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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestGemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest

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Reviews: 53
Hads: 85
Avg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: cokes on 09-16-2002

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Reviews: 53 | Hads: 85
Photo of emerge077
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

More Oktoberfest please... Sadly this stuff dries up way too fast.
Got a single of this recently in WI. Getmuetlichkeit is a concept I'm all too familiar with...

Pours a dark saturated orange, lasting foam, exceptional drippy lacing around the edges, looks like your average black metal band logo. Veil of skim across the surface.

Nutty, fruity yeast aroma, reminds me of a Trappist dubbel or triple somehow. Caramelizes sugars.

Taste has an astringency, though mirrors the smell pretty well. Nutty with sweet dried fruit yeast esters. Overly sweet to a degree, though tolerable. Astringent mouthfeel is a dealbreaker,an Oktoberfest should never have rough edges. One and done, won't be getting this again.

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Photo of jwc215
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 05 Aug 15:

Pours oranga amber with a thin head that soon becomes a small island. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is of some bread, nuts and a floral touch.

The taste of sweet malt is balanced by a mild floral/spicy touch in the finish. Tastes nice enough to give it the higher of the two scores I have in mind.

On the lighter side of the style. Smooth.

An easy-drinking O-fest.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

On-tap at Tyranena Brewery. Pours a copper orange color with a foamy beige head. The taste is smooth, malty and easy drinking. Nothing special but easy drinking.

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Photo of Ri0
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into stein!

A - Bronze/orange with a nice 2.5 finger head. Leaves a collar and swaths of lacing around the stein.

S - Grainy malty, and sweet bread. Light earthy and spicy hops.

T - Good amount of malts, grain, sweet bread and hints of caramel. Light earthy and spicy hops give it a bit more. Almost has a slight Hefe flavor to it. Finishes with just a touch of dry spiciness. I'd prefer a bit less hops or a different type of hops.

M - On the lighter side with good carbonation and some dryness. Smooth and easy drinking even on a warm day.

O - Enjoyable Marzen that I look for in late summer.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of Bloody_Roddy
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
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

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Photo of womencantsail
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of scaliasux
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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Photo of arboristfish
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of Duff27
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
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 :/

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Photo of Wisconsinality
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

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Photo of crossovert
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.

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Photo of blackearth
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of dfillius
3.12/5  rDev -14%
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.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
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.

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Photo of 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.

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Photo of botham
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of beerwolf77
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.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of roadhouse
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.

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Photo of prototypic
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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Photo of SykDoc
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest from Tyranena Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.