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Great Lakes Oktoberfest - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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1,817 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,817
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 170
Gots: 201 | 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)
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4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into sam adams custom glass: color is perfect, great copper, fine bubbles, head is not present or lingering.

Smell is a nice stronger, fuller maltier oktoberfest style which is a great way to americanize this lager; malts are all munich/vienna aromas, subtle grape and fruit like flavor.

Taste is full bodied, great malt flavor: vienna, munich malts, crisp clean hops and subtle bitterness

Mouthfeel is what to expect from a stronger maltier ale, slight lingering sweetness, and crisp drying carbonation.

Overall a great oktoberfest interpretation; maltier and stronger than many but still very clean and crisp flavors.

mvanaskie13, Oct 11, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +7.1%

Mikecurtisnj, Oct 11, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%

tmcarter23, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

rlpete, Oct 11, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

Stermax, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of clean cereal notes is exactly what I would expect from the style. Taste is also dominated by cereal notes with light residual sugar with a clean finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Perfect example of the style.

Phyl21ca, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours a coppery clear golden-orange, which forms a thin head that dissipates quickly into a ring of bubbles around the glass.

S: Doughy, yeasty malt, much like an uncooked biscuit, with some faint spice hints and a touch of non-sweet caramel.

T: Sweet toast and a bit of caramel hit up front, followed by a doughy yeastiness that rounds out and balances the sweetness nicely. There's some faint spiciness to this marzen, like a touch of cinnamon. As could be expected in any malt-forward lager, there are some undertones of toffee and caramel, though with decidedly less sweetness than one might expect. The finish is composed almost entirely of the GLBC yeast, with a slightly grassy, leafy tone.

M: Flat, but in precisely the way a marzen should be, with minimal carbonation. The feel across the palate is light, without a watery finish (GLBC is good at avoiding that issue with every beer of theirs I've had).

O: That's a good, tasty marzen, relying on malt and yeast to provide the bulk of the flavor profile, while spice and hops remain comfortably in the background.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 08, 2014
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am33r, Oct 08, 2014
Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.