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Oktoberfest - Lancaster Brewing Company

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80
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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: oberon on 10-31-2003

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.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner style glass. Poured a clear amber with almost no head and no lacing. Aroma is simple, with malty notes of biscuit and a little bit of fruit. Taste is about the same. Not much depth to it. A little hint of carbonation and a thinner mouthfeel. Not bad, but unexciting when compared to its German counterparts.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lancaster Brewing - Oktoberfest

Overall - another mediocre märzen. This one may have been past it's prime too - I got medium head with an agressive pour, but it faded quickly without any lacing. The beer did have have a nice redish-copper color, and it poured perfectly clear. Taste was OK - a bit malty, but slightly off somehow I don't know how to describe. Not bad, but I won't seek it out again - I'd probably prefer a Sam Adams which is generally my idea of a middle of the road Oktoberfest.

Bottle says Wilkes-Barre, PA (I'm assuming that's near Lancaster?) There's no sign of an ABV on the bottle or cap. The bottle has a few stamps on it - 20512, 14960K+ and 15/21/174/12/11.38/S - not sure if anyone can get a bottling date out of that or not.

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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.

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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.

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Oktoberfest from Lancaster Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.