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Oktoberfest Lager - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of humuloner22
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Its an O'fest. Not a lot to say here. Its a little less cloyingly sweet than others are. But its still a style I just don't care for. Nevertheless, in my pursuit of trying most if not all of OHB beers, this one is above average to me, but its not great. But its a marzen and I just don't dig that style of beer. This will be the last year I waste money on that style, along with pumpkin beers. Skip fall beers go right on into winter!

Color: Dark Amber, nice amount of head.

Smell: Sweet malts, not much else.

Taste: Sweet, but a bit of something in there to cut out the total cloyingly sweet nature of this beer style.

Overall: Its fine, if you like this style of beer try it. If you don't, pass.

humuloner22, Wednesday at 04:49 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Martyrob, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Amedlin18, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

swgwilt, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ZEB89, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

midlifec, Oct 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

lupercmda, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Falcone, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear amber in color (very similar to one of the colors you see in the fall foliage) with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium sized finger thick cap in the center and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of toasted bready malts with toffee and caramel sweetness. There is a light presence of floral hops and just a touch of light fruits (grape).

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of toasted bready malts with some light notes of toffee + caramel sweetness. That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of floral hops with a light amount of bitterness which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially slightly syrupy with just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a really nice example of the style from an American brewery and you really can't beat it for the price ($3.00 for a 22 oz. bottle). The alcohol is reasonably well hidden in this beer and it is quite enjoyable. Definitely would recommend picking this one up if you see it.

dbrauneis, Nov 03, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber poured into an imperial nonic pint glass

A: Bright copper orange with moderate clarity, head is very light and loose, does not last very long

S: Has a light grassy hop smell, malt is somewhat subdued, light toffee background that improves as it warms

T: Pretty plain, again hops dominate but aren't "strong", earthy and grassy, pretty good German hop flavor, I'd like a bit more malt for the style but pretty good

M: Got this right, slightly dry, light enough to drink, heavy enough to not feel light

O: A good beer especially for the price!

dpodratsky3, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

RyanAU, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Brewski, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Kegatron, Sep 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

ekalb31, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Jeeb, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kristougher, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tdm168, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Axnjxn, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

hemorhoidzz, Aug 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

KevinGordon, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

buckyp, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
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Oktoberfest Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.