Great Lakes Oktoberfest - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle to pint glass.
A - Color is golden and clear. Beer pours with a slightly off white to tan head that lasts for a couple of minutes. Doesn't leave any lacing behind.
S - For me, a bit lacking. The nose is a bit thin ... a bit of yeast, a bit of hops, a bit of caramel. Maybe I hold Great Lakes beers to a bit of a higher standard than most other brews, but this is definitely not superb.
T - Flavor is awesome. Malted barley, caramel, earthy hops, and a bit of fruity flavors are all present. Very balanced and probably the best Marzen I've ever had.
M - It's a GLBC brew. The mouthfeel is awesome. It always is. Smooth, yet creamy with just the right amount of carbonation.
O - The taste and mouthfeel make up for the underwhelming nose on this one. Unlike some other GLBC seasonal beers though, I'm glad this one isn't available year round because I probably wouldn't pick it up very often. The Marzen just isn't my favorite style, but this beer is definitely worth having a few times a year.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2011 02:57:21 | More by BigDRS
Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.