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Oktoberfest - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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78
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TexIndy on 08-16-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

JohnBender, Sep 06, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +15.8%

Lowell_g, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap and no freshness date. Poured into a stange glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep amber with 1/2 finger of head

Smell: Caramel and bready malts

Taste: Similar to the aroma with with caramel and toffee notes and a clean finish

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation without being too thin

Overall: A good solid representation of the style. There isn't much wrong but nothing ground-breaking. Features a slightly higher than normal ABV for the style so maybe that can be a selling point for some.

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 30, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +20.5%

Nicktamu, Aug 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

cjac, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

BillRoth, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

brurevu, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

SicemWT, Nov 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

tdwalla, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

MisterWatt, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

jkn09, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

beerman123, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

DragLine6, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

csfcmitchell, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

DillanWeems, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

viewtiful, Oct 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

hAle2theWort, Oct 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

lauries444, Oct 10, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

GMB, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

JamLand, Oct 07, 2013
Oktoberfest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.