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Oktoberfest - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 20.71%
Wants: 3
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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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

12-28-2013 22:23:42 | More by BillRoth
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brurevu

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

The Oktoberfest pours a dark amber with a nice tan head and all the trademark sweet malt aromas of the style. The taste is a good sweet maltiness with a slight hop and even a bit of Chocolate. For a darker beer it was light on the palate and very clean and drinkable. The Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest was a great Texas Oktoberfest.

12-02-2013 19:11:34 | More by brurevu
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-21-2013 04:22:36 | More by SicemWT
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Texas

5/5  rDev +47.9%

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Texas

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Texas

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Arkansas

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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Texas

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Maryland

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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GMB

Japan

2.9/5  rDev -14.2%

A standard pour of Rahr & Sons' Oktoberfest yields a dark amber body with lovely reddish highlights and a small, fizzy beige head. The 1/2-inch cap falls quickly and disappears without a trace. A few sheets of tiny bubbles move lazily towards the surface. I don't expect a giant head on a Märzen, in which head-making hops are understated, but quality of this foam leads me to make two predictions: 1) want of hops will render the brew too sweet; 2) the mouthfeel won't do justice to the rich flavors that typify the style.

The nose isn't appealing at first: a strange, smoky smell and copper. A few swirls around the glass and repeated sniffs toss up a bit of more-toasted-than-usual toffee.

The taste is more interesting than the nose. The metallic flavors are ever present, but are subdued by some sweet malty flavors. Bittering hops are pronounced. I taste toffee, slightly-more-than-toasted butter cookies, and candied bitter melon. Then there's that nagging smokey flavor... hmm...

The beer is full on the palate, but even at warmer temperatures, foam is wanting.

I liked Rahr & Sons' Oktoberfest more than I thought I would. Still, there are much better versions from both sides of the Atlantic. I won't drink this one next year.

10-07-2013 19:44:06 | More by GMB
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Texas

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Oktoberfest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.