Oktoberfest - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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4.88/5 rDev +44.4%
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.
09-09-2011 19:48:27 | More by DarkAngel
4.25/5 rDev +25.7%
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.
12-05-2007 08:08:55 | More by jmbranum
4.25/5 rDev +25.7%
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!
09-28-2007 03:21:06 | More by allengarvin
4.13/5 rDev +22.2%
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.
12-30-2012 20:39:59 | More by Ford
4/5 rDev +18.3%
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.
10-02-2011 14:27:56 | More by Pegasus
3.8/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
09-24-2011 20:02:47 | More by Atlas1
3.75/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
10-10-2011 02:25:18 | More by JMad
Oktoberfest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.