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Okto Festival Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Okto Festival AleOkto Festival Ale

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428 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

spycow, Sep 29, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -4.4%

samtrillo, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Amber in color with excellent clarity. A fingernail of khaki colored foam is on top. Light Brussels lacing. Aroma of gentle amber malt is present. The flavor is packed with gentle notes of amber malt and a touch of caramel. The mouth is fairly light,but with a bit of depth and smoothness.

Franziskaner, Sep 27, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +26.7%

Jessica509, Sep 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

hypnotoad1, Sep 24, 2014
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2.44/5  rDev -29.1%

Darthhenert, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Amp, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

dshansen1184, Sep 21, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +8.1%

cmbeddoe7997, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Beerasaurus, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -18.6%

jason_nwx, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

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

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

Treyliff, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Meyers1023, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

RHVC59, Sep 16, 2014
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2.52/5  rDev -26.7%

ranger7, Sep 15, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +9.3%

jimbrinkruff, Sep 15, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

Basoos1, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Pens1967, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%

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, Sep 14, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -34.9%

ferracal, Sep 12, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +14.2%

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 -12.8%

ncstateplaya, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Callan911, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

tjcamm, Sep 07, 2014
Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.