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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest - Tyranena Brewing Company

Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestGemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%


Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 09-16-2002)
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, soapy head that has good persistence. Bright, spicy aroma with a touch of sweetness. Radiant, orange-amber; looks beautiful. Starts with spicy hops and malt sweetness behind that, moves into a drier bitterness, still spice-centric as the bitterness peaks around a low-medium. The finish is nice and spicy with a really good nuttiness underneath it.

I like this one. It's definitely centered on the spicy/hoppy profile. A little more malt would make this stunning.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 01:33:02 | More by TheSSG
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Bloody_Roddy

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark amber. Medium tan head that quickly dissipates.

Smell – Light to medium aroma of roasted malt & slight hop smell but faint

Taste - Slightly sweet medium roasted malt. Toasty & very good for the style (Märzen)

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp, some toasted malt, slightly sweet & smooth

Overall – Great Oktoberfest that is relatively light, but better & heavier than the larger more popular breweries.

Serving type: bottle to clear glass 16 oz. mug

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 20:39:27 | More by Bloody_Roddy
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for this one, Jeff.

A: The beer pours a light amber color with a finger of white head.

S: Smells strongly of bubblegum...okay? A bit of bread and toasted malt. Some earthy hop notes and a definite caramel malt. Maybe a bit of metal to it, too.

T: Like the aroma, intense bubblegum flavor. Earthy hops with a light bitterness. Lots of caramel and toffee flavors with a little bit of spices. A little bit of toasted bread.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: The bubblegum just ruined this for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 23:17:12 | More by womencantsail
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Medium amber. Clear. Medium off-white head that persists.

Smell - Light aroma of medium roasted malt.

Taste - Primarily sweet medium roasted malt. Toasty. A touch of bitterness and spice.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Overall - Nice rich malty Oktoberfest that is nonetheless relatively light. Maybe not the best of the bunch, but definitely quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 04:15:46 | More by scaliasux
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clean looking with lots of carbonation sneaking up from the bottom. Formed a tight little head of maybe an inch on the top that faded down gradually and then left behind basically nothing.

The aroma was light, bready malts with a hint of a caramel sweetness. Light touch of grape like fruit in their providing a slight nose of sour. Rich tones working their way in the flavor though. Quick, clean hitting and crisp, this was a definite session beer to say the least. Nice well rounded malt flavor with a hint of light hops toward the end that were just enough to provide a nice touch of balance

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 01:27:02 | More by mikesgroove
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arboristfish

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy copper color with a white head. The aroma of this beer smells of sweet munich malt, and spicy noble hops. The taste is strong with munich malt, and some biscuit like flavors. The hop presence isnt very srong. The mouthfeel is medium thick, and is drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 20:20:39 | More by arboristfish
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome bottle received from the ever-generous, BeerFMAndy! I added this one to my wants list when I first joined, and am now just knocking it off.

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a warm amber/orange with a thin white head on top. Light lace left behind. Nice color though. Scents of smooth malts, sweet candied sugars, toffee, and warm bread. Good nose for the style.

Full crisp body with ample carbonation. Finishes refreshing and smooth. Full bounty of flavors with caramel, toffee, sweet bready malts and finishes with just enough hop presence to keep me satisfied. Good balanced Festbier here. Glad I finally made it to this WI "rarity." Thanks again, Andy.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 17:48:28 | More by Onenote81
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Duff27

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a copper color. Very little head of which that is there, dies almost immediately. Carb bubbles are almost non-existent. From all that you could have guess it...no lacing.

S- Caramel malts.

T- I'm not picking up on much. Bread. Dull overall. Grassy?

M- Very watery. Disappointing.

D/O- Doesn't seem to be that much to it, which adds to the drinkability in that you'd be able to put a few down. Whether or not you'd want to switch to a different Octoberfest would be the question. Did I get a bad bottle somehow? Come to think of it, the cap seemed to have came off way too easy :/

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 01:27:36 | More by Duff27
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into English pint.

A- Pours a nice dark copper with a nice pillowy two fingers worth of head. The head recedes quickly and leaves spotty lacing on the side of the glass.

S- I get more lager malts than anything else. I was hoping for a little bit of sweetness. I also pick up just a little bit of grass.

T- Some nice malts and a little sweetness but I am worried by a metallic taste. Some dark fruits in there as well.

M- Thin to medium bodied that seems to feel a little flat. I really can't tell that there is carbonation there at all.

D- Nothing about this beer sticks out to me. The flavors are bland and lacks carbonation. I hate to say it but I should have reached for a Staghorn.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 18:45:14 | More by Wisconsinality
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crossovert

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz brown twist-off bottle.

It pours a nice amberish/orange with a white head that sticks for a bit but doesn't leave much lacing.

The smell is simple, nutty grains and a bit of fruitiness.

The flavor almost brings a saltiniess. There is a noticeable hop bite, buttery malts and a hint of nuttiness. It is a bit sweet and bitter for the style.

It is middle-of-the-raod oktoberfest territory.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 22:09:18 | More by crossovert
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blackearth

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a clear, orange-amber body with a thin white head. Aroma of toasty and biscuity malts. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. The malt flavor is just a bit thin. Pretty good, but not very memorable.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2009 19:47:18 | More by blackearth
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dfillius

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of eggshell colored head with poor retention. Head fades to fizz quickly. Clear Amber liquid is nice. More head please.
S: Clean grain with grassy/herbal hop. Smells nice.
T: Strong bready graininess, little hop that increases later on in the beer. A bit cloying, the flavors do not meld well.
M: A bit thin. Modest bitterness
D: Eh, wouldn't order another and I won't buy again. It does go down easy though.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 19:02:13 | More by dfillius
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear bronze color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into thin lacing. The aroma is bready malt, toffee, and hints of grassy hops. It is a nice aroma, but it is quite tame. The taste comes through a bit more with the same profile as the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is an alright beer, and I could drink it again. On the other hand, there are a lot better Oktoberfests out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 22:55:42 | More by KarlHungus
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial Pint. Bottled on 11Aug09. A paragraph of info but no ABV.

A - Gemuetlichkeit has a beautiful, brilliant clear yellow-honeyed orange color but is sadly topped by an incredibly small and short-lived off-white head. No ring, layer, or lacing.

S - Grassy hops are immediately evident with a leaf-pile and dirt-like earthy nose. It's hard to get much beyond that but I can pick up mild notes of toasted malts. Not my favorite and a bit too hoppy in general for an Okto.

T - The nose foreshadows the flavor almost perfectly, it's definitely a hoppier oktoberfest with the same earthy, grassy hops upfront. The malts do shine a tad more than in the aroma though. The background has a weak toasty malt presence far too overshadowed for the style.

M - Crisp and light-bodied, it has a moderately sharp carbonation bite to the finish that ends dry. It's a bit watery feeling too.

D - The weakest Tyranena I've had by far, this oktoberfest is almost a pale (in flavor) lager. It's lacking a solid malt backbone to combat the overly hopped flavor. The finish gets drier and drier with each sip. Not a great example of what an oktoberfest can be. Plus it's grassy hops are far too potent. Blech.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 01:55:14 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A light pour gives off a clear, golden brown body that has about a finger thick white head. There is some carbonation bubbles that are rising to the top.

S - Strong smell of caramel malts and grains. There is also a slight hop smell but the smell is quite faint in comparison to the caramel malts.

T - Caramel and malts are what standout most. There is also some hops that are present.

M - Medium bodied. Good carbonation to balance the hops, caramel, malts and grains. Caramel and malts are initial in the mouth with a nice level of carbonation providing a balance for the hop finish.

D - One of the best oktoberfests I've had. I could have a few of these in a session.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 22:17:54 | More by Wisconsin
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botham

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at The Old Fashioned in Madison, WI. pours amber with golden highlights and a single finger of creamy, off-white head that leaves moderate lacings and good retention.

aroma is of caramel malts and some caramelized sugars mixed in; little else. quite simplistic in the nose, but still pleasant.

taste follows the nose with a touch of sweetness and a profile similar to an amber or red ale. overall, non-descript in nature, but very sessionable as a result. a bit sweet on the finish with residual caramel malt.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a hearty quality and a flavorful profile. finishes smooth with a semi-sweet character after the fact.

drinkability is good. an easy-going and well composed oktoberfest with a drinkable aura and a sessionable character. very mellow for Tyranea, but still good. nothing special, but it gets the job done for what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2009 18:27:47 | More by botham
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here we go with another fest beer. I'm crossing my fingers that this one will wow me. Poured into my pint glass the beer's a burnt orange that's mostly clear. The head is beige and about an inch thick. A tiny amount of lace is left on the edges of my glass. The aroma is sweet malt, real sweet. Fruity with hints of hops as well. The flavor is layer after layer of malt. Some cracker like breadiness with a hop bite on the finish. The beer is very dry and medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. I would say this has the most flavor of all the American Festbeers I've had so far. I'm glad I finally found one worth looking for again.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 23:42:06 | More by beerwolf77
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint.

Pours a light amber with an airy head that settles to a cap. Ample lacing left behind.

Aroma is of toasted malts and burnt sugar. There is a toasted bread aroma there. The toasted bread aroma is followed by a light hop aroma.

Flavor opens with nutty malt. Toasted bread flavor with a hint of hazelnut. Nutty flavors yield to a light hop flavor. The malt is not overly sweet, and the flavor is quite nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonation is adequate for the syle. Crisp and dry at the finish despite the toasty sweetness.

Pretty good, refreshing and quite drinkable, perfect to style.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 20:59:59 | More by wheatyweiss
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roadhouse

Florida

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pils glass

Pours a deep copper color, a very slight hazy, with a three-quarter inch off-white head that falls down to a skim quickly. Leaves some pretty nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma has lots of caramel maltiness, slight butter, some toasty malt, and light grassy and herbal hops.

Taste is of caramel malt up front, very light butter, even more so than the aroma, very light toasty malt, with the grassy hops coming in towards the finish for a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fairly creamy with a nice smooth and clean palate.

Not one of the best O-fests out there but it's pretty good for an American version. I don't think I would pick it up over a Paulaner, Spaten, or Ayinger though.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 02:04:02 | More by roadhouse
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prototypic

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to guinnessdoc for this one. You are the man, Josh.

Gemuetlichkeit? Ugh...wut??? For the uninformed (such as myself) that means "the fondness of feasting, drinking and merry company." Ahhh...I get it. Very fitting description of Oktoberfest. Nicely done.

As for the beer, it's very clear and a nice light copper color. The head is pretty modest and only reaches a finger deep. It's a light caramel color and recedes quickly. Lacing was on the lighter side.

The nose is slightly weak. It's close, but a little more muscle is needed. Yeasty and biscuity notes start it out. Sweet caramel and toasted malts follow. Hops are noted and drive it above average. I wasn't expecting much in the hop department. There's some subtle light fruit aromas that I can't identify. It's a pretty good smelling beer, it's just a little weak.

The flavor is a notch above the nose. That much is apparent on the first sip. A mix of toasted and caramel malts give it an excellent, tasty base. The hops add a nice buzzy kick and add a great deal of flavor and character. In fact, after a few sips, I've changed my mind. I love the flavor of this beer and it deserves a "4.5" score. Some light fruit and spice notes emerge on the tail end. A slight yeasty flavor sticks to the palate. Excellent stuff.

Its body is light and relatively smooth. Carbonation is fairly well restrained and doesn't distract. Drinkability is extremely high. I could drink this all night and then some. It's a damn shame Tyranena isn't on shelves outside Wisconsin. I'd love to get this annually in Ohio.

Tyranena's got a really impressive Oktoberfest here. What it lacks in the nose, it makes up for in flavor. Sure, a little work would go a long way on the nose. But, they nailed the flavor. Oktoberfest is one of those styles that generally doesn't "wow" me. But, the flavor of this one is shockingly good. Perhaps my expectations were tempered given the style. This one far exceeded them. Seek this one out. You won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 01:51:56 | More by prototypic
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SykDoc

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a very nice amber. A light 1/4 inch head forms and quickly reduces to almost no lacing. It is transparent when held to the light and carbonation is readily visible.

The aroma is a nice level of dark fruity malts up front. Then there is a decent level of alcohol and yeast that follows.

The taste was a bit weak to me. It has the routine malty sweetness up front and then a bitter hoppiness that follows. A slight spiciness is also present at the finish.

The mouthfeel as again a bit light. It is light/medium bodied and has a little too much carbonation for me. It is fairly smooth and leaves a pleasant dryness that sits on the tongue.

Overall, this is a fairly decent beer although there are many places to improve. I would drink it again and won't have any problem finishing it but won't search it out.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 23:38:48 | More by SykDoc
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear, deep orange with a frothy off-white head. Head is not very big and retention is average at best. Leaves behind some decent chunks of lace.

S - Smells like a standard o-fest. Big, toasted malt aroma. Somewhat sweet. Just a little spiciness lingering underneath.

T - Very sweet initially. Very bready with some toasted malt tastes. The sweetness lingers throughout the drink and the hops make a quick appearance mid-drink. Very earthy and spicy hop profile, not strong at all. Finishes on the sweet side of bittersweet.

M/D - Medium bodied with an excellent creaminess from a well carbonated beer. An easy drinking o-fest. The guys of at Tyranena do not dissapoint once again.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 22:28:58 | More by ckeegan04
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beachbum1975

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for this trade extra, beerbeagle!

12 ounce, brown bottle with no freshness date.

Pours a beatiful peach/dark apricot in color with just the slightest haziness. The 1/2 inch head is white with small compacted bubbles. Head retention is low, leaving a little foamy mess on top.

To me, most Märzen style beers smell the same... I get the same one with this one: a sweet, malt bomb with an almost lactose (sweet and creamy) smell. Though I don't care for this style a whole lot, it definitely smells as a Märzen "should".

Medium bodied and medium flavor profile. Medium to high carbonation on the mouth. The smells taken off the nose carry into the taste. Sweet malts and a strange milk-like sweetness with a refreshing, dry finish likely from the hops. Some cracker yeasts is in the mix, as well.

Nice example for it's style.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2009 00:06:14 | More by beachbum1975
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Atron67

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a pretty amber almost lightly red hued, had a solid fluffy off white head on top that was pretty solid as well.

S- very malty, slightly biscuity, delicious smelling if slightly subdued, but its hard to argue that with lagers.

T- delicious, smooth malty, tasty all over. very drinkable could go through a ton of these.

M- medium body, malty flows over the tongue with some light carbonation

D- a great drinker

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 02:37:39 | More by Atron67
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rye726

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice dark wheat color and a tan head that disappeared towards the end of the beer. The nose has some sweet candy malts as well as spicy yeasts. Taste follows suit. Somewhat light for the style but still a good lager. The light body drinks as an Oktoberfest should.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 06:43:44 | More by rye726
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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest from Tyranena Brewing Company
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