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Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest - Highland Brewing

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237 Ratings

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 9
Gots: 25 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Lovely85, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Hyhat
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Hyhat, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jeffthepony, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of nyrblue2
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nyrblue2, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Dodo2step
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Thanks to my buddy Trask in NC for this brew!

A- burnt ornage in color with a half finger head. NIce lacing and has some staying power on the top of my beer.

S- biscuit malts and i think i get hints of cherry.

F- taste is ame as falvor but i do get more of a sour apple taste than cherry.

M- spiced candy hangs around in the mouth and it is light bodied and crisp

O- Not a bad Marzen, the taste is average but it is a beer you can pound back.

Dodo2step, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -17.4%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear rich copper with a one finger off-white head. Average head retention and lacing.

A really nice aroma. Biscuit and toasted malt along with a little bit of candy. Also some earthyness and grassy hops.

Flavor takes off with biscuit malt and some candy sweetness. Toffee and caramel is there along with a little bit of coffee. A little bit of wet hay along with a light bitterness. Finish is a bit on the sticky side but clean overall.

A decent Oktoberfest but not a whole lot that makes it stand out above the rest. I do like the extra bit of toast and biscuit in this one, though, and it is worth picking up.

rangerred, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jeanphony, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of outdoor7or24
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz poured into pint glass.
A: light caramel orange, thin off white foam head, very little lacing, carbonation

S: hops, biscuit, caramel, toasted malt, some faint floral notes

M: thin, carbonation

T: hops up front followed by biscuit, toasted malt, some caramel sweetness ending with some metallic taste

O: good marzen brew that is worth trying

outdoor7or24, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Skelton
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Skelton, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sansho, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Hanzo, Sep 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

rabiddawg, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JeffreyJDavis, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Apellonious
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from six at CM.

A- clear, full orange with brownish red highlights. Thin head that moves quickly to a thin lace.

S - toast, grains, faint malt

T - clean, slightly bitter, bread, toasted grains.

M - good level of carbonation. Prefect amount of heft for the style.

O - I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The flavors are more subtle (note it is better when not proceeded with a stronger tasting beer) but a great rep for the style.

Apellonious, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of therope
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

therope, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of beerFool28607
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

beerFool28607, Sep 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

wceaton, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

dharmabum1102, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of KerMUDGEon
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

KerMUDGEon, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Brewsed, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of 160Shillings
4.88/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: The aroma is crisp clean lager, rich melanoidin malt with a hint of toasted malt.
Appearance: Pours with a fine off-white head that collapses into thin, but firm cap. The color is on the light side being deep gold to light amber.
Flavor: Starts with a malty sweetness up front, then quickly moves to a crisp dry finish. Hop bitterness is moderate without being lingering. The result is a flash of sweet malt, quickly overtaken by bitterness than gives way to a clean dry finish, then you’re ready for another swallow.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation, but fully attenuated and doesn’t linger on the tongue.
Overall Impression: A rich display of melanoidin malt that doesn’t overwhelm or linger, finishes clean and dry.
Comments: Don’t drink this beer too cold! The rich and complex flavors really come out as this beer warms. This is my favorite Highland beer and my favorite commercial Oktoberfest. This one is everything but perfect for an Oktoberfest.

160Shillings, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of stouty5
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

stouty5, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of StateMech
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

StateMech, Jan 21, 2012
Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest from Highland Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.