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Oktoberfest - Lake Superior Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Lake Superior Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: FightingEntropy on 10-11-2006

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Photo of Buebie
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep almost burnt amber color. An inch of white head, leaving a collar of retention.
Slick spotty legs of lace.
Aroma is fairly decent, and plenty of it. Large malt presence, some grains and a touch of roasted grain too, bordering chocolate. Small amount of caramel sweetness in the distance.
Taste is full of flavor as well, large amount of malt, sweet, toasted grain notes and a little rye on the finish. A bit sweet, but still very pleasant and full of flavor. Some hop bitters on the finish as well.

A great contender for the style.

Photo of jjanega08
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= The pour is a deep amber color with a big off white head to it that is sort of vanilla ice cream colored. Decent retention and lacing.

S= Nice sweetness to it. Toasty and nutty sort of. Good toffee nose to it. The problem is that it has a sort of crayon nose to it.

T= The taste isn't close to where the nose was. Light for an oktoberfest for sure. Has a light caramel flavor and is somewhat grainy tasting. There is a light bitterness to it as well.

M= Nice. A little light but not too bad. I like my Oktoberfests a little more "meaty"

D= A little plain. The nose was awesome except for the crayon but it was good for sure. The taste was too light though.

Photo of supercolter
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is good with a nice copper/red color and little head and lacing. Smell and taste are good with some nice caramel malt, low on hops, low on spice and a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is a bit weak, light and some carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, very true to the style.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 09-28-2008 02:23:37

Photo of uwmgdman
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This Oktoberfest poured a golden/light copper with a thin white head that laced the glass nicely. The aroma is moderately grainy, slightly spicy, there is a hint of spicy hops and the beer exhibits that common Oktoberfest lager aroma. The flavor is moderately malty, rather smooth and medium-thin bodied. The hop bitterness is medium-low with a hint of hop flavor. The finish is slightly dry. Overall not a bad example of an Oktoberfest, but the flavor and aroma seemed a bit under powered and the beer was rather one-dimensional, not much to really hang your hat on.

Photo of shadow1961
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lake Superior Oktoberfest, their latest special edition, pours a big stiff
head over a slightly cloudy amber brew. Carbonation is steady, and
the nose is rich malt and herbal hops. The flavor is rich, slightly sweet
malt with an herbal hop finish. The flavors really do evoke the smells
of late summer meadows. This is how it's done. The mouthfeel is round
and satisfying, and there's good lacing all the way down. Simple stuff,
but really tasty- this is why it's better to drink local.

Photo of andrewmartin
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of ADR
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of Bighuge
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
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!!

Photo of ZAP
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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....

Photo of FightingEntropy
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Oktoberfest from Lake Superior Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.