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Oktoberfest Lager - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: veech on 09-23-2006)
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thespk2011

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-17-2011 04:06:45 | More by thespk2011
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

08-16-2013 04:05:28 | More by KevinGordon
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bexley10

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

10-10-2012 13:31:51 | More by bexley10
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BCash

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

09-18-2012 00:58:20 | More by BCash
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

09-23-2012 23:08:47 | More by BigTrubble
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The locals say this is a fantastic Oktoberfest.

Initial pour produced a nice amber body with a slightly small head. It has since faded (only a matter of seconds) into a small ring of white head. hm.

The smell is grainy and sweet. Almost exactly like Great Lakes: super grainy and earth (more than GLBC). Almost smells crisp (which is what I dont want). Definitely some good caramel malts in there, but just doesnt smell sweet enough.

It tastes like a goddamn world class oktoberfest. Super grainy and earthy up front. The caramel sweetness really only comes in to cut the graininess out and make it clean and drinkable. Its not as sweet as the world class Marzens, but its just one minute step below those.

Its a fantastic Oktoberfest, and might be one of the better NC beers Ive had that doesnt come from a barrel of some kind. Olde Hickory, you met expectations once again.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 23:07:07 | More by VncentLIFE
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oberon

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Probably the earliest I have drank an Oktoberfest beer,I feel a bit strange.Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a brilliant bronze with a large fluffy crown that stuck like glue to the glass as it never completely settled.Toasty grain with sweet dough and caramel aromas,pretty much spot on for the style.Toasty and grainy on the palate with mild caramel sweetness,a tinge of anise comes into play in a lingering finish.Damn this is a real nice O-fest beer,what a way to start the season off,honestly in my mind there are not many better out there than this.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 01:50:17 | More by oberon
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at beer study in chapel hill

dark copper with a tad reddish hue. appropriate head. smell is crisp and malty. you can tell this will be refreshing. the taste is big on malts, bready, yeasty. I'm a big fan of this style and this is very true. medium bodied, medium carbonation.

overall a surprisingly excellent oktoberfest beer. thoroughly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2013 22:13:52 | More by Axnjxn
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear brassy glow, ample lacing.

SMELL: Toasted bread, baked apple, herbal hop, fresh hay, clean.

TASTE: Clean, crisp, malty, toasted grain, bread crust, dry, grassy, herbal, spicy hop, hint of yeast.

From first sip this beer is on the right track but further through this bomber I realized how honed in on the style it actually is. Simply, Olde Hickory nailed it to style.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 03:02:58 | More by Jason
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-18-2011 02:54:46 | More by Bung
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-04-2011 00:04:02 | More by tclapper
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-03-2014 18:30:51 | More by cwguy5
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veech

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although OHB beers are found at my favorite haunts around Knoxville this is the first time I've seen their Octoberfest. I'm a big fan of the style and I was pleased with the OHB version. The beer pours a copper amber color with a thin head and some resilient lacing. The smell is of malt and honey with mild hints of spice. The taste is very balanced with neither the malt nor the hops dominating the taste, very mild. Mouthfeel is standard for the style. Drinkability is very high as with most Marzens. A very sessionable beer. Prost to OHB.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2006 16:46:31 | More by veech
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-31-2012 00:21:54 | More by Hanzo
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-14-2013 01:43:37 | More by buckyp
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-17-2011 00:55:04 | More by EasyReader
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at Mac's - Steele Creek in Charlotte on 9/21/10. Reviewed from notes.

Really excited to see this beer in the lineup. I'm a sucker for O'fests and this was one I've been wanting to try. Came out a crystal clear rusty copper. With a finger-width beige head on top. Minor lacing left behind. The nose was sweet with toffee, caramel, and fresh flowers.

Moderate body. Well-carbonated for the style. Good flavors on this one. Sweet caramel, mild hops, light alcohol. Slight burn on the backend, but not too much. This is about the alcohol limit I like on this style. Prefer it in the 5-5.5% range. Still, I really liked this beer. I could have this any time in the fall. Recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2010 12:22:28 | More by Onenote81
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper gold with 1-finger cream head. No retention and zero lace.

Biscuit and caramel malt combine for a nice October mix. Light notes of herbal hops.

Taste brings out more of the caramel malt, a light lemon zest, and a crisp finish. Just a touch of herbal hops in the end.

Body is a bit thick and slightly syrupy, but pretty much right for the style and taste.

Overall, well done. Nice, sweet marzen.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 01:41:16 | More by beer2day
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cosmicevan

New York

3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

picked this up when visiting family in NC about a month ago...notched as best by january 2013...bottoms up! enjoyed from a duck rabbit snifter.

a - brew poured a watery transparent amberish with a thin head that was gone almost as quick as the beer was poured. hardly a ring of bubbles was left on the surface of the beer.

s - smells nice. big grape. some nutmeg and crystalized malts. big sweetness.

t - much like the nose, but a bit of booziness on the backend. grapes and nuts. all malts. lots of grain. fairly bready and crisp. toasted.

m - a bit boozy, but other than that, fairly classic.

o - overall a nice take on the style. on the sweet side of things, but good. not my favorite marzen, but solid.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 02:00:59 | More by cosmicevan
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-02-2013 16:44:56 | More by tdm168
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-17-2013 02:16:08 | More by hemorhoidzz
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-03-2013 18:13:37 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-25-2013 04:34:17 | More by Falcone
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-02-2013 01:51:29 | More by RyanAU
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-16-2013 17:24:48 | More by Jeeb
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Oktoberfest Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
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