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Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest - Highland Brewing

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193 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | 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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RBorsato

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-16-2013 22:40:33 | More by RBorsato
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RockinRob925

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-14-2013 00:22:34 | More by RockinRob925
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-14-2013 00:03:10 | More by dvmin98
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spedprof

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-13-2013 02:11:24 | More by spedprof
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-13-2013 01:25:36 | More by crbnfbr
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RuebenRox

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-07-2013 15:12:44 | More by RuebenRox
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-06-2013 20:10:46 | More by KerryCummins1977
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-05-2013 23:22:12 | More by jkrich
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-02-2013 20:56:40 | More by ltdantheman
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napetry

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-30-2013 01:07:35 | More by napetry
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

A: Pours a clear copper in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some burnt orange + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with some hints of light fruit sweetness (apple) and caramel. Light amounts of floral hops are present as well.

T: Light to moderate flavors of cereal grain malts with some additional bready malt flavors as well. There are light hints of caramel and light fruit sweetness (apple). Light hints of floral and earthy hops that impart a light but lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable but certainly not one of the best American examples of the Oktoberfest style that I have come across. I could have a couple of these but would generally choose another Oktoberfest if I had the opportunity.

09-29-2013 23:04:41 | More by dbrauneis
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-28-2013 00:58:13 | More by LooseMoose1978
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-27-2013 23:32:13 | More by RWLawman
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-26-2013 03:24:44 | More by marley2112
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-25-2013 21:14:58 | More by BigTrubble
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-22-2013 20:27:43 | More by Radiosox
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -0.8%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Deep golden hue, great clarity. Ample froth. Fresh grassy nose, crackers, bready, herbal, earthy, ghost-like sulphur. Thinnish body, beautiful smoothness, fresh grass, grainy throughout, sufficient hopping, mild hop bitterness, faint broth, yeast, dry finish.

Enjoyable even if it is not at the top of its style, quaffable and tasty but was expecting a cleaner brew. Regardless it is an O-fest I'd love to revisit year to year.

09-22-2013 02:07:15 | More by Jason
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-21-2013 13:44:06 | More by JohnnyK
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Though astute at making well crafted Scottish and Irish ales, it seems that Highland Brewing has no problem stepping out of their comfort zone in creating lager beer with spot-on festival-type taste with great finesse and understated complexity.

Opening with a light golden appearance, there's a tinge of orange highlights that peak through the very light haze. A bright white head billows up from the beer's body and tops the beer with a cottony froth. Great withstanding foam and well-defined lacing brings the beer's appearance to a very classy close.

Its distinctive aroma is of toasted barley, bread crust and a sweetness that's just shy of caramel. Lightly nutty and savory- the malt character is simple yet refined. Swirling about the malts are a delicate floral scent from noble German hops to give the rounded nose a sense of honeysuckle.

Certainly more robust than your typical German lager, its lightly toasted character delivers delicate savoriness straight to the taste buds. Delicate malted milk character is pleasantly starchy, while light bread crust, soft cashew and an elegant sweetness that never reaches caramel. Lightly spicy in its finish, there's just enough hop bitterness to balance the malts and to keep its finish crisp. Surprisingly, the floral upstart gives the initial taste a slim fruit note to ride along side of the malt.

Mid-light on the palate, the beer is creamy as soft carbonation emerges from starchy malt structures. The lager remains that way through early and middle palate but finishes crisp, clean and almost minty.

Clawhammer is a surprisingly convincing Oktoberfest. Highlands smartly avoids caramel flavor or over-hopping for balance. The fest beer is effortless in its drinkability but is also full of character and charm.

09-16-2013 16:34:41 | More by BEERchitect
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rheimbro

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-14-2013 22:55:42 | More by rheimbro
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-13-2013 22:16:27 | More by Mantooth
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BradShook

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-10-2013 23:51:45 | More by BradShook
Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest from Highland Brewing
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