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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 78
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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: 51 | Hads: 78
Photo of mikesgroove
3.8/5  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 (595 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
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! (850 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
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. (725 characters)

Photo of Duff27
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
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 :/ (592 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
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. (639 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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 (485 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
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. (1,224 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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.. (421 characters)

Photo of drpimento
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
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! (360 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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. (755 characters)

Photo of KarlHungus
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (490 characters)

Photo of cokes
4.52/5  rDev +23.8%
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". (903 characters)

Photo of alexgash
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brassy pumpkin-orange with a maize-white head. Head doesn't last too long. Smells of mildly-sweet carrot cake and caramel, complete with spicy hop notes and a hint of metal. Not overly aromatic. Taste starts off with a doughy caramel bread malt flavor. This doesn't last long as spicy, peppery, bitter hops come in and jab the tongue. The bitterness is accentuated by hefty carbonation (perhaps a little too hefty). Finish is peppery (almost chili-peppery) and bittersweet. Seems to be more sweetness in the finish than up front. Kind of a weird oktoberfest, but not bad. (579 characters)

Photo of prototypic
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
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. (2,010 characters)

Photo of mcallister
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (496 characters)

Photo of rye726
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
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. (264 characters)

Photo of Onenote81
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (678 characters)

Photo of crossovert
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
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. (397 characters)

Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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. (635 characters)

Photo of ckeegan04
4.05/5  rDev +11%
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. (688 characters)

Photo of brdc
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (417 characters)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (529 characters)

Photo of dfillius
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
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. (470 characters)

Photo of roadhouse
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (729 characters)

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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest from Tyranena Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.