Oktoberfest | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

OktoberfestOktoberfest
BA SCORE
62.8%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 156 ratings
OktoberfestOktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by oberon on 09-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,986
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
156
Liked:
98
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
11.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -73.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of herrburgess
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of ZinFanDave
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of yaksurf
2.85/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

To be fair, trying an Oktoberfest in January isn't exactly ideal

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Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of PDXHops
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a shaker pint. Bright amber body with a finger of off-white head. Decent retention, patchy lacing.

Nose is fairly bland, mostly bready, but it tastes a little more adventurous. Toasty, nutty, a little earthy with a fair amount of leafy bitterness. Slightly tangy at the swallow, then a crisp and toasty finish. Perhaps a bit too subtle, but enjoyable.

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Photo of Cstromberg57
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ncfranklin
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk.

A: Translucent copper, small of white head recedes to a ring.

S: Feint nose of malt, caramel. Not alot of potency here.

T: Caramel malt dominant, with a grassy rough grain touch underneath. Finishes clean, but pretty sub-par of the style.

M: Dryer than expected, plenty of carbonation.

D: Overall, a disappointing effort. Not an easy style to be a standout in, but this one just lacks the complex toasty quality in the malts.

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3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Deep golden color with mediocre head and lacing. Aromas of sweet malt. Taste is light with some hop bitterness and bready, sweet malts. Balance is decent, but overall, beer is a little on the light side

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of taylor714914
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Eh, lets be honest. This is an OK Oktoberfest. The flavors of an Oktoberfest are there, but all slightly muted. Honestly, this reminds me of a slightly watered down Sam Adams. The rick caramel malt flavor is missing, and the mouthfeel is slightly thin.

Ok, but there are better options out there.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, brownish-amber body with a thin, short-lived white head.

Smell: Earthy malt aroma with subtle spicing and a hint of apple.

Taste: More of the earthy maltiness with a touch of caramel sweetness. A touch of spice. That hint of apple rears up from time to time. with a bit of hop bitterness appearing near the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A pretty good Carolinan Oktoberfest.

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Photo of rangerred
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bottle.

Pours a clear dark brownish-red with a one finger light tan head. Head fades rather quickly leaving reallly no lacing at all.

Fruity/earthy aroma along with a good bit of caramel. I can detect some cocoa along with pear and apple. A little different than I was expecting.

A quick shot of fruit up front in the flavor that is followed very quickly by cocoa and some caramel. Bitterness is on the light to moderate side but does linger through the finish. More toast and bread comes through at the end. Full and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, a decent oktoberfest but a slightly different take on the style. This one is on the fruity side with more cocoa than I was expecting. Not bad but not my favorite.

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Oktoberfest from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 62.8% out of 100 with 156 ratings
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