Oktoberfest | Upland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by zerk on 10-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,814
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
174
pDev:
14.04%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of argock
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Heavy and plodding rather than malty and built for the long Hall. Reminded me more of a doppelbock than a marzen. Needs to be lightened up and the malt profile needs more variety than heavy caramelish quality.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored beer, nearly clear, light tan head. Aromas are primarily caramel, pretty sweet, and some toffee.

Taste is all malt, no discernible noble hops. Caramel is the primary flavor, which accounts for the sweetness. Not terrible, but could’ve been much more, IMHO.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
2.3/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DareOfTheHog
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
2.71/5  rDev -23.9%
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 REVZEB
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
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 +12.9%
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 +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_N
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plumberman63
1.78/5  rDev -50%
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 -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpig372
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andy1010
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +0.8%
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 +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbei1261
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Oktoberfest from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 174 ratings