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Red Baron Octoberfest - Bristol Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bristol Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beergoot on 10-07-2012)
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

BillRoth, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

UncleAddie, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

as far as true to style goes, this one is right on, a Vienna lager all the way. clear medium amber on the pour, temporary white head. a nose of lager yeast and sweeter malts, with a toasty element and a decent hop balancing act. its not all the way there though, as the malts run a little thin, the hops don't really amount to much in the flavor, and the finish is a little metallic. however, this is another Bristol beer that's affordable and pretty drinkable as they go. its well carbonated, and appreciably medium bodied. I like what I have in my glass here, and I wish people would give these guys a little more credit. a serviceable seasonal here.

StonedTrippin, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Gerred, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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MinorThreat, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a nice bright copper-orange with a thick cream colored head that slowly recedes. Nice sticky lacing coats the glass.

The beer smells malty, buttery, with toffee notes.

The beer starts with your typical sweet caramel experience from the malts. But then a sweet peach/apricot body comes to fruition. After that, a drier, hop finish solidifies this beer as a nicely layer, well-balanced Oktoberfest. A really diverse beer, this one.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall, I’m really impressed with this beer. Sure, it’s not a liquid caramel explosion, but it’s got a lot to dissect in the taste profile, a good fruity sweetness, and a very clean finish making this one easy to session. Delicious.

JuicesFlowing, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow-gold body; thick, sudsy white head; lots of carbonation. Earthy scent, kind of grassy; bright malt. Crisp, dry body; light feel; soft. Light malt flavor; light cracker; nice bitterness with a subtle, lingering malt sweetness at the finish.

An enjoyable lager. I wouldn't judge it to be a classic Oktoberfest-style beer -- too light and crisp overall (whereas I think of a Märzen being a bit more malty, darker, and sweet). Still worth checking out and knocking back a few when a light lager is called for...

beergoot, Oct 07, 2012
Red Baron Octoberfest from Bristol Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.