Okto Festival Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.