overall- A greatly balanced Oktoberfest that is tasty and easy on the palate.

BrownAleMale, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of beersvh23
2/5  rDev -42.7%

beersvh23, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

1Nrwyscotch, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of esullivan880
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

esullivan880, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a ruby/copper pour with a finger of creme colored head, visible carbonation and good retention.
not getting much aroma from this beer... a slight hint of citrus, slight bready notes and that's about it.
a somewhat tart citrus flavor, lightly bitter, very malty.
light/medium body with high carbonation. crisp and refreshing.

nothing all that impressive. i was honestly expecting way more from this brewery after tasting their peruvian morning and bourbon barrel stout.

facundoCNB, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

enelson, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Wiscivore
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Wiscivore, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

WastingFreetime, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev +14.6%

PopnLoads, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +16%
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
Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

CWhite, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of elcrawl
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

elcrawl, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of elevatedgreens
4/5  rDev +14.6%

elevatedgreens, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.98/5  rDev +14%
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
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3/5  rDev -14%

falconxman, Oct 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

sjstraub, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

cofeeguru, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

DarthTremens, Oct 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

VanDeWeghe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -14%

ejimhof, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of chanokokoro
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

chanokokoro, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of dorkinajeep
3/5  rDev -14%

dorkinajeep, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Cooper
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Cooper, Sep 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Joeyuwp, Sep 23, 2012
Octoberfest Lager from Central Waters Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.