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Oktoberfest | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by oberon on 09-15-2005

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: The beer is a rich chestnut in color and came with a low, off white head.

smell: Similar to the flavor. Moderately sweet toasted and nutty malts, well balanced with a clean noble hop aroma. Smells quite nice and not overdone in any aspect.

mouthfeel: the carbonation is medium and smooth, and the body medium.

taste: Considerably malty, toasted and nutty flavors are found. There is a great, crisp German hop flavor and a light to moderate bitterness in the finish.

drinkability: a pleasure

enjoyed on the sidewalk at the brewpub, within view of the Latin American Festival

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer arrived on the table clear amber with a very low off-white head which lasted well enough to lace the glass.

The aroma was malty, nutty, and toasty with a slight spicy hop presence. The aroma came off as fairly clean except for the malt and spicy characteristics. As it warmed some light alcohol began to emerge.

The flavor was nutty and toasty with again a slightly spicy hop presence and a moderate amount of caramel. The malts were nicely done but did have a bit of a fruity nature and a light bit of alcohol. Also present was soem chocolate flavor.

The finish was dry with lasting malt character and spicy with alcohol into the aftertaste. The body was just above medium with a low level of carbonation. Some alcohol warming was present after consumption. This one was heading toward and Imperial Oktoberfest, but still remained a nice beer.

Pint at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte.

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Big draft at Shagger Jacks on Oak Island. Nice dark amber color and super smooth malts. Very nice representation of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed vom Fass (cask) at Barley's Taproom on 08.24.07...

Rich and amber in appearance with decent head retention which lasted well as lace along the side of the glass. Huge aromas of roasted grains with a slightly snappy hop balancing things out. Some warming alcohol esthers on the back end. Smooth on the palate, the malt was the leading actor here with the hops being a nice twinge. Some bittersweet chocolate and dried fruit on the tongue. Dry finish but the malt body lasted long after each sip. The alcohol was noticeable, but not in a terrible way.

A nice offering, and usually a bit "hotter" than I am accustomed to, but still a very fine example of the style. I will enjoy this one all season long.

Zum wohl!

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Oktoberfest from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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