1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Great Lakes Oktoberfest - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Oktoberfest

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,416 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 515
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 141
Gots: 89 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 11-04-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Great Lakes Oktoberfest Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,416 | Reviews: 515 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of keithmurray
keithmurray

New York

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%

Appearance - clear amber color with beige head

Smell - caramel, toffee, toasted nuts

Taste - caramel sweetness, toffee, toasted nuts

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet upfront, hop bitterness at the back end,crisp, flavor lingers for a bit

Overall - this is a solid beer that I would gladly revisit, holds its own against its German counterparts

Price point - $8.99/6 pk

10-26-2013 21:28:48 | More by keithmurray
Photo of msquared36
msquared36

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-21-2014 11:54:03 | More by msquared36
Photo of DaftPatrick
DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-21-2014 02:50:10 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of PatM
PatM

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-21-2014 01:07:08 | More by PatM
Photo of humuloner22
humuloner22

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Marzen beers are maltier beers, my palate has become adapted to resinous hops this summer and it will be an adjustment of the palate. I have not been a fan of Great Lakes in the past because I felt like they put too much malt in their supposedly hoppier beers. On the contrary this beer is designed to be a maltier beer. Classical Marzen in that respect. This is a very nice representation of the style. I am not sure it is worth the 100 rating that BA gives it but it is a tasty brew. I look forward to trying more of this style this fall and comparing them to this one, which apparently is seen as one of, if not the best Oktoberfest beer produced in the US.

08-20-2014 16:26:08 | More by humuloner22
Photo of toppoop
toppoop

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-20-2014 16:19:07 | More by toppoop
Photo of mongo2175
mongo2175


4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

08-19-2014 22:34:45 | More by mongo2175
Photo of Brutaltruth
Brutaltruth

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Yet another great brew from Great Lakes. Beer pours a medium amber with thin white head
a decent clinging lacing on the glass. Nose of caramel, toffee, and medium roasted goodness.
Taste is a perfect session brew with malts up front and on the back with a nice caramel malt
profile and very subtle hop characteristic to give it a zip in balance towards a fantastic smooth
mouthfeel and buttery finish. A most excellent aftertaste with high drinkability.

Cheers

08-19-2014 22:02:20 | More by Brutaltruth
Photo of hermit990
hermit990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-19-2014 04:11:46 | More by hermit990
Photo of Sethyergin
Sethyergin


4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

08-19-2014 02:04:31 | More by Sethyergin
Photo of jpd026
jpd026

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-19-2014 01:33:27 | More by jpd026
Photo of AdmiralOzone
AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-18-2014 20:46:55 | More by AdmiralOzone
Photo of jsh420
jsh420

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-18-2014 19:33:02 | More by jsh420
Photo of AD17
AD17

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-18-2014 13:41:13 | More by AD17
Photo of BeerMama2014
BeerMama2014


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-17-2014 23:26:21 | More by BeerMama2014
Photo of ThurstonHowell3
ThurstonHowell3

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-17-2014 22:11:37 | More by ThurstonHowell3
Photo of kotzbauerm
kotzbauerm

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-17-2014 21:01:43 | More by kotzbauerm
Photo of djchrismac
djchrismac

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-17-2014 13:33:34 | More by djchrismac
Photo of miwestcoaster
miwestcoaster

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-17-2014 03:58:43 | More by miwestcoaster
Photo of Joecaddie
Joecaddie

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-17-2014 03:19:39 | More by Joecaddie
Photo of dannykperkins
dannykperkins

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

08-17-2014 02:00:54 | More by dannykperkins
Photo of Tedm9991
Tedm9991

West Virginia

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

08-17-2014 01:50:02 | More by Tedm9991
Photo of DRush11
DRush11


4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-16-2014 23:14:51 | More by DRush11
Photo of Dsg10
Dsg10


4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-16-2014 19:53:29 | More by Dsg10
Photo of delta490
delta490

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

Poured a deep and clear amber. A great creamy off-white cap of head lasts well into the beer, aided by a steady stream of effervescence. The aroma is pretty weak, with some mild malt notes. The taste has some nice biscuit notes, a little caramel sweetness and a hint of earthiness. The body has a nice weight to it and there's a little bit of carbonation on the finish. This is a very good lager, but when compared to it's German cousins, it just comes up a little short for me.

08-16-2014 17:33:14 | More by delta490
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.