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Oktoberfest - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 20.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TexIndy on 08-16-2007)
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tdwalla

Texas

5/5  rDev +47.5%

11-17-2013 04:38:32 | More by tdwalla
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Amistoso

Texas

5/5  rDev +47.5%

01-30-2012 00:00:30 | More by Amistoso
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DarkAngel

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oktoberfest's are my absolute favorite brews, this time of year is better than Christmas for me. And this years batch of Oktoberfest is the best Rahr has done. I still prefer Hoffbrau's Oktoberfest (If I am completely honest) but I still love this batch. Great taste, great feel, and all around good brew. A must have for the beer lover.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 19:48:27 | More by DarkAngel
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cam12

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

07-16-2013 04:24:13 | More by cam12
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pretty decent Oktoberfest beer that improves as it warms up.

Quite attractive dark amber color with a short-ish tan head.

Very nice and malty, fresh and rich. Quite satisfying. Very well-balanced. It reminds me a dark german bread.

Very smooth mouth feel. The aroma was a bit weak. It just needed a little more of something to me.

Definitely do not drink this beer cold. It is much, much better at something approaching cellar temperature. Much more complex than it appeared on first sip.

Also I should note that this beer is not a good value. It is quite tasty but for the price, I would go with Paulaner Oktoberfest instead. $9+ a sixer is way too much.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2007 08:08:55 | More by jmbranum
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allengarvin

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just out in stores, this beer pours out a lovely reddish-amber color with a small initial head that unfortunately fades a bit too quickly, leaving not the slightest hint of foam on top. The aroma, though, is nearly perfect for an oktoberfest! Too many American versions tend to sweet caramel and nothing else. This version is nicely toasty, with crusty bread-like melanoidins; it's got a complex and interesting malt profile. Deliciously tasty too, with all the emphasis on the malt. Nutty malt with a lightly toasted aspect, sweet but not cloying, with a clean finish. No hop flavor to speak of, but that's not a loss for the style. The body seems a bit flat and watery, the only disappointing aspect of the beer.

An solid interpretation of the style. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 03:21:06 | More by allengarvin
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Mortarforker

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

09-08-2012 20:20:51 | More by Mortarforker
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

12-07-2012 05:30:07 | More by OCdrummer7271
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Ford

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a regular pint glass

This is a really good Oktoberfest beer.

A bit less bitter than the Shiner and Karbach styles I've recently had. About the same smoothness as the Saint Arnold.

Really good carbonation.. just right. Great taste. I'd buy a six pack of this over many others.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 20:39:59 | More by Ford
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

12-07-2011 03:54:16 | More by jheezee
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buzzed

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

10-04-2012 20:54:19 | More by buzzed
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy, deep amber in color, with a large, persistent, off-white head, thin, broken lace.

Aroma: Earthy notes, and toasted malt, with a slight herbal hop presence.

Taste: Opens with strong toasted malts, mild caramel and toffee, lots of bread and nut malt, solid malty notes throughout the taste. Finishes with a wave to toasted bread flavors.

Mouth feel: Pleasant and full body, no carbonation sting.

Drinkability/notes: A very solid example, quite representative of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 14:27:56 | More by Pegasus
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

09-29-2012 21:23:30 | More by kew
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DragLine6

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

10-26-2013 00:43:23 | More by DragLine6
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army01

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

01-04-2012 22:12:50 | More by army01
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Havion383

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

05-24-2012 15:08:24 | More by Havion383
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Sinewave

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

01-01-2012 22:55:25 | More by Sinewave
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KZE80

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

10-03-2012 02:24:10 | More by KZE80
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Atlas1

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Oktoberfest beer of the season. I like the new Rahr label design. A little hokey, but in a classic Norman Rockwell sorta way.

The Rahr Oktoberfest is one of the prettiest beers I've seen in a while. Beautiful hues of oranges and reds remind me of autumnal leaves changing color (not here in south Texas, mind you, but in places where leaves actually change colors). Nice thick head with some lace. The nose is dense and malty, as a good festbier should be. The yeast aroma kinda reminds me of Shiner Bock, but in a good way. Earthy and sweet. Taste follows suit, delivering plum flavors with muted apple and pear. Malty sweetness but dry enough to cut through anything that lingers too long. Mouthfeel has a medium body feel to it; firm but not austere.

A fine effort by the folks at Rahr and Sons. Maybe not the best example of the style I've ever had, but a pretty good beer nonetheless. I wouldn't reject the idea of revisiting this beer in the future either.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 20:02:47 | More by Atlas1
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

10-04-2013 03:31:44 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Sazz9

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-23-2013 01:05:16 | More by Sazz9
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

10-27-2013 21:08:08 | More by jkn09
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deac83

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

03-25-2013 02:02:31 | More by deac83
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

09-26-2013 01:21:37 | More by tubeyes
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JMad

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a pint glass...

Pours an amber color with burnt orange hues, the head is tall, foamy and lofty with a tan color. It smells of roasted malt with surprising coffee and milk chocolate with earthy hop undertones. The beer has an herbal hop bitterness, with roasted malt being the dominant flavor, there are also hints of coffee and caramel. It has a medium body with moderate carbonation and a nice dry finish. This Oktoberfest was unique compared to others, in my opinion it tastes more like a brown ale, still good though.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 02:25:18 | More by JMad
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Oktoberfest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.