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Great Lakes Oktoberfest - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Oktoberfest

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1,902 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,902
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 185
Gots: 252 | FT: 5
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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Poured into my Lagunitas mason jar.

An aggressive pour got me a finger of billowy, off-white head. Retention is pretty good, and lacing decently impressive. The body is a clear, deep amber.

Nice malty aroma. Caramel and fresh bread. A light tinge of herbal, grassy hops crisps the smell.

The taste follows the smell. Herbal hops on the front, with prickly carbonation -- very nice, not overdone. The caramel really comes off well towards the finish, especially as the beer warms up, complimented by a sublime creaminess in the mouthfeel. The finish is clean, and punctuated by the light hoppiness.

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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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Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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