1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Okto Festival Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Okto Festival AleOkto Festival Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

362 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 362
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Classified as a German Altbier by the Widmer Brothers; brewed with an (ale) Alt yeast strain.

availability: early Aug. - late Oct.
bitterness : 28 IBU
original gravity: 13.5° PLATO

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 09-09-2005)
View: Beers (78) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 362 | Reviews: 167 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bung:
Photo of Bung
Bung

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Orangey gold pour, pretty standard. Small white head. Doesn't really stick a whole lot.

Aroma, kind of a musty carmelly malt. Some noble type hop aromas.

Taste, good caramel and grainy bread. A slight toasted note, a little leather. That hop presence is just barely here.

To the right of light bodied, enough carbonation. Abv under control, an easy drinker for me.
Nothing mind blowing, but a really solid example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 02:16:58 | More by Bung
More User Reviews:
Photo of DThome
DThome


2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

06-13-2014 01:50:57 | More by DThome
Photo of TX-Badger
TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-09-2014 22:06:26 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of beerman73
beerman73

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-28-2014 01:57:47 | More by beerman73
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-30-2014 19:32:15 | More by atrocity
Photo of Belittle
Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-29-2014 16:23:33 | More by Belittle
Photo of Foyle
Foyle

Wyoming

3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a sudsy 2” cream colored head that recedes slowly with moderate lacing. Color is a clear amber with moderate carbonation streaming.
Aroma: rich yeast bread malts, caramel, and some floral hop.
Mouthfeel: light bodied, crisp, with a mostly dry finish.
Flavor: caramel and toffee are dominate, with a bit of nuttiness as well. Bread dough and enough hop bite for some balance.
Overall: well done and appropriate to the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 17:57:33 | More by Foyle
Photo of Smarty_Pints
Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-01-2014 16:47:44 | More by Smarty_Pints
Photo of bismarksays
bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-28-2014 19:51:04 | More by bismarksays
Photo of DaveMiller
DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-26-2014 22:04:07 | More by DaveMiller
Photo of BigBry
BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-17-2014 01:56:51 | More by BigBry
Photo of Karibourgeois
Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-09-2014 15:43:08 | More by Karibourgeois
Photo of dpgoblejr
dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-23-2014 04:36:24 | More by dpgoblejr
Photo of rhinonau
rhinonau

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

02-18-2014 15:00:50 | More by rhinonau
Photo of Swaino
Swaino

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-11-2014 03:17:25 | More by Swaino
Photo of goeke007
goeke007

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-08-2014 04:30:07 | More by goeke007
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-04-2014 14:37:51 | More by jaydoc
Photo of tfsimpkins
tfsimpkins

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

02-03-2014 23:32:42 | More by tfsimpkins
Photo of longisland1983
longisland1983

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-01-2014 01:56:37 | More by longisland1983
Photo of jgunther71
jgunther71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-23-2014 01:07:11 | More by jgunther71
Photo of RVigz
RVigz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-22-2014 20:47:35 | More by RVigz
Photo of SoCaliC8
SoCaliC8

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-17-2014 11:54:11 | More by SoCaliC8
Photo of alphagnome
alphagnome

Iowa

3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
A clear, deep orange body is on display wearing a finger thick, cream colored head. Light lacing and considerable carbonation. Fantastic curb appeal.

Aroma:
Light sweetness and light toffee and a hint of caramel. Nothing else.

Taste:
Like the aroma, not a lot to write home about here... that said, I still found myself enjoying it. Incredibly light roasted malt character.. fresh bread and caramel.

Mouthfeel:
Lighter carbonation and body than most offerings in the genre. Thin and watery, but easy to drink. Clean finish with no aftertaste.

Overall:
I enjoyed this one quite a lot.. Easy to drink and inoffensive as they come, everyone should give this one a go.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 02:43:04 | More by alphagnome
Photo of DerekQXQX
DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-26-2013 00:13:15 | More by DerekQXQX
Photo of Evil_Pidde
Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-22-2013 16:32:26 | More by Evil_Pidde
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.