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Leavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Leavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration AleLeavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration Ale

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xoqx on 10-06-2005

Released in celebration of autumn’s arrival, Oktoberfest is a medium-bodied bier crafted in the Leavenworth tradition. This richly amber seasonal owes its smooth, malty flavor to a large percentage of Munich malt. In the classic German tradition, we add both noble Tettnanger and imported Tradition hops for an authentic Oktoberfest hop aroma.
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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, amber color, speckled with orange highlights, with an eighth of an finger of white head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Good and malty, with lots of freshly baked bread, black pepper, clover.

Taste: Very much like the aroma, very malty up front, with notes of freshly baked pretzels, some nicely balanced caramel-like sweetness, black pepper, finished with some nicely balanced hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m pretty impressed with this beer. It’s from a brewery that I’ve never heard of, and is the only beer from this brewery that I know of, so to tell you the truth, I wasn’t expecting much. Shame on me, as this is a solid American version of an Oktoberfest beer. I’d certainly get it again, next year.

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 9/2014.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and slight nut aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, nut, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a surprising citrus zest quality I am getting on the finish in the taste.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Brewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of fishguyac
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tylerhw
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of bendukes86
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Maxmduarte
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite drinkable malty beer of no particular distinction. Starts with some attractive foam but less retention than average. The coppery amber color is quite lovely. Not that much carbonation on the tongue especially considering how well the Germans engineer the mouthfeel.

First sip is the appealing warm, malty taste with a zing of hops. Caramel with a slight biter edge. A hint of fruit. After some sipping this seems a little grainy and murky, though it's been a few months since Oktober so maybe freshness is paramount here.

Some pleasant malt flavors but on the watery side. Worth a try next fall on tap but I would skip the bottle. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the Fish Tale brewpub in Everett.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Poured lightly hazy, brown-amber in color, with a small, off-white head that had OK retention and left just a spotty lacing.

A sweet malty aroma with a nice breadiness and some spicy hops.

Flavor: sweet malts in generous portions mix with balancing noble hops that add only a slight bit of spicy hop character, but adequately counter the malts' sweetness. Simple and mild but pleasant and refreshing.

Feel: Medium body and lively, near medium carbonation.

O: Worth trying.

Photo of silverking
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of cjgator3
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of draheim
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a deep ruby amber w/ a big fluffy beige head, good sticky lacing. Nice caramel color, a little dark for an Oktoberfest.

Aroma is bready caramel malt and a hint of spice.

Taste follows nose. Heavy caramel malt with just a touch of cinnamon/nutmeg. Floral Old World hops give it a good decisive bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, drinkable, refreshing.

Overall this is a rich, flavorful, well-crafted Oktoberfest bier.

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Leavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.