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Oktoberfest Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Oktoberfest Lager BeerOktoberfest Lager Beer

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BA SCORE
78
okay

224 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jackndan on 08-30-2002)
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Photo of Halcyondays
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours amber with a small white head, average retention, no lace.

S: Apple cider, sweet malt.

T: Some caramel malt, lots of red apple peel, grassy hops.

M: Light-bodied, a bit acrid at times, crisp, some biting carbonation.

O: A middle of the road Oktoberfest, not the best flavour, drinkable enough, but there's a lot better out there.

Halcyondays, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

RoryOMoore, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of DIPADude01
3.5/5  rDev +2%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of LoraxLager
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

LoraxLager, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of wakajawaka76
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +45.8%

TimRasmussen, May 29, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head on an amber with crimson hues body.

S: mostly caramel malts with some grain and biscuit. A mild fruity presence.

T: toasted cramel malts and sweet breads, mild earthy and herbal hops but lacks the spiciness of a good marzen.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one is drinkable but lacking in the degree of spiciness, hopiness and malt profile you want from the style.

kylehay2004, May 27, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Beer4Baltimore, May 22, 2012
Photo of dkoehler42
2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer proclaims to be an Oktoberfest lager. However, the taste, smell, and mouthfeel are sorely lacking. The color is a dark gold or brown. The beer smells average, maybe a bit sweet. The taste however, is where this beer suffers. At best, I picked up on a partial Oktoberfest taste. The mouthfeel just wasn't pleasant overall. This is one best let on the shelf.

dkoehler42, May 11, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

A - Poured a clear amber color with a medium off-white head. It left little lacing. Some sediment in the bottom of the bottle added mid-tasting.

S - It smelled malty and quite sweet (caramel!), with some floral and fruity notes.

T - Lots of caramel and medium malt flavor. Hints of hops, but overall somewhat sweet. Buttery in a good way.

M: Medium bodied. Light carbonation.

O: A nice and flavorful, if rather sweet Oktoberfest.

chinchill, Apr 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Kunstman, Apr 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Jamstone714, Apr 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

OldTime, Mar 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

tugg407, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

atone315, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -41.7%

Profane, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

adamk1978, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

tomwamp, Nov 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is medium amber with copper tones. Three fingers of dense, buttery head left a half-finger of bubbly foam and a thick ring around the edge.

Smell: It has a nice, sweet floral and malt scent. Pale malts, grassy/floral hops, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, powdered sugar, and something candy-like from my youth that I cannot pin down. (What the hell is it?) It also smells a bit like Meier’s Sparkling Pink Catawba. (Perhaps that is it.)

Taste: Basically mirrors the smell, but the flavors feel subdued and distant. It is mostly malty: pale malts and caramel dominate. Floral hops provided a nice, barnyard smoothness. Again, it is very similar to Meier’s Sparkling Pink Catawba.

Drinkability: It lacks the robustness I want, but I suppose it is heading in the right direction. It is smooth and very drinkable, though it lacks a little flavor and smells a little too candy- and child-like.

TheQuietMan22, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades semi quickly, with hints of lacing, over mostly clear tan orange-ish color.

Nose is actually pretty nice, just a faint hint of caramel and reddish malts, but mostly soft creamy pale malts, nice cracked straw, grainy malts, some nice crisp and fruity lager aromas, nice soft but complex malt, with a decent juicy like malt, then some light grassy noble like hops.

Taste comes on with soft complex malts again, slightly grainy and a bit of straw, light pale malts, and hint of caramel and reddish toasty malt. Then more fruity lager flavors, quite lager loaded flavors but no bad lager flavors, crisp and fairly clean, and a bit juicy with the fruity lagers. Hops also kick in with just a touch of bitterness, some light grassy and floral hops. Finish is a bit more bitter, with some caramel, plenty more malts and hint of toffee, and a dry clean crisp finish.

Mouth is med to slightly lighter bodied, very drinkable, decent carb, clean and crisp.

Overall very nicely done for an American Marzen/Oktoberfest. Great malts with just a hint of caramel so they didn't go overboard with it, great lager flavors and crispness, nice grassy noble hops, even some cracked straw, etc. The only things really keeping this from being into the A range, lack of decoction which I can't hold too much against them since it's an American brewery, maybe a touch more hops, and a touch less on the caramel.

And the fact that this only has a B- on BA just shows more of how much the American palate is out of touch. They love to rate "Oktoberfest" style beers with tons of caramel and sweet toasty malts and tons of spicy hops with a big rating, and something like this with a low rating. The "American" palate is so out of whack these days, nothing where it should be, and this is a great example. This is one of the best American made Oktoberfest beers I've ever had. Well done lakefront!

jlindros, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 10/24/11 Tasting Notes

Poured out of 12 oz bottle into Cheers mug

A) Nice amber color with slight haze. A finger of caramel tinted head. The head dissipated quickly, leaving a thin dusting. No lacing to report.

S) Nice malt sweetness, fresh grains, earthy aromas, light hops.

T) Follows the nose, slightly sweet, bit bready, nice earthy hops presence, pleasant finish.

M) medium/light + moderate carbonation. It is smooth, but also crisp and satisfying.

O) Really nice Marzen here. I've tried a quite a few different O-Fests this fall, and this could sneak right into my top five. Would gladly recommend.

RoamingGnome, Nov 03, 2011
Oktoberfest Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.