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Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest - Highland Brewing

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207 Ratings

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.5%

sourdream, Oct 21, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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2.28/5  rDev -37.2%

hxchase, Sep 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

stouty5, Feb 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

EConnOG, Aug 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

ZinFanDave, Oct 06, 2013
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2.88/5  rDev -20.7%

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.

goblue3509, Aug 28, 2011
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2.98/5  rDev -17.9%

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.

jwc215, Jan 07, 2009
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

CTague, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Jamstone714, Nov 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mralbertson, May 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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!

GossageBrewery, Feb 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

beernads, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

blbarnett3, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

yaksurf, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mrfrancis, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Skelton, Sep 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jak, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Oct 31, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

botham, Sep 10, 2009
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3.24/5  rDev -10.7%

Mafia88, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

40ontarget, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

hemorhoidzz, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

fsvan, Oct 29, 2011
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Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest from Highland Brewing
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