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Great Lakes Oktoberfest - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 167
Gots: 172 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

djgustafson, Aug 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Farewell_Transmission, Aug 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

spiatt, Aug 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

vinylrooster, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BamfBacon, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jmw4437, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

mpalestino, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of fitrock2112
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured Oktoberfest into a pint glass.

A - Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white creamy head.

S - Nice aroma of this Marzen, smooth roasted malts, toffee and carmel, a pinch of hops in there as well.

T - Lord have mercy, smooth malts, rich toffee and carmel. This is one hell of a good tasting Oktoberfest beer.

M - Smooth and creamy. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Just a true winner.

O - Again, simply the benchmark for this style of beer. If your into Marzens try this one it will not disappoint. Cheers!!

fitrock2112, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Noonan425
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Noonan425, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of screamking
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours a deep amber with a thick 2 finger off white head. Lacing all over the glass as I drink it. This thing smells like the fall, lots of brown sugar and spices. Sweet roasted caramel. The taste is quite good as well. The malt is sweet but has a nice round edge of earthyness. This is one of the best Oktoberfest beers you can find. It's as drinkable with maximum flavor as you can get. Add to that the great price at 8.99 a sixer and you got a winning fall release. My only complaint is its far to early to have this out sitting on the shelves. Mid August would do just fine. Hopefully they will keep releasing this until the end so fresh batches are still circulating.

screamking, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jonaspb, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Bulabeers
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Copper colored with a good finger of white head that doesn't last long. White spots on top and just a tiny bit of lacing lasts as you drink.
S- Subtle malts and hops.
T- Starts off sweet and malty and ends with a good bit of hops. Very nicely balanced. This is an extremely fresh bottle and is best by 09 28 13.
M- Perfect. Just the right amount of carbonation to keep it refreshing and interesting.
O- This is one of my personal favorites from Great Lakes. I drink a lot of these and you should too.

Bulabeers, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

prdrums77, Jul 27, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Autumn seasonal with an est. 195 calories per bottle and 6.5% ABV. An amber lager with the flavor of a slight herbal/ grassy taste. I am rating this low because it isn't one of my favorite styles. I would recommend if your a fan of amber lager, but I would not go out of my way to buy again. The aftertaste is almost as bitter as an IPA.

json83, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

moodyxc9, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

BlueWinged35, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

BraveGator, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Ragnarok88, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

rxthree, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

sliverX, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

pathman, Jul 07, 2013
Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.