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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

373 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | 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)
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.56/5  rDev +2.9%

Served from a 12 ounce bottle into an 8 ounce sampling glass. This was bought at a convenience store, and was being stored warm. Freshness date of August, 2013 (purchased and reviewed in early November). A moderate pour produces about 1/2 inch of frothy head, which reduces quickly into a chunky lacing. The color is a yellowish brown with red highlights and crystal clear, with light carbonation.

I get some chocolate and caramel on the nose, with not much hop character. Toasty and bready flavors are predominant. Clean finish with maybe a bit of citrusy hops. Easy drinking.

This was a good value at about 7.50 a sixer, despite the fact that it wasn't as fresh as it could be.

11-02-2013 21:37:39 | More by archyquaffer
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Zach122

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-31-2013 19:25:09 | More by Zach122
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -5.2%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, orange/amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head, speckled with orange highlights, which quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department. Faint hits of malt and brown sugar. Some subtle hops aroma too.

Taste: Malty upfront, like freshly baked baguettes, followed by some brown sugar/caramel-like sweetness, finished by some nicely balanced hoppy bitterness. There’s a long finish to this beer too.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.3%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Pretty good American version of an Oktober fest beer, and a little surprising coming from Widmer Bros., who’s beers tend to be much hoppier than this, too hoppy for my taste. This one is very well balanced and tasty.

10-30-2013 01:50:01 | More by Jeffreysan
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MaltyCrock

District of Columbia

3.04/5  rDev -12.1%

Very much an okay nothing special beer IMHO. Cool name and interesting bottle art convinced me to pick up a six pack of this, and Portland beers tend to be good.

A: Nice mid/deep amber color, looks like a beer should, good 2 inches of white lacy foam.
S: Weak malty, slightly zesty, flat
T: Starts a bit sweet, turns citrusy, ends a bit bitter, in general a weak tasting beer, not lacking taste, but if I didn't know I was drinking a beer I wouldn't know I was drinking a beer....know what I mean?
M: Thin
O: I was looking for a seasonal brew to get me pumped for Halloween, something better than the tried and true Sam Adam's Seasonal fare, this was not the beer I was looking for. Maybe I can hand it out with the candy this coming Thursday...to the parents.

10-27-2013 22:30:37 | More by MaltyCrock
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BryantForestry

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-26-2013 22:58:02 | More by BryantForestry
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-25-2013 23:23:58 | More by jmccullough108
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-25-2013 00:53:59 | More by Moses_Malone
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-24-2013 22:45:04 | More by Whiskeydeez
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-23-2013 20:18:17 | More by dgherm
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-23-2013 02:25:19 | More by bernat1971
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Icedogs

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-22-2013 21:36:22 | More by Icedogs
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-20-2013 16:27:51 | More by oriolesfan4
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jkrich

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-20-2013 00:04:40 | More by jkrich
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humulus

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-19-2013 13:24:21 | More by humulus
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Slippinghalo

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-19-2013 05:20:17 | More by Slippinghalo
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.15/5  rDev +19.9%

Sampled on 10/15/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a pretty burnt orange in color with a 1-finger off white head that hangs around for a while. Good lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of some caramel, spice and hops. Very nice! The taste was the same and much better than other "Oktober" brews I have tried. Very smooth actually and went down easy.

10-18-2013 20:58:47 | More by BeerWithMike
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vkv822

Oregon

3.44/5  rDev -0.6%

12oz : tulip

Pours a very slightly hazy burnt orange with a fizzy, bubbly off white head.

Caramel, malty goodness upfront, highlighted by some light hop notes of floral and spice.

Medium body, fizzy carbonation.

The malts are certainly the focal point in this one, with the hops doing a good job of adding some complimentary notes in the finish. A well done example of a tasty, malt-forward beer.

10-18-2013 08:39:48 | More by vkv822
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OB1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-14-2013 20:12:45 | More by OB1
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schaffer9252

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-14-2013 18:37:22 | More by schaffer9252
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Mike4TN

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +15.6%

Booze this beer! It's killer! Good color Great Taste and awesome buzz..LOL..seriously though This is a impressive Oktoberfest Beer In the mix of contenders and pretender's...This beer stands out I was impressed CONTENDER!!! Walk on home boy!!! RESPECT!!!

10-12-2013 23:51:48 | More by Mike4TN
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-12-2013 18:25:33 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-11-2013 00:17:10 | More by civicm87
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-09-2013 01:24:01 | More by zeff80
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jakecattleco

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-07-2013 05:40:22 | More by jakecattleco
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Mfrace73

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-07-2013 00:51:10 | More by Mfrace73
Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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