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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

362 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | 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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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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oregon

3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!!!

Serving type: bottle

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
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-06-2013 23:45:56 | More by Sludgeman
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Celtics17

California

3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This has hints of a German style Oktoberfest beer. This one by Widmer, has a slight passion fruit taste, along with sweetness that reminds me of caramel, or toffee. This was better than expected. This is Widmer, so the fruit notes don't surprise me. Even some slight honey notes with the taste. Very strong ICE TEA feel to this beer.

A: Reddish/orange amber, very little haziness, slightly off-white head, spotty lacing.
S: Caramel, malt, chocolate, delicate hop aroma.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 06:53:57 | More by Celtics17
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-05-2013 11:30:27 | More by micromaniac129
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-04-2013 21:30:35 | More by LJWalker
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Kendo

New York

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a mug while watching the Reds-Pirates one-game wildcard playoff game. Body is coppery-amber that's more orangey amber when backlit. Clear. Oddly, there's no real visible carbonation, though a half-finger off-white head settles on top. Decent amount of clinging lace.

S: Heavy on the toffee side of things. Not much else going on, really.

T: Definitely a malt-centered beer. Toffee, healthy dose of caramel malt and some toasted bread. Also a bit of nuttiness. Faintest of faint lemony bitterness lingers in the aftertaste, though to be honest it didn't really show up on the first run-through on the palate.

M: Fizzy carbonation is a surprise given the appearance. Call it light-to-medium in heft.

O: Decent. An easy drinker, non-offensive, and generally hits the right notes for the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:52:22 | More by Kendo
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

09-30-2013 21:47:57 | More by brauseboof
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ejwright02

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-30-2013 03:43:36 | More by ejwright02
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cwkash

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-29-2013 20:22:23 | More by cwkash
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mblk6062

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really wanted to like this beer, but to be truthful, it falls way short of my expectations. An Oktoberfest beer (for my taste) should be very malty and spicy/toffee flavored. This beer was just....bland. If I had made this one myself, I definitely would not be very proud of it. Not a bad beer, but not great - I wouldn't bring it to a friend's home to share, which is my baseline for a great beer. This is not the first time I have been disappointed in a Widmer Brothers product - most likely will not buy anything from this house again. If you are a WB fan, I don't wish to offend you, as it is probably just my palate, not their product.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 12:30:42 | More by mblk6062
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dakotaben

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-27-2013 20:55:09 | More by dakotaben
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Swift989

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

09-27-2013 15:53:09 | More by Swift989
Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.