Oktoberfest - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
3.13/5 rDev -7.7%
A: The beer pours a nice amber color with a thick tan head.
S: The beer has some coffee, malt and some
T: The taste wasnt as strong as I was hoping. It has some sweet maltyness and some caramel, but not really much else.
M: The beer mouthfeel isnt anything special. I drink it and just feel like I am missing out on something.
O: This a decent average Oktoberfest beer, but nothing to go out of the way to get.
11-19-2011 07:35:55 | More by gtermi
3.7/5 rDev +9.1%
I drank this at a BBQ in Texas. Poured this in a large mug.
It poured an amber color with a light tan head.
S: not very strong, some malt aromas - nothing to outlandish.
T: Not bad. It seemed like a typical Oktoberfest beer. Some sweet malt flavors.
Overall: For the price, $8.00/six-er, this was a fairly solid Oktoberfest beer. It didn't knock me over with taste, but I found it to be very enjoyable.
10-26-2011 21:59:05 | More by LacquerHead
3.75/5 rDev +10.6%
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
2.58/5 rDev -23.9%
Served in a standard pint glass. Has a below average tan head that doesn't stick around long and doesn't leave any lacing to speak of. Appears a brown color with some haziness.
Nose is full of coffee and other malts. Just not what you expect from a Marzen. Some sweetness from the caramel malts. Taste is very similar. All sweet, no balancing factors. Just not right for a Marzen. The flavors were decent, but just doesn't fit into the style.
Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied. Too thick and heavy when going down, again, just not quite right. Overall, a decent brew, but nothing above average. Got stuck drinking this all of last week because it was the best they had to offer where I was staying. Don't seek it out..
10-02-2011 19:24:29 | More by zimm421
4/5 rDev +18%
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 +12.1%
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
Oktoberfest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.