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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 cokes
4.52/5  rDev +24.5%
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".

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Photo of jreitman
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The carbonation is evident in the appearance of this clear copper brew. A medium sized off-white head reduces to a film in a minute and retains nicely from there on out. Lacing is sufficient. There's a real nice refined malt aroma on this badboy. Three things I notice on my first taste. 1) Maltiness 2) There's some hopping in this Ofest 3) I like it. Really nice layered malt profile. Nice Vienna and Munich overtones. Hops really add distinct flavor to this one. They primarily seem to add a subdued bitterness. It melds nicely though. This medium-full bodied beer is one of the better Oktoberfests I've had this year.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear, light orangey color, with a full, fluffy, froth atop that subtly settles down to size.
Aroma: sweetness and malt are king in this arena, some fruit, some herbal/vegetal qualities, too, all around, it's a complex, terribly interestesting affair, no one-trick pony at all. Mmmm, juuust right.
Taste: why don't we? Ahhh! That's the stuff! A solid delivery of tasty malt, just the tiniest support from hops, and a never-quitting phalanx of flavors that deploys again and again upon the palate. Rich and, yes, delicious, this is one damned tasty Oktoberfest! How could it be otherwise, it's Tyranena!
Move to Wisconsin, beer lovers! These guys are good!
I'm going to have put a polka record on the turntable and oom, pa-pa-pa to this beautiful beer, but not before I thanks the generosity of jeffboo, who made this tasting possible!

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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 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 uwmgdman
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This locally brewed Oktoberfest fest pours a crystal clear light copper in my pint glass. There is a thin white head that quickly diminished barely leaving a trace behind. The aroma of this beer is moderate-high maltiness, sweet maltiness mainly shows, Crystal like and only pick up a hint of toasted grains. There is little to no hop aroma. The beer has a moderate-high malt flavor. There is a balance of malt sweetness and toasted malt, neither is overpowering. The hop bitterness to me is apparently moderate-low, perhaps slightly more bitter than other Oktoberfests and there is a low hop flavor detected. The beer has good drinkability, it has an incredibly smooth mouthfeel and swallow, surprisingly the body of the beer was a bit thinner than most Oktoberfests; in the moderate range, but that certainly does not compromise the beer. Overall I enjoyed this Oktoberfest very much. I really enjoyed the apparent bitterness being slightly higher than most Oktoberfests and didn’t mind this slightly thinner body, in fact I could sit down with many of these Oktoberfests, likely quite a few more than some of the other fuller bodied counter parts.

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Photo of brakspear
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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Photo of ckeegan04
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.

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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 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 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 brdc
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small capped bottle, poured into a pint.

Very nice looking color, a glowing orange, clear, but very little of a white head that does not hold very well.
Earthy and malty aroma, some spiciness; delicate, but quite pleasant. Medium bodied, malty and earthy, slightly hoppy with some waves of modest bitterness, but malts predominate. Some spiciness that I did not expect make this more interesting.
Quite drinkable.

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Photo of Atron67
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
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

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

Clear light coppery amber color with a finger high head of off-white fluff and bubbles, fades fairly fast to a soild haze, lace sticks minimal thin strings. Aroma is lightly toasty and malty with a light fruityness and some floral hop and wood notes. Taste has a nice balance of toasty maltyness and floral, grassy hops and an overall dryish wood quality and dry biscuits. Very clean tasting and crisp. A slightly sweet dulled fruityness comes through in some effects once the toastyness decides to leave the palate, subdued and playful, a nice touch. Finish is nice and crispy with small notes of hop bitterness and dull sweet wood dryness. Feel is a solid medium body with good carbonation. A nice drinker of a O-fest.

Thanks to jeffboo for this one.

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

Interesting o-fest...the nose is very unique...almost smells of sweet candy..a bit of an odd smell actually...it looks great with a light orange appearance...Nice taste....definitely on the sweeter side... toastiness, but some nice sweet maltiness..
Body is about perfect for this style...Drinking one of these though is an interesting experience due to the odd aroma....almost like arm pit odor now that I think of it..

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Photo of dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
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

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Photo of mcallister
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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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 Pauly2X
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Light amber, half finger head.

S- Light hints of taosted malts with a touch of caramel.

T- Quite light malt sweetness on the take. This stays smmoth through through the middle where some toasted malt comes in to add some complexity. this opens the door for a nice light noble hop finish.

M- Very smooth, but kinda light.

D- The lighter mouthfeel lends way to increased drinkability.

One of the best american made oktoberfests out there. Altough the lighter mouthfeel might put some off, it really lends way towrd this being a great session beer.

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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 beachbum1975
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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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 drpimento
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like this year's version of this beer. I'm especially prejudiced towards this style of beer with that nice roasty dry character. Poured with a little head and little lace. Medium dark amber color with red highlights. Typical okfest aroma but a little spicier. Perhaps a bit sharply carbonated, but not bad. Session beer. Good to make beer bread with. Cheers!

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