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Okto Festival Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Okto Festival AleOkto Festival Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

457 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
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)
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not bad, but really not special at all. generic, even for these guys, who usually do pretty well with flavor in conventional styles. this one is a bit watered down for me, not a whole lot of the rich caramel german malt i like in the style, and its not lagered, yet i think it has a pretty similar grain base to the marzen beers of the season. usually i would be all for that, but it just has not much flavor, and it finishes with a strange metallic tang that obviously doesnt belong. i do get a hint of citrus there, and then the bittering hops on top of the grain, but the whole thing is just too light for my tastes, especially this time of year. carbonation is on point, but it has no body and that hurts it for me. the ale yeast adds nothing, and im left pretty underwhelmed on the whole.

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From 12 oz bottle, this has got to be the brightest beer I have ever seen. Pours a brilliant orange, very clear, nice layer of foam and light lacing. Nose of caramel, bread, and light floral hops. Flavors follow the nose with sweet caramel malts tot he front and sides with a nice light floral hop flavor on the back. Okto finishes clean and crisp. Highly recommended for a session, and great for fans of autumn and fest lagers and alts. Very nice. Cheers.

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Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.