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Oktoberfest - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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79
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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: TexIndy on 08-16-2007

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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.

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Oktoberfest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.