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Oktoberfest - Lancaster Brewing Company

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oktoberfest uses seven different malts and three varieties of imported and domestic hops, as well as an authentic Bavarian lager yeast. This beer is full-bodied with a nice malt sweetness.

(Beer added by: oberon on 10-31-2003)
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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

11-18-2012 03:07:39 | More by Woodysbeard
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MikeConklin

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-06-2012 02:41:37 | More by MikeConklin
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazed copper body, white head has some retention and lacing.

S/T - Toasted grains, baked bread, nothing in the way of hops, just a touch of bitterness on the back end.

M - Medium/light body, medium carbonation, finishes clean, smooth going down.

O - Easy drinker, but there are other marzens out there with a deeper flavor/aroma profile.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 22:28:07 | More by garuda
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mikerems

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

10-25-2012 02:03:02 | More by mikerems
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-22-2012 19:01:36 | More by imperialking
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one into a pint glass, it had a nice 2' white head on top of a nice copper/amber color body. The smell has a nice malt aroma and that is about all i get out of it. The taste is very nice, it has a good sweet malt flavor to it, then a little hop come in. This beer is very well balanced, the mouth feel is really good, rolls off the tongue nice with no aftertaste. Overall this is a good octoberfest beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 01:49:16 | More by chefhatt
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.6%

10-12-2012 04:52:35 | More by shockrocker65
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joshtoberfest


3/5  rDev -14.8%

10-11-2012 00:21:13 | More by joshtoberfest
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-09-2012 13:56:50 | More by bconsidine
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.6%

10-07-2012 02:09:28 | More by jagada
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-02-2012 22:09:23 | More by bacher468
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-nice amber with a very thin white head

S-creamy caramel. Smells more like an amber lager than an Oktoberfest. Some butter. 

T-comes in with a creamy taste of caramel and autumn spices. Has a matching after-taste. Decent flavors and strength. Not an Oktoberfest.

M-medium crisp carbonation with a crisp finish

O-well this isn't an Oktoberfest. I don't think lancaster was trying to brew a beer for people who like the style. I think it was their goal to brew a beer that reminds the locals of their colorful autumn. As a random autumn beer, it's not too bad. 

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:49:53 | More by AdamBear
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emsroth

New York

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle

App: Great orange-amber. Not much head, but I try not to deduct for that.

Smell: Toasted caramel with mineral undertones. Sweet, herbal hops.

Taste: Mineral hop and grain flavor at start. Ends with clean, not cloying caramel with slight herbal hop.

Mouthfeel: Light medium munich body with a crisp, dry finish. Tight carbonation that cuts through the chewy caramel.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 22:07:38 | More by emsroth
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler into pint glass.

A - Clear deep amber with a titanic white head.

S - Toasted sweet malt, light floral hops, hints of caramel and nuttiness.

T - Sweet, bready caramel malt throughout, slightly nutty. Earthy hops add a touch of bitterness. Finishes with a nice roasted wood flavor.

M - Extra smooth, light-medium body, crisp carbonation.

O - Decent octoberfest. A little watery, but it has good flavor and balance.

Serving type: growler

09-15-2012 21:58:59 | More by mooseo
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-15-2012 03:33:27 | More by chim52chim
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-14-2012 19:40:59 | More by Garlicjosh
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-13-2012 23:38:14 | More by whatname
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Coppery gold color. About a half-inch of a dry, settled head. Almost static surface. 3.5

Toasted malts, rolled oats, whole grains, and some very light candied fruitiness. Nicely kilned and very fresh. 4.0

Brute malts with husks, roast, and metallic flavors. Tandem hop and roast bitterness. Very dry with a wheat bran-like flavor. Bitter and tangy in the finish with steely notes and overall crispness. 4.0

Well-carbonated with some palate-breaching effervescence. The thinner body has trouble keeping up. 3.0

Pretty solid American Oktoberfest. I would recommend it as such. 3.5

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2012 14:45:10 | More by thecheapies
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-12-2012 02:55:10 | More by doc17325
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-10-2012 21:36:41 | More by wertschy
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a distinct amber brown color with a great amount of head. Not very distinct to most of the style.

S - Smells of caramel malt, Toasted malt, a distinct hop presence and some toffee.

T - Don't want to say it's the best oktoberfest but is has a nice sweet flavor, middle ground is loaded with toasted malts, and the hops has a clean lager taste.

M - Light to medium very good beer.

Overall Lancaster makes good beer and this is no Oktoberfest to pass over, Great beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 03:26:16 | More by DrDemento456
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The last beer of Augustfest. 12 oz bottle poured into a stein.

A: Pours a lighter copper color. Not much head, it starts off as a one finger offwhite color, before fading to a thin collar in no time. Not impressive looking.

S: A bit hoppy; it's a little earthy and grassy, suggesting a healthy bill of noble hops. The toasted, caramel malts are typical, but there's a touch of nuttiness to the aroma I find myself enjoying.

T: Less caramel-y than other marzens, this eschews the typical profile for more of a nutty toffee presence. The hops only come through as a grassy crispness on the finish. It's OK, but not as enjoyably drinkable as others in the style, likely due it's flavor profile being somewhat buttery.

M: Typical of a marzen, this has a neutral, nondescript finish and a bit of lingering sweetness. Could be a little less heavy on the palate, though. Well carbonated.

O: Probably my least favorite of the five, though it's not terrible - just uninteresting. Nor does it have the drinkability I expect from a good marzen, either. I like it better than Heavy Seas' version, for what it's worth.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 21:00:00 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Steinberger

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-25-2012 01:57:38 | More by Steinberger
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-24-2012 21:00:03 | More by bubseymour
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-21-2012 05:57:54 | More by JeffTheJuice
Oktoberfest from Lancaster Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.