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Oktoberfest - Lake Superior Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: FightingEntropy on 10-11-2006)
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andrewmartin

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up the last time I swung through Duluth. I hadn't realized that LSBC made an Oktoverfest, but was excited to pick it up.

A: Pours a rich clear amber with a tan rocky head.

S: Not too much going on in the nose for me, just some toasted malts.

T: Starts off very pleasent with sweet soft malt up front, gets a little sharper towards the end; seemed slightly astringent. Not necessarily out of place for this style, as long as it is restrained. There was also a flavor undercurrent I couldn't quite distinguish, but it added to the complexit of the brew. I gave it a 4 for taste, but think a 3.75 (were that possible) is a better rating. Guess I'll round up.

M: It had a nice smooth soft mouthfeel, coating the palate.

D: Pretty drinkable, a nice Oktoberfest find and one I would come back to.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2007 01:53:32 | More by andrewmartin
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear medium orange appearance, compact and flat head of about 1/4 of an inch in height. Decent dripping laces. Aroma of baked bread, some slight toffee. Carbonation is shy of medium, body fairly light but with a coating quality. Nice flavor, a bit of dark caramel, toasted oat cereal flavors, a little bit of a woody sense at the finish. A little bit of a nuttiness. Straightforward and not any real flaws, good drinkability. Pleasant but maybe slightly unmemorable.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2006 00:25:10 | More by ADR
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear copper. No visible carbonation. Bubbly light brown collar, but not much of a head. Lace is more than adequate though. There's really a nice toasted malt/vienna malt thing going on with the aroma. A little caramel maltiness noted on the nose as well. The flavor has a nice full, rounded maltiness to it. The toasted notes blend well with the sweet caramel notes. Some nuttiness as well to it and a bit of a hop dryness as well on the finish. I recently did a blind tasting of 12 Ofests (which included Spaten, Hacker Pschorr, Paulaner and other big guns) and this finished 3rd for me (behind Granite City's and Summit's). I guess that puts this one in some pretty good company. It's a nice ofest that I wouldn't mind having some more of.

Thanks big ol ZAP!!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2006 21:00:02 | More by Bighuge
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber/orange colored....some toasted caramel on the nose...medium bodied for the style...toasted malt is in the forefront on the taste...that's good...what I don't care for is a slight sour/vinegar touch on the finish....it is subtle but out of place...

Overall this is OK....

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 04:09:36 | More by ZAP
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lake Superior Brewing was a great host to a group of Minnesota homebrewers, gave us a tour, and a taste of the forth coming Ocoberfest. The beer was light with a solid malty base but probably overhopped for the style. Others in the group thought it was out of style, technically, but that battle when hop and malt in an O-fest was very fun and interesting to drink. Since I don't generally like O-fest, I thought it was great. I tried several samples.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2006 01:50:54 | More by FightingEntropy
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Oktoberfest from Lake Superior Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.