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Okto Festival Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Okto Festival AleOkto Festival Ale

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391 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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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3/5  rDev -13%

Meyers1023, Today at 11:10 PM
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3.74/5  rDev +8.4%

Bottle to pint glass

A- pours a bright amber-orange color with a small creamy off-white colored head that retains nicely on top long after the pour 4

S- floral and grassy hop aroma compliments a toasted bready malt sweetness with notes of caramel & brown sugar 3.75

T- malty base up front with notes of fresh biscuit, caramel, toast, cereal grain and white raisins. Floral hop notes provide a subtle bitterness that continues to the finish 3.75

M- medium body and carbonation lead to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into crisp finish 3.5

O- a nice malty & easy drinking brew for the fall that has some nice floral notes to boot 3.75

Treyliff, Today at 08:14 PM
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

RHVC59, Yesterday at 06:57 AM
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2.52/5  rDev -27%

ranger7, Monday at 02:23 AM
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3.76/5  rDev +9%

jimbrinkruff, Monday at 01:14 AM
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3.52/5  rDev +2%

Basoos1, Sunday at 11:56 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Pens1967, Sunday at 09:52 PM
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3.3/5  rDev -4.3%

Pours a deep clear amber. The fizzy white head burns away quickly. The aroma is nonexistent and the taste follows closely. Only the faintest malt tones exist. Body has a decent weight and just a tinge of carbonation. We'll crafted except for the total lack of flavor.

delta490, Sunday at 04:06 PM
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2.24/5  rDev -35.1%

ferracal, Friday at 09:51 PM
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3.93/5  rDev +13.9%

Sent over from Washington by a fellow BA'er (thanks, Donkster46!)

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into glass for appearance

Appearance (4) : Beautiful burnt orange/fire red color with a heavy three fingered off-white head, leaving flecks of lacing around the glass as it recedes.

Smell (4) : Fresh nutmeg, spice, coriander, pumpkin. It's all there with festivities. Some fresh spring water. I'd say the nose is right on for the style. Nothing spectacular but within spec.

Taste (3.75) : Flavorful ripe pumpkin with dashes of coriander and pepper here or there. A small hint of hazelnut. Rather delectable, ends semi-bitter with a pumpkin finish. You get more spice out of the bottle. A little iron.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Watery but creamy at the same time. It has about the right weight for an Oktoberfest, and is refreshing at the same time. Ends semi-dry.

Overall (3.93) : This is why we drink beer. To taste the good varieties and interesting beers that celebrate special times of the year, and to relax in our work. This Oktoberfest is another great example of a beer you can enjoy and savor the flavors of autumn. A good choice for the style.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Callan911, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

tjcamm, Sep 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71%

Jdurbin1026, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Mark-Leggett, Sep 03, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -3.8%

thufflife, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

tpauer, Sep 01, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -3.8%

Glucose, Aug 30, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -3.5%

Ian_B, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

jsh420, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

malfunxion, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ronbo5421, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Initially surprised by the ale in a lager dominated specialty. Nice color and great mouth feel but after that it fads. I'll stick to lagers for Octoberfest.

JParlow, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
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Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.