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Octoberfest Lager - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Octoberfest LagerOctoberfest Lager

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.54%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 12-09-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

elcrawl, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of elevatedgreens
4/5  rDev +15.3%

elevatedgreens, Oct 13, 2012
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!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of falconxman
3/5  rDev -13.5%

falconxman, Oct 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

sjstraub, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

cofeeguru, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DarthTremens, Oct 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

VanDeWeghe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -13.5%

ejimhof, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of chanokokoro
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

dorkinajeep, Sep 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Cooper, Sep 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Joeyuwp, Sep 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Guinnsslvr, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

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...

emerge077, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

rfgetz, Sep 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

bpfrush, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of mjpolzin
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

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!

mjpolzin, Sep 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

pooogy, Sep 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

benfairbank, Sep 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

ystazi, Sep 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

tourdot, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Kunstman, Aug 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

smogfood, Aug 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

TonyTalon, Mar 22, 2012
Octoberfest Lager from Central Waters Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.