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Great Lakes Oktoberfest - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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1,896 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,896
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 174
Gots: 243 | 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: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep copper/orange color with a creamy head roughly 2 fingers in width; leaves nice lacing and shows good activity of carbonation.

S - Other than some mild notes of spice, there's not a lot going on with the aroma on this one; not unpleasant, but not superb.

T - What it lacks in smell, it makes up for in taste; has a sweet taste of caramel that is balanced nicely with a slight blend of hops; one of the better tasting Oktoberfest beers I have drank.

M - Nice and thick, but not too chewy; full-bodied with medium carbonation that has a clean finish.

O - This is one of my favorite Oktoberfest beers to date and I look forward to drinking more of these this fall season.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smell isn't very overwhelming, though it does have some sweet caramel notes to it....a little toasty note as well. All in all though, not a very rich nose here.

Pours a clear amber color in my glass with a one finger head.

Taste just seems kind of light for an Oktoberfest to me. It has that signature sweetness, but seems less like a typical heavier caramel sweetness and more like a light, sugary sweetness to me. There is also an underlying, but kind of mute for style toasty note that shows up. Finishes sugary with a tiny medicinal bitter note.

It's inoffensive but not remarkable for style. There are better options for the style.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Freshest by 10/06/12.

A: Pours a clear carmel orange with a 1 finger off white head. Fizzles to a thin film in a minute or so. Some visible carbonation.

S: Sweet carmely malt with a mild wheat backing and a spicy hop.

T: Real balanced sweet malt, biscuity and a slight bitter from the hop. One of the most drinkable Oktoberfests I've ever had.

M: Great feel for its style, isnt too sticky making it very drinkable.

Overall I'm glad I finally got a chance to try this and I can see why its one of the best. Great Lakes scores again.

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Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,896 ratings.