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Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest - Highland Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
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170 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 09-30-2008)
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sourdream


1/5  rDev -72.5%

10-21-2012 02:07:18 | More by sourdream
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stouty5

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-01-2012 15:20:12 | More by stouty5
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

10-06-2013 19:37:13 | More by ZinFanDave
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazt orangish gold color with an orangish one finger fluffy head. The aroma is of caramel malt, toffe, and butterscotch. The taste has a watery toffee taste up front with a caramel malt backbone a hint of anise and very small hop bite. The taste is a lil watery and not as strong as other marzen. The mouthfeel was a little watery with moderate carbonation. Overall it was okay it was a little watery and weak. I liked the taste just wish there was more there.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 18:25:44 | More by goblue3509
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this back from N.C. for me!

Pours light orange amber with a thin, disappearing head. More hazy than a lager should be, I'm thinking.

The smell is bready/yeasty - almost medicinal/ herbal.

The taste is of light/thin caramel with floral/herbal notes, slightly metallic. It has a bitterish, dry finish.

It is on the light side of medium bodied.

This is an herbal/spicy O-fest. Different. Even out of style a bit, it is somewhat clumsy. Hoppy, but not quite in the right direction for what I'm thinking it should be. Maltiness is a bit light. Interestingly, I thought the Shining Rock Lager, though it fits bock well enough, could pass itself off as a better "O-fest" than this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 05:25:43 | More by jwc215
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Jamstone714

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-20-2012 00:29:47 | More by Jamstone714
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mralbertson

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-15-2013 01:51:45 | More by mralbertson
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SlamLord

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-23-2013 03:38:59 | More by SlamLord
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Oktoberfest from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear orange color, produced a thin white head, poor retention and below average lacing left on the glass. The aroma of this brew consisted of malted grain, caramel and spice. Medium bodied, a foundation of fresh baked bread, caramel and mild hop bitterness. Overall average Oktoberfest style, better offerings to be found. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 16:33:44 | More by GossageBrewery
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-03-2012 01:46:19 | More by jaswilson2
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-12-2013 08:18:44 | More by beernads
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-18-2013 14:00:38 | More by mrfrancis
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Skelton

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-28-2012 23:45:56 | More by Skelton
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jak

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-11-2011 23:41:09 | More by jak
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-31-2012 19:01:29 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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botham

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tasting glass. pours a rich crystal clear amber color with a minimal head after a hard pour.

aroma is mildly grainy with caramel malts and another note of sweet crystal malts. the grainy note gets more pronounced as it warms a bit.

taste follows the nose with the same grainy note with a semi-sweet character and rich notes of caramel malts.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a malty, mildly crisp character, along with a hollow finish that leaves little for the palate after the fact.

drinkability is decent. for a marzen, but it ends up a bit hollow in character. it drinks relatively well, but falls short of anything special.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 01:05:05 | More by botham
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-02-2013 22:48:36 | More by hemorhoidzz
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fsvan

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into pint glass.

A- Bright, clear, radiant gold. A finger of barely off white head. About half of that hangs around for a while.

S- A sweetness. Bready malt. A slight hop bitterness. Not bad, but not a huge nose on this one.

T- A typical marzen sweet malt profile, with an American-inspired little hop bite not noticed in the German version (by me, at least.) The finish is slightly metallic.

M- Medium bodied. Nice for the style.

O- A decent marzen. That metallic finish hurts it a fair amount.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 21:39:36 | More by fsvan
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therope

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-07-2012 17:13:33 | More by therope
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-20-2013 07:50:10 | More by RedneckBeerz
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-23-2013 16:01:18 | More by JISurfer
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RockinRob925

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-14-2013 00:22:34 | More by RockinRob925
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the pit served in a 10oz glass a crisp orange with a thin head that diminishes to a thin layer that diminishes but leaves decent spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is slight sweet malts, but not much there. The taste is a decent blend of sweet malts and earthy hops. The beer is light, crisp and refreshing. This is nothing more than a mediocre attempt at an Oktoberfest, I expect better from Highland.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2010 01:39:24 | More by atsprings
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FIN

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-29-2013 16:19:05 | More by FIN
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Cervezaconcalor

Florida

3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured this one into the Sam Adams glass

A - Light golden color with a nice two finger head filling the Sam Adams glass perfectly.

S - Malty and fruity

T - You get fruit from the nose with malts up front that finishes pretty quick.

M - Smooth and almost creamy

O - Good beer but not a great Oktoberfest. I would drink another but not if I was buying.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 02:11:16 | More by Cervezaconcalor
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Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest from Highland Brewing
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