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Great Lakes Oktoberfest - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,900 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,900
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 179
Gots: 248 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 11-04-2003

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Photo of Winston3737
3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobDB
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Metalsnota
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite Oktoberfest beer!

Photo of Goldndomer
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrw1zard
4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AMCimpi
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Flinta
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wjmckeown
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mchegash
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.85/5
An extremely clear orange color. One finger of head upon pouring, dissipated within a minute. A medium amount of carbonation can be seen rising at a medium rate. Overall, nice look, but I would like to see more head retention.

Smell - 3.75/5
Sweet maltiness. Some fruitiness, alcohol, and a bit of hops.

Taste - 3.75/5
Sweet fruity maltiness. Some subtle hops. Tastes like there are some subtle fall spices in this beer (though there aren't...GL only uses barley, hops, yeast, and water in all their beers). A bit of alcohol taste as well. Overall a decent taste, but the taste also seems a little strange/off in some way I can't describe. There is a strange aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - 4.3/5
Full bodied. In between creamy and crisp. The carbonation is quite light. I really like the fullness of the body, the beer really feels thick while it is in your mouth. Perhaps there could be a tad more carbonation though.

Overall - 3.95/5
Overall this was a good beer. I really appreciated the fullness of the body, though I would have tweaked the taste a bit I think.

Photo of Goodspeed83
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pale_Horse
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of remy28
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of MNishCT77
3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle purchased somewhere in NW D.C., dated 10/15/14, poured into my Snallygaster 2014 mug, drank over 30 minutes

Photo of ryand14
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of freshcarl
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zmbgrafx
2.96/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of ChainChompsky
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Chris00710
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of JDWVURx
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rizzy17
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of victory4me
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,900 ratings.