Gotlands Red October
Gotlands Bryggeri

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
German Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV:
6%
Score:
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Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 11.48%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
9
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Notes: Introduced in September 2010. The IBU is about 10 above the style average.
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Photo of iadler
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Hair of the Dog snifter.

A- Pours a translucent amber with a two finger head that slowly dissipates. Plenty of rising carbonation. Leaves some spots of lacing.

S- Spice bread with notes of caramel, cinnamon, toffee, a bit of nuttiness and some floral hops

T- Bready malt, caramel, toffee, nuts, raisins, floral hops, orange zest and some minerals

M- Medium to high carbonation with medium body. Finishes a bit thin and bitter.

O- A nice interpretation of an Oktoberfest. The aroma was very nice with a variety of spices and bready malt. The mouthfeel could use a little more body though.

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Photo of Rapax
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber-red color. Foam is nice too.

Nose reminds me of an american pale ale rather than an oktoberfest-beer. Citrusy hops and some caramel. Nice.

Taste brings a bit more of caramel and another dose of citrusy hops. It stays very clean, though, which keeps it in touch with the oktoberfest-beers it claims to belong.

Mouthfeel is appropriate, good drinkability.

A relly nice hybridization of an oktoberfest-beer and an american hop character. The best thing from Gotlands bryggeri so far.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pour is amber. The head is large white and creamy. Dissipation is slow and the lacings are rich.

S: Sweet rich malt, some bitter hops. Some dark dried fruits, mainly cherries.

T: Dry maltyness. Bitter hops. Dark dried fruits - cherries.

M: Long bitter aftertaste. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

D: A nice and dry Märzen.

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Photo of rarbring
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clear dark amber, possibly more orange than red. The head is tan colored and leaves some lacing.

The smell has malty, toffee sweet tones, and citric, bitter orange notes.

The taste has an upfront biscuit and bread sweetness, then bitter orange marmalade followed by a discrete but nice bitterness.

Medium carbonation, fresh and nice, a slightly dry finish.

Not at all bad, more vigorous than the normal Swedish interpretation of an Oktoberfest beer.

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Photo of bark
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is red with a tint of amber; the two finger head is pale beige. It leaves some lacing on the glass.

The strong smell is malty with elegant roasted notes (nuts, caramel). Hoppy bitter notes of grass/flowers and a touch of grapefruit.

The taste got malty somewhat caramelized flavours like a good märzen, but the focus is on the fine strong bitterness which reminds of a German Pils or an American pale ale. Lots of hoppy grassy flavours with a robust bitterness. The aftertaste is bitter with some flowery notes and a touch of citric peels. There are some mild nutty sweet flavours, too.

The carbonation is strong, the fresh bubbles are small. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A fun experimental beer that adds some American hoppy flavours to the Oktoerfest concept.

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Gotlands Red October from Gotlands Bryggeri
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 9 ratings