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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest - Tyranena Brewing Company

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 51
Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
3.72/5  rDev +3%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Wonders Pub served in a half liter Sam Adams stein.

Appearance: Orange copper body, slightly lighter then the average Marzen color, with a thick white head with great retention.

Aroma: Caramel and a touch of sweet generic fruit. Herbal hops with a tinge of metalicness.

Taste: Light toast, caramel, hints of strawberry, leafy finish.

Mouthfeel: On the light side. Round. Soft. Balanced with assertive carbonation.

Drinkability: Sessionable.

A bit lighter in all regards than I like but quite good none the less.

Photo of blackearth
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a mug)

A- This beer has a crystal clear amber body with a thin wisp of white film on the top and a slow carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- This soft dry tartness leads to a light toasted malt note and a bit of biscuit malt in the background.

T- The tart raw gran flavor had some toasted notes to it with a soft plastic quality to it. There was a noble hop note at the finish that had a light bit of spice to it when it warmed. There was also a sulfur flavor at the finish that increased with a pungency of the hops as the beer warmed.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel wit a fizzy finish.

D- After a few sips the sulfury hops really start to dominate the malt flavors and the tart flavor is a bit off aswell.

Photo of cokes
4.52/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Where's Bierman9??? I need assistance translating the name here. According to the label, tt mean "the fondness for feasting, drinking and merry company". That is what it is all about, isn't it?
Pours a golden-brown body, with small white head. It doesn't last long, but leaves some edging and a little lace.
Full toasty aroma. Sizeable malt load is evident. Hops are certainly present, with some good ol' German spiciness.
Taste mirrors the aroma. Big toasted malt flavors. Spot-on for the style. Munich and carmel sweetness reside in the distance. The toastedness is definately the showcase here. Pretty dry all the way through. Finishes with roundhouse of spicy hops. Quite hoppy for the style, but it meshes well with the heavy toasted aspect.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Always lively.
Very pleasant and a great Autumn session. One of my favorite fall quaffers, as this screams "more".

Photo of dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, from Star Liquor I believe

appearance: pours into imperial pint glass...light amber-bronze body, very little head/lacing, clear and glowing

smell: light metallic hop presence, toasted malt, caramel, leaves

taste: pretty good, spicy metallic hop presence is higher than most others of the style i have had this season, toasted caramel malt, earthy/leaves, light bitterness...interesting take

mouthfeel: medium body, fairly high carbonation

drinkability: fine

Photo of prototypic
4.15/5  rDev +15%
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.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Photo of scaliasux
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
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

Photo of Ri0
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%

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. Finishes with just a touch of dry spiciness.

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.

Photo of Wisconsinality
2.63/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

Photo of crossovert
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Photo of jreitman
4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous amber/copper in color with a fine bubbly head. Carbonation was pretty high and manifests itself via a constant stream of tiny bubbles that persistently rise to the top of the glass and come through on the palate. Nose left me with a sweet bready sensation, almost like a nice pumpernickel. Sweetness carries over to the mouth along with the bready-maltiness. Hoppiness leaves a slight zing to the back of the tongue and a subtle, lingering aftertaste. A very enjoyable brew.

Photo of dfillius
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Photo of Wisconsin
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of brakspear
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice all-around Oktoberfest with a bit more "zing" than many of the German varieties I have sampled due to a higher hop load. The beer pours a nice copper-amber with a head that fades into a ever-present collar. The aroma is rather unique, toasted and perhaps aromatic malt at forefront with a spice lingering in the back from the hops. The taste is more toasted and biscuity than caramel, with a higher hop presence, giving the beer a nice mild bite on the tongue. The body is perfect for the style. A good mellow Oktoberfest from an out of the way brewery in South Central Wisconsin.

Photo of demcorhip
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A clear, coppery, amber hued brew. Thin, off-white head quickly receded to leave a thin collar of lacing. Finely and quite mildly carbonated.

Stewed sweet corn, some toasted biscuit, and sweet caramel. Some leafy and earthy hops also present.

Toasted biscuit asserts itself slightly more than it did in the nose. Gives way to sweet corn and nutty caramel, with just the slightest hint of melanoidin. The earthy and leafy hops appear at the finish.

More light than medium in body. Malt profile leans more toward slightly nutty caramel versus toasted biscuit. Perhaps under attentuated, as the malty sweetness really asserts itself . My bottle was also under carbonated, leaving an almost lifeless brew in my glass after only a few minutes. Decent earthy and leafy hop presence not quite able to rise over the malty sweetness.

A decent, drinkable lager. Not quite up to the high standard set by New Glarus with their Staghorn. The slight yet pronounced sweetness also reduces the sessionability of this brew. Thanks to my wife for picking a single up for me to try, along with a few other interesting brews today.

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. This beer has a light copper color with a small head. The aroma is lightly malty with a little spiciness. The flavor starts off with some sweet caramel. Then the grain comes in, follwed by metallic hops. A little apple fruitiness. There is some toasted malt flavor, but I like more in my Oktoberfest beers. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good drinkability. A decent enough beer, but there's nothing in it that really stands out.

Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of terrabyte
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium to light copper color. Average foamy head that disappeared completely.

Slight smell of bread and nuts.

Taste is much more earthy than other oktoberfests. The flavor is earthy, a little grainy, nutty. However, too subdued for my liking (but not any different than any other oktoberfest)

Decent body, bordering on too carbonated. If you purposely or accidentally swish this in your mouth, the foam will release a lonb, bitter aftertaste. Usually fine, though.

Goes down easy, but I'm still not of a fan of Oktoberfests.

Photo of mcallister
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What you would look for in an O-fest. Took a hit due to the lackluster dirty teeth colored head and no lace.

Rich aromas of caramel malt. A fruity ester is somewhat hidden underneath with a spritey burst of carbonation and buttered biscuits.

This is a solid O-fest. Very well balanced with simple complexities. Toasty, buttery flavors lead into a thick caramel toffee malt this is all brought together on the finish with a subtle floral hop.

Creamy, refreshing mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Photo of Lemke10
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest from Tyranena Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.