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Great Lakes Oktoberfest - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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1,895 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,895
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 174
Gots: 242 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 11-04-2003

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle from a six pack, picked up in Buffalo at Consumer Beverages.

Poured into a tulip. Lovely caramel amber colour, very bright. Good sturdy head, settles into a thick ring with flecks of lacing.

Nose is very malty and with a grainy biscuit character, with a touch of herbal hops in the back.

Solid marzen, again with a strong sweet malt flavour up front, grain, biscuit as well, then settling into an assertive herbal hop finish with just a touch of citrus. Very drinkable, though a little sweet for me.

Smooth, carbonation is quite balanced.

Drinkable little marzen, would certainly be a good addition to an Oktoberfest evening.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale Amber to deep gold in color. Very little head and a small bit of lasting carbonation. No lacing to speak of.

S: Delicious malty smell with some slight notes of toasted bread.

T: A strong caramel taste up front with a bit of hops evening out the taste on the back of the tongue.

M: The light, sweet taste characteristic of a marzen. Made for drinking large quantities in a short time. Some strong carbonation on the back end.

D: A very good beer, and my first marzen of the season. Not a bad way to start things off, if a bit early.

Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,895 ratings.