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Short's Noble Chaos Oktoberfest - Short's Brewing Company

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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our new fall seasonal which is a Northern Michigan version of a German style Marzen or Oktoberfest, done the Short's Brew way. This beer is well balanced with Noble hop additions which provide a subtle bouquet and pleasant flavor which melds well with the malt profile consisting of 2 row, chocolate, special roast, caramel and Munich malts.  It's a brand new addition to the Short's Brew family of beer.
40 I.B.U.'s

(Beer added by: jimbotrost on 09-14-2005)
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redleg64

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-07-2012 01:23:04 | More by redleg64
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a dense clear walnut brown body with a thick creamy and lumpy head of butter cream that sticks to the glass in rings. There is a quick carbonation pushing to the surface.

S- The toasted biscuit malt aroma is rich with a faint support from darker roasted malts.

T- The cream taste leads to a rich toasted fresh malt flavor that is well lagered and a bit dry. There are hints of biscuit and toasted malt underneath. There is a nice Noble hop presents in the finish, which is clean and dry.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a creamy fizz texture to it and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a big rich lagered malt flavor with some nice soft depth and a good support but the Noble hops. I could drink a few liters of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 21:24:39 | More by rhoadsrage
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-14-2014 01:48:48 | More by jeffwright
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-13-2014 22:33:30 | More by astronautjones
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Michigan

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Jas45678

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-13-2014 03:13:32 | More by Jas45678
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a light amber with a thin white head.

S - Roasted malts with slightly sweet caramel. Faint hops in the background.

T - Like the nose with a good hop bitterness that lingers in the finish.

M - Medium body with light carbonation. Crisp finish.

O - Good Marzen, just a little hopper than you would expect. Definetly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 02:58:15 | More by TreyIsWilson
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Noble Chaos Oktoberfest is a handsome butterscotch coloured lager. It is about as clear as a beer get's with this kind of deep, coppered tone. Although friendly with the light, it doesn't offer any substantial highlighting. No substantial head either.

The maltiness is toothsome enough to be reminiscent of nougat, rum cake, and sticky toffee pudding but isn't overly sweet in and of itself; rather, it is decidedly grainy and bready. This is bolder than many German examples but still smells like a traditional, time-honored recipe.

The addition of chocolate, roast, and caramel malts to the usual two-row and Munich provides additional depth in the flavour department; traces of cocoa, smoke and toffee dot the finish. It is still distinguished, mind you, by hearty graininess and rich, toasted bread notes.

All that scrumptious malty sweetness doesn't stick around long; the finish is dry as plain toast and becomes alight with spicy Noble hops - lots of 'em! The aftertaste has notes of rooibos tea and flower petals. It is earthy and has a soft but somewhat crude bitterness and flash of spice.

"A Tranquil beverage Exploring the Depths of great Splendor" is probably the worst beer slogan I've ever heard - Short's, I don't think you needed to trademark it, no one else wants it. Still, Noble Chaos is an Oktoberfest that everyone will want. And indeed everyone should buy it.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 21:15:27 | More by biegaman
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-12-2013 02:56:44 | More by jschott75
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-27-2013 01:07:57 | More by GRBLUE12
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-26-2013 03:02:39 | More by DruC4
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jemarent

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-24-2013 23:23:27 | More by jemarent
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Misfit2209

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-19-2013 03:16:10 | More by Misfit2209
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barczar

Kentucky

3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with a frothy cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Aroma is deeply toasted malt, nutty and toffee-like, with an underlying fruity yeast ester character. There's almost an overly toasted smell.

Flavor follows suit, with fruity esters underlying an overly toasted, nutty malt backbone that becomes a bit charred in the finish. There's a bit of mineral character.

Body is moderate to full, with moderate carbonation and modest astringency.

The overly toasted, charred and mineral characters are offputting. They dominate the flavor. Reading the recipe now, roast malt does not belong in an oktoberfest!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 17:06:24 | More by barczar
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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ygolordned

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-03-2013 22:31:11 | More by ygolordned
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Brenden

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Noble Chaos looks the part of an Oktoberfest, a clear amber color. A wispy off-white head peaks at a little higher than half a finger. Retention isn't bad, and some spotty lacing throws down a bit of legging.
While Noble hops are here, it seems more of an Americanization of the style in its character. That is, while it's got a little bit of a peppery nip to it, and is pretty floral, but in with the caramel from the malts and the breadiness that's not quite in the range of the typical Marzen, there's a bit of extra sweetness and a note of citrus, and there's a certain earthiness that has more soil than must. It also tends toward more of a roasty nature than most.Interestingly, while the trend with the Americanization of classic foreign style involves making it bigger, that's not the case here.
The body is medium but has a certain thinness underneath, though it is crisp and flows pretty smoothly. It doesn't have much dryness, but there is a sort of "tinny" note to the feel.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 14:24:49 | More by Brenden
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Short's Noble Chaos Oktoberfest from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.