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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
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
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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adamdarcy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.4%

09-02-2013 00:20:53 | More by adamdarcy
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

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

appearance: deep orange with some ruby highlights. small tannish head that leaves just a little lacing behind. Not the best clarity.

Smell: roasty malts, almost smokey in character. earthy hops

Taste: opens off with a bit of a earthy hop bitterness. gives way to a malty backbone that comes off toasted to smoked

Mouthfeel: not as clean as i had hoped. some bitterness lingers

Overall: hoppy for an oktoberfest and lacking a bit of cleanness and clarity that i was looking for. Not the biggest fan of the toasted/smoked flavor

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 01:41:34 | More by SportsandJorts
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-08-2013 01:46:42 | More by JamesZ
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duke1258

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-07-2013 02:59:22 | More by duke1258
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-07-2013 00:28:19 | More by jacksonweite
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-30-2013 13:24:00 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Mississippi

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.4%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Missouri

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Michigan

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Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from Fall 2012

A: Pours clear and medium dark brown in color. Slightly off-white head disappears quickly.

S: Toasted malts, earthy hops, and bitter tea make up the nose.

T: Same profile as the nose, but with a little hint of dark fruit in there. Some alcohol is perceived.

M: About what you would expect from the style. Fairly light and crisp.

O: A good representaion for the style I think, but not overly impressive. Probably wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 20:10:04 | More by CMUbrew
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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Michigan

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Short's Noble Chaos Oktoberfest from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.