Oktoberfest | Upland Brewing Company

OktoberfestOktoberfest
BA SCORE
41.8%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 170 ratings
OktoberfestOktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zerk on 10-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,134
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
170
Liked:
71
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
14.01%
Alströms:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of DareOfTheHog
2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle bb November 2017 poured into a .5L krug at fridge temp 6.7% ABV 20 IBU. The beer pours a bright honey amber color with short lived off white head. The aroma is light but I get a little yeast character and, perhaps, just a bit of toasted malt. The taste is caramel malt up front shifting to a metallic off flavor at the end. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and not dry. There is no depth of flavor and to finish is the soapy/oily flavor usually reserved for poorly made AAL. Overall, poor. This is a disappointment. Perhaps the success of other parts of Upland's portfolio have let this beer become an afterthought.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, best enjoyed by DEC16
A - caramel colored body with a fluffy ivory head
S - toasted grain, caramel, spicy and earthy hops
T - plenty of toasty grain and caramel, toffee, earthy & spicy hops, bready lager yeast, and unfortunately hot alcohol
M - medium body, drying finish with booze lingering on the palate along with spicy hops
O - even though the flavors are decent, the alcohol is too prevalent taking away from any sort of good experience here. It is also quite hoppy and bitter for a Märzen. It's not terrible, but I wouldn't buy this again nor would I recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of Vondy08
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great light o-fest

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Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_N
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft at The Heorot.

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Photo of kinmundy77
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plumberman63
1.78/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.25

Bottle says 20 ibu...wtf. This is a bitter beer with no aroma. Very disappointed after having a Samuel Adams octoberfest that was good at 16 ibu expected this to be better.

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Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpig372
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andy1010
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's easy to make a good Marzen, but this one stands out a bit. Really good beer

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Photo of Tone
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, sweet malt, strong caramel malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, sweet malt, strong caramel malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of hops. Overall, weak appearance, but decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of IrishRacer
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbei1261
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jared_Guillaume
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrismattlin
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbfarris
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dleigh
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Oktoberfest from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 41.8% out of 100 with 170 ratings
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